John Franklin Vining

21 August 1872–2 June 1937 (Age 64)
Etna Green, Etna Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Franklin

When John Franklin Vining was born on 21 August 1872, in Etna Green, Etna Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States, his father, John Vining, was 41 and his mother, Lydia Pellett, was 36. He married Clara Belle Hershberger on 26 December 1897, in Marshall, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Tippecanoe Township, Marshall, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Etna Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died on 2 June 1937, in Etna Green, Etna Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Etna Green Cemetery, Etna Green, Etna Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Franklin Vining
Clara Belle Hershberger
Marriage: 26 December 1897
Mary Orlee Vining
Myrtle Ruth Vining
Clyde Leo Vining
Glenn Minor Vining
Gladys O Vining
Willard Devon Vining
Charles Wendell Vining

Spouse and Children

26 December 1897
Marshall, Indiana, United States


    Mary Orlee Vining


    Myrtle Ruth Vining



    Glenn Minor Vining


    Gladys O Vining


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Vining





World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 18

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

English: habitational name for someone from a place called Fyning in Rogate in Sussex.

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

Sources (3)

  • John F Vinnings, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Vining, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John F Vining, "United States Census, 1910"

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