Arthur Leonard Franklin

19 July 1907–16 April 1948 (Age 40)
Blaunt, Tennessee

The Life of Arthur Leonard

When Arthur Leonard Franklin was born on 19 July 1907, his father, James Isaiah Franklin, was 41 and his mother, Minnie Sisera ( Luster) Winters, was 43. He married Ruth Marie Newson on 12 April 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 11, Carter, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 16 April 1948, at the age of 40.

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Arthur Leonard Franklin
Ruth Marie Newson
Marriage: 12 April 1926
Miss Franklin

Spouse and Children

12 April 1926
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Isaiah Franklin


    Minnie Sisera ( Luster) Winters





    Mary Carolina Franklin


    Josie Franklin


    George Franklin


    Jasie Franklin


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 12

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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 (3)

  • Arthur L Franklin in household of Everett E Williams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arthur L Franklin Sr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Author S Franklin in household of James I Franklin, "United States Census, 1920"

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