John Albert Franklin

10 September 1876–7 December 1954 (Age 78)
Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States

The Life of John Albert

When John Albert Franklin was born on 10 September 1876, in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States, his father, James Lewis Morgan Franklin, was 33 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Holt, was 30. He died on 7 December 1954, in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

James Lewis Morgan Franklin
1843–1916
Martha Elizabeth Holt
1846–1923
Emma Josephine Franklin
1868–1953
Charles Burton Franklin
1873–1944
John Albert Franklin
1876–1954
Nancy Ann Franklin
1882–1952

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World Events (8)

1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 4

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • John A Franklin in household of James Franklin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John A Franklin in household of Jas L M Franklin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Franklin in household of James Franklin, "United States Census, 1880"

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