Franklin Pierce Workman

22 June 1876–21 July 1952 (Age 76)
White Pine, Nevada, United States

The Life of Franklin Pierce

When Franklin Pierce Workman was born on 22 June 1876, in White Pine, Nevada, United States, his father, Charles Oliver Workman, was 23 and his mother, Arminta Ann Despain, was 21. He married Minerva Ellen Smith on 24 September 1897, in Dry Creek, Cassia, Idaho Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Glendale Election Precinct, Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Melba, Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1942. He died on 21 July 1952, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States.

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Franklin Pierce Workman
Minerva Ellen Smith
Marriage: 24 September 1897
Golden W. Workman
Lyle Francis Workman
Nellie Nathalia Workman

Spouse and Children

24 September 1897
Dry Creek, Cassia, Idaho Territory, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.

Age 11

Historical Boundaries - 1887: Ada, Idaho Territory, United States; 1890: Ada, Idaho, United States; 1892: Canyon, Idaho, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English work + man. According to a gloss cited by Reaney the term was used in the Middle Ages to denote an ambidextrous person, and the surname may also be a nickname in this sense.

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

Sources (3)

  • Frank Workman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank Workman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank P Wortman, "United States Census, 1920"

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