When Dora Alma Franklin was born in September 1871, in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, United States, her father, George Allen Franklin, was 35 and her mother, Adelia Elizabeth Huffman, was 21. She married Jesse Calvert Holland on 25 June 1896, in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Southern Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1880 and West Marion Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 28 April 1934, in Herrin, Williamson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, United States.
English: status name from Middle English frankeleyn ‘freeman, freeholder, land-owner of free but not noble birth’ (Anglo-Norman French fraunclein). In general, he was a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders but below a knight or a member of the nobility.
Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames, such as Frankel .
History: The American statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) was the son of Josiah Franklin, a chandler (dealer in soap and candles), who had emigrated c. 1682 from Ecton, Northamptonshire, to Boston, MA, where his son was born.
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