Archibald Franklin

11 November 1861–
Mahomet, Champaign, Illinois, United States

The Life of Archibald

When Archibald Franklin was born on 11 November 1861, in Mahomet, Champaign, Illinois, United States, his father, Daniel Franklin, was 26 and his mother, Mahala Hill, was 35. He married Lorena A Brainard on 17 December 1912, in Baker, Fallon, Montana, United States. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Highland I Election Precinct, Sarpy, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years.

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Archibald Franklin
Lorena A Brainard
Marriage: 17 December 1912

Spouse and Children

17 December 1912
Baker, Fallon, Montana, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Eunice F. Franklin


    Homer Franklin


    Sarah E Franklin


    John Thomas Franklin



World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 6

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 31

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

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)

  • Archibald Franklin in household of Archibald Hill, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Archie D Franklin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Archie D Franklin, "United States Census, 1920"

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