Franklin Robert Hartranft

Brief Life History of Franklin Robert

When Franklin Robert Hartranft was born on 21 October 1883, in New York, United States, his father, Jacob Nelson Hartranft, was 28 and his mother, Viola Louisa Love, was 25. He married Ida May Mathers on 12 September 1907, in Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, United States. He died on 12 October 1948, in Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States.

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Franklin Robert Hartranft
Beth Imogene Freeman
Marriage: 16 October 1915
Franklin Robert Hartranft
Kenneth Newell Hartranft
Betty Love Hartranft
Jack Nelson Hartranft

Sources (23)

  • Franklin R Hartrauft Or Hartranft, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Franklin Robert Hartranft, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Franklin Robert Hartranft, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


Historical Boundaries: 1899: Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

German: descriptive nickname for a pauper, from Middle High German harte ‘hard’ + ranft ‘rind, crust’.

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

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Franklin Robert Hartranft

My grandfather died when I was 1 year old so I never knew him. His profession was sales. He progressed from owning an auto repair shop in Crawford, Nebraska to owning multiple car dealerships in wes …

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