Edward Frank Franklin

8 January 1883–8 June 1953 (Age 70)
Plymouth, Iowa, United States

The Life of Edward Frank

When Edward Frank Franklin was born on 8 January 1883, in Plymouth, Iowa, United States, his father, John Lewis Archie Franklin, was 26 and his mother, Hariett Regina Speed, was 19. He lived in Harlan Township, Decatur, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died on 8 June 1953, in Craik, Saskatchewan, Canada, at the age of 70.

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John Lewis Archie Franklin
Hariett Regina Speed
Maria Elizabeth Franklin
Edith Franklin
Ira D. Franklin
Stella Franklin
Emma Jane Franklin
Edward Frank Franklin
Ida Mae Franklin
John Martin Franklin
Viola Franklin
Luella Franklin
George Herald Franklin
Clair Gerald Franklin

Parents and Siblings

    John Lewis Archie Franklin


    Hariett Regina Speed




    Maria Elizabeth Franklin



    Edith Franklin



    Ira D. Franklin


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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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  • Eddie F Franklin in household of John L Franklin, "United States Census, 1900"

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