Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Phinney

15 January 1854–14 September 1915 (Age 61)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin "Frank"

When Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Phinney was born on 15 January 1854, in Illinois, United States, his father, George Palfrey Phinney, was 29 and his mother, Catharine Coolidge Richardson, was 26. He married Emma Elizabeth Albin on 4 July 1876, in Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hand, South Dakota, United States in 1900 and Willow Springs, Howell, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 14 September 1915, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in G A R Cemetery, Miller Township, Hand, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Phinney
Emma Elizabeth Albin
Marriage: 4 July 1876
James Elias "Judge" Phinney
Cecil George Phinney
Robert Bartlet Phinney
Palfrey Payton "Paul" Phinney
Wyman Albin Phinney
Grace Phinney
PVT Frank T. Phinney , USA
Mabel Edna Phinney
Nell "Nellie" Phinney

Spouse and Children

4 July 1876
Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1855 · Lager Beer Riot

Age 1

The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 18

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: altered spelling of Finney .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank F?Inney, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Francis Phinney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • B Franklin Phimsey in household of G P Phimsey, "United States Census, 1870"

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