Franklin Draper

11 October 1864–19 December 1929 (Age 65)
Madison, Madison, Madison, New York, United States

The Life of Franklin

When Franklin Draper was born on 11 October 1864, in Madison, Madison, Madison, New York, United States, his father, Ari Draper, was 49 and his mother, Cynthia Bender, was 42. He married Rosella Louise Nicholls Hamilton on 28 October 1883, in Madison, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Sullivan, Sullivan, Madison, New York, United States for about 10 years and Wood River Township, Custer, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 19 December 1929, in Arnold, Custer, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Arnold, Custer, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Draper
Rosella Louise Nicholls Hamilton
Marriage: 28 October 1883
Blanch Cynthia Draper
Lydia Draper
Ida Mae Draper
Maud Elizabeth Draper
Bessie Rose Draper
Walter Francis ( Friskey) Draper
Robert William Draper

Spouse and Children

28 October 1883
Madison, New York, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Ari Draper


    Cynthia Bender




    William Draper


    David Draper


    Hortense (Ortency) Draper


    Charles Jerome Draper


    Mary Elizabeth Draper


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 3

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 18

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, Anglo-Norman French draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap ‘cloth’). The surname was introduced to Ulster in the 17th century. Draperstown in County Londonderry was named for the London Company of Drapers, which was allocated the land in the early 17th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Franklin Draper in household of Ariah Draper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Franklin Draper in household of Ari Draper, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Frank Draper in household of Ari Draper, "New York State Census, 1875"

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