George Newton Franks

Brief Life History of George Newton

When George Newton Franks was born on 29 October 1900, in Detroit, Red River, Texas, United States, his father, Charles Andrew Franks, was 29 and his mother, Daisy Laura Fodge, was 20. He married Beulah Beatrice Laurence on 12 August 1925, in Bryan, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 1, Glenn, California, United States in 1940. He died on 8 July 1959, in Willows, Glenn, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Orland IOOF Cemetery, Orland, Glenn, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Newton Franks
1900–1959
Beulah Beatrice Laurence
1902–1989
Marriage: 12 August 1925
C. Laurence Franks
1927–
Earnest Paul Franks
1927–2000

Sources (8)

  • George Franks, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Franks, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • George Newton Franks, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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