Franklin Eaton Cheney

7 December 1895–20 February 1972 (Age 76)
St. Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States

The Life of Franklin Eaton

When Franklin Eaton Cheney was born on 7 December 1895, in St. Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States, his father, Frank Lewis Cheney, was 34 and his mother, Emily Ann Eaton, was 24. He married Chloe Hadden on 29 December 1917, in Durango, La Plata, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kline, La Plata, Colorado, United States in 1930 and Redmesa, La Plata, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 20 February 1972, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Franklin Eaton Cheney
Chloe Hadden
Marriage: 29 December 1917
Aften Leroy Cheney
Emily Ann Cheney
Raymond Franklin Cheney
Byron Eaton Cheney
Cyrel Reed Cheney
Joy Allene Cheney

Spouse and Children

29 December 1917
Durango, La Plata, Colorado, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory Opens

Age 3

The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory harvested sugar from beets because sugar cane was hard to grow in northern Utah. During World War, it was hard to get sugar beet seeds, so the company started to harvest the seeds of the beets they were using. The Company merged with a factory in Logan to create the Amalgamated Sugar Company which is still operational today.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Chesney .2 French: habitational name from a place in Yonne, which takes its name from a Romano-Gallic estate, Caniacum ‘estate of a man named Canius’, from the Roman personal name + the locative suffix -acum.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank E Cheney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank E. Cheney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank E Cheney in entry for Raymond Franklin Cheney, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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