Alva Leland Franks

Brief Life History of Alva Leland

When Alva Leland Franks was born on 21 October 1876, in Brooklyn, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, his father, Samuel Isaac Franks, was 21 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Wright, was 17. He married Rosella E Simpson on 29 May 1900, in Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Chula Vista, San Diego, California, United States for about 10 years and National Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1940. He died on 26 April 1959, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Alva Leland Franks
Nettie Emma Miller
Orval Alva Franks
Sada Franks Humphrey

Sources (14)

  • Alva L Franks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alva L Franks, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
  • Alva Leland Franks, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


Historical Boundaries: 1888: Boulder, Colorado, United States

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from Frank .

English: perhaps sometimes a variant of Frankish, an ethnic name from Middle English frankys ‘French, Frenchman’ (Old English frencisc), for someone from France.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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