Benjamin Franklin Evilsizer Sr

Brief Life History of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Evilsizer Sr was born on 10 May 1890, in Gratiot, Michigan, United States, his father, Frank Otis Evilsizer, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Adelle Soper, was 22. He married Josephine Murphy on 31 October 1911, in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lyons Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Manchester Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 8 June 1966, in Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Evilsizer Sr
Josephine Murphy
Marriage: 31 October 1911
Bessie Ione Evilsizer
Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Evilsizer Jr.
Irma Evilsizer
James Leroy Evilsizer
Raymond Edwin Evilesize
Fay Edward Evilsizer
Betty Jane Evilsizer
Jack Dorman Evilsizer

Sources (17)

  • Bennie Evilsizer, "Michigan State Census, 1894"
  • Benjamin F. Evilsizer, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Benjamin Franklin Evilsizer, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

1910 · The BSA is Made

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Ibelshäuser: nickname for someone living in a bad house, from Middle High German ubele ‘bad, of poor quality’ + derivative agent of haus ‘inhabitant of a house’. Alternatively, Übelshaus may be a word for prison.

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

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