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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Family Time Line

John Lewis Archie Franklin
1856–1934
Hariett Regina Speed
1863–1929
Maria Elizabeth Franklin
1878–1881
Edith Franklin
1881–1882
Ira D. Franklin
1884–1901
Stella Franklin
1889–1913
Emma Jane Franklin
1880–1962
Edward Frank Franklin
1883–1953
Ida Mae Franklin
1886–1948
John Martin Franklin
1891–1929
Viola Franklin
1897–1972
Luella Franklin
1899–
George Herald Franklin
1904–1952
Clair Gerald Franklin
1906–1960

Parents and Siblings

    John Lewis Archie Franklin

    Male1856–1934Male

    Hariett Regina Speed

    Female1863–1929Female

siblings

(12)

    Maria Elizabeth Franklin

    Female1878–1881Female

    Female1880–1962Female

    Edith Franklin

    Female1881–1882Female

    Male1883–1953Male

    Ira D. Franklin

    Male1884–1901Male

+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.
1886

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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Sources (1)

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

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