Frank Wesley Rathburn

Brief Life History of Frank Wesley

When Frank Wesley Rathburn was born on 24 June 1885, in Clay Center, Clay, Kansas, United States, his father, Edward Richard Rathburn, was 33 and his mother, Alta Jane Ellis, was 30. He married Pearl Alice Collins on 5 September 1903, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Colon, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Colon Township, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 6 February 1966, in Centreville, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Colon, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States.

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Frank Wesley Rathburn
Pearl Alice Collins
Marriage: 5 September 1903
Lloyd Lavern Rathburn
Merna Lueen Rathburn
Evelyn G Rathburn
Mildred Olive Rathbun
Clinton Collins Rathburn

Sources (26)

  • Frank Rathburn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank Rathburn, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Frank Wesley Rathburn, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

1907 · Not for profit elections

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Rathbun . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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