Ruhama Franklin

September 1882–about 1903 (Age 20)
Jefferson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Ruhama

When Ruhama Franklin was born in September 1882, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States, her father, William O. Franklin, was 30 and her mother, Mary C. Florence Reed, was 31. She married Coger Lafayette Parsons on 3 December 1901, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Election Precinct 4, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1900. She died about 1903, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 21.

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Coger Lafayette Parsons
Ruhama Franklin
Marriage: 3 December 1901
Bittie L. Zora Parsons

Spouse and Children

3 December 1901
Jefferson, Alabama, United States


    Bittie L. Zora Parsons


Parents and Siblings

    William O. Franklin


    Mary C. Florence Reed




    Mary E. Franklin



    Dolla C. Franklin


    Thomas A. Franklin



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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 4

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 8

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: status name from Middle English frankelin ‘franklin’, a technical term of the feudal system, from Anglo-Norman French franc ‘free’ ( see Frank 2) + the Germanic suffix -ling. The status of the franklin varied somewhat according to time and place in medieval England; in general, he was a free man and a holder of fairly extensive areas of land, a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders but below a knight or a member of the nobility.2 The surname is also borne by Jews, in which case it represents an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.3 In modern times, this has been used to Americanize François, the French form of Francis .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Ruhama Franklin in household of William Franklin, "United States Census, 1900"

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