Bernice M Franklin

Brief Life History of Bernice M

When Bernice M Franklin was born on 1 June 1920, his father, Charles Milton Franklin, was 38 and his mother, Lillie Melissa Pennington, was 29. He had at least 2 sons with Dollie Mae Watkins. He lived in Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States in 1996. He died on 14 July 2001, in Palm Beach, Florida, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Central, Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bernice M Franklin
1920–2001
Dollie Mae Watkins
1920–1996
Charles Franklin Sr
1941–2023
Charles Milton Franklin Sr
1941–2023

Sources (3)

  • Bernice Franklin, "RecordAGrave Index"
  • Bernice M Franklin in entry for Lenadner Kay Franklin, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • Bernice L Franklin, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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