James Franklin Fern

6 December 1872–28 April 1953 (Age 80)
Johnson, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Franklin

When James Franklin Fern was born on 6 December 1872, in Johnson, Illinois, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Fern, was 24 and his mother, Viola Smoot, was 30. He married Arista J. Trigg on 8 March 1896, in Johnson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and West Frankfort, Franklin, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 28 April 1953, at the age of 80.

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James Franklin Fern
Orpha Confer
Georgie Confer
Nancy Fern
Thelma I Fern

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 5

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a place where there was an abundance of ferns, from Old English fearn ‘fern’ (sometimes used as a collective noun).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James F Fern, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J F Fern, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James F Fern, "United States Census, 1930"

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