Franklin Newton McClure

Male13 April 1917–18 March 2000

Brief Life History of Franklin Newton

When Franklin Newton McClure was born on 13 April 1917, in Cloverdale, Cloverdale Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States, his father, Merle Harrison McClure, was 25 and his mother, Rebecca Harriet Wheeler, was 26. He lived in Brown Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 18 March 2000, in Escondido, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Oceanside, San Diego, California, United States.

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Merle Harrison McClure
Rebecca Harriet Wheeler
Franklin Newton McClure
John Hiatt McClure

Sources (4)

  • Franklin N Mcclure in household of Merle H Mcclure, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Franklin N Mcclure, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"
  • Franklin Newton McClure, "Indiana, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 17

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 


Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Uidhir ‘son of Gille Odhar’, the ‘swarthy lad’. Compare Irish Mac Giolla Uidhir regularly Anglicized McAleer .

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

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