Franklin H. Work

10 February 1819–16 March 1911 (Age 92)
Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States

The Life of Franklin H.

When Franklin H. Work was born on 10 February 1819, in Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States, his father, John Work, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Duncan Boude, was 28. He married Ellen Wood on 17 February 1857, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in New York County, New York, United States in 1860. He died on 16 March 1911, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin H. Work
Ellen Wood
Marriage: 17 February 1857
Frances Eleanor Work
George Peet Work
George Paul Work
Lucy Bond Work
James Henry Work
Maude Alice Work

Spouse and Children

17 February 1857
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    John Clinton Work


    Caroline Maria Wark



    Elizabeth Work



World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1824 · Property Value is Estimated

Age 5

In 1824, the value of real estate in Brooklyn was estimated as $2,111,390 and personal property was estimated as $438,690.

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Work in the parish of St. Ola, Orkney.2 English: from Old English (ge)weorc ‘work’, ‘fortification’, hence probably a topographic name or an occupational name for someone who worked on fortifications or at a fort.3 Danish: habitational name from a place so called.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank Work, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Frank Work, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Frank Work, "United States Census, 1900"

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