Ines Cleona Franklin

1896–1954 (Age 58)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Ines Cleona

When Ines Cleona Franklin was born in 1896, in Indiana, United States, her father, William T. Franklin, was 29 and her mother, Millie Loy, was 22. She married Jesse Loren Wilt on 29 February 1920. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Fall Creek MM, Madison, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Fall Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died in 1954, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Loren Wilt
Ines Cleona Franklin
Marriage: 29 February 1920
Frederick L Wilt
William Thompson Wilt
Lorania Mae Wilt
Evelyn Joan Wilt

Spouse and Children

29 February 1920



    William Thompson Wilt


    Lorania Mae Wilt


    Evelyn Joan Wilt


Parents and Siblings

    William T. Franklin


    Millie Loy





    Elsie Franklin


    Morris Franklin


    Florence Franklin


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 0

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 10

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 16

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Inez Franklin in household of William Franklin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Inez C Franklin in household of William T Franklin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Inez C Wilt, "United States Census, 1940"

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