John Wilford Frank Sr.

24 October 1885–5 February 1920 (Age 34)
Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States

The Life of John Wilford

When John Wilford Frank Sr. was born on 24 October 1885, in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Frank, was 27 and his mother, Hilda Marie Pedersen, was 18. He married Alice Catherine Knudsen on 15 December 1909, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Rock Island, Rock Island Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 February 1920, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wilford Frank Sr.
1885–1920
Alice Catherine Knudsen
1888–1982
Marriage: 15 December 1909
Geneva Marie Frank
1910–1961
Melba Alice Frank
1912–1946
John Wilford Frank Jr
1914–1981
Sarah Allene Frank
1918–2003

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 December 1909
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 11

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

1 German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Slovenian, Czech, Hungarian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic or regional name for someone from Franconia (German Franken), a region of southwestern Germany so called from its early settlement by the Franks, a Germanic people who inhabited the lands around the river Rhine in Roman times. In the 6th–9th centuries, under leaders such as Clovis I ( c. 466–511 ) and Charlemagne ( 742–814 ), the Franks established a substantial empire in western Europe, from which the country of France takes its name. The term Frank in eastern Mediterranean countries was used, in various vernacular forms, to denote the Crusaders and their descendants, and the American surname may also be an Americanized form of such a form.2 English, Dutch, German, etc.: from the personal name Frank, in origin an ethnic name for a Frank. This also came be used as an adjective meaning ‘free’, ‘open-hearted’, ‘generous’, deriving from the fact that in Frankish Gaul only people of Frankish race enjoyed the status of fully free men. It was also used as a Jewish personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John W Frank in household of Henry Frank, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Frank in household of Henry Frank, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John W Frank, "United States Census, 1920"

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