Benjamen Franklin Applegate

1900–1962 (Age 62)
Blum, Hill, Texas, United States

The Life of Benjamen Franklin

When Benjamen Franklin Applegate was born on 4 July 1900, in Blum, Hill, Texas, United States, his father, Joseph Marion Applegate, was 18 and his mother, Estella Jane Martin, was 17. He married Fannie Mae Stevens on 6 October 1917, in Blum, Hill, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Hill, Texas, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 3, Merced, California, United States in 1940. He died on 6 December 1962, in Madera, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Arbor Vitae Cemetery, Madera, Madera, California, United States.

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Benjamen Franklin Applegate
Fannie Mae Stevens
Marriage: 6 October 1917
Frankie Louise Applegate
Adolphus Joseph Applegate
Willie Geneva Applegate
Luther Levon Applegate
Frances Estelle Applegate
Lewis Thomas Applegate
Janie Lou Applegate

Spouse & Children

6 October 1917
Blum, Hill, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 1

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

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.

Age 17

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Northern English: extremely common variant of Applegarth , in which the less familiar final element has been assimilated to the northern Middle English word gate ‘road’ or to modern English gate.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ben F Applegate, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank B Applegate, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank Applegate, "United States Census, 1940"

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