Peter Dubose "D" Franklin

3 June 1865–7 November 1933 (Age 68)
Santa Rosa, Florida, United States

The Life of Peter Dubose "D"

When Peter Dubose "D" Franklin was born on 3 June 1865, in Santa Rosa, Florida, United States, his father, William Wyatt Franklin, was 54 and his mother, Sarah Sallie DuBose, was 39. He married Margaret Elizabeth Russell on 15 October 1885. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Red Rock, Toledo, Belize in 1900 and Beaver Creek, Okaloosa, Florida, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 November 1933, in Okaloosa, Florida, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Okaloosa, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Dubose "D" Franklin
Sarah Elizabeth Stokes
Marriage: about 1905
Earl Franklin
Arlie Gulliver Franklin
Sarah Evelyn Franklin
Shirley Evangeline Franklin

Spouse and Children

about 1905


Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Prescott Franklin


    Selica Franklin


    Dertise Franklin


    William Wyatt Franklin Jr.


    Benjamin Derby Franklin


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1878 · St. Mary's Episcopal Church is Built

Age 13

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida organized a mission church in 1878 to provide a location that could serve seasonal guests. Visitors and residents from Green Cove Springs raised over $1000 to build the church. On March 10, 1879, the Church held its first service. This location is notable because it would eventually be added to U.S. National Register of Historic Places (February 17, 1978).

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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 (3)

  • P D Franklin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Peter Franklin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Peter D Franklin, "United States Census, 1900"

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