Frank Riddle Joslin

14 January 1879–21 December 1917 (Age 38)
Crisman, Porter, Indiana, United States

The Life of Frank Riddle

When Frank Riddle Joslin was born on 14 January 1879, in Crisman, Porter, Indiana, United States, his father, Frank M Joslin, was 30 and his mother, Cecelia Ann Johnston, was 29. He married Gladys Sophia Barber on 11 June 1902, in Mancelona, Antrim, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Portage, Porter, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 21 December 1917, in Cuba, at the age of 38.

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Frank Riddle Joslin
Gladys Sophia Barber
Marriage: 11 June 1902
Frank Malcolm Joslin
Kathleen M Joslin
Verdier Danver Joslin
Marion Joslin

Spouse and Children

11 June 1902
Mancelona, Antrim, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Frank M Joslin


    Cecelia Ann Johnston




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Hudson's

Age 2

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 11

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: from an Old French personal name imported into England by the Normans in the forms Goscelin, Gosselin, Joscelin. For the most part it is from the Germanic personal name Gauzelin, a diminutive from a short form of the various compound names having as their first element the tribal name Gaut (apparently the same word as Old English Gēatas, the Scandinavian people to which Beowulf belonged, and also akin to the ethnic name Goth). However, the name also came to be considered as a pet form of Old French Josse ( see Joyce ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Franklin Joslin in household of Franklin Joslin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frank Riddle Joslin, "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925"
  • Frank A. Josline, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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