Myra Florine Franklin

19 November 1871–2 October 1954 (Age 82)
Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Myra Florine

When Myra Florine Franklin was born on 19 November 1871, in Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John H Franklin, was 30 and her mother, Lutheria Louisa Weatherhead, was 28. She married Willis Alonzo Weld on 10 November 1897, in Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years and United States in 1954. She died on 2 October 1954, in Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Willis Alonzo Weld
Myra Florine Franklin
Marriage: 10 November 1897

Spouse and Children

10 November 1897
Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

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    Lutheria Louisa Weatherhead




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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 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)

  • Myria Weld en la familia de Willie Weld, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Myra Weld en la familia de Willie A Weld, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Myra G Weld, "United States Census, 1920"

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