Julius Calvin Franklin Jr

20 November 1924–8 February 1985 (Age 60)
Springhill cemetery Nashville, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Julius Calvin

When Julius Calvin Franklin Jr was born on 20 November 1924, his father, Julius Claude FRANKLIN, was 43 and his mother, Stella Mae BENEDICT, was 40. He married Wilda Geraldine Vanatta on 16 February 1950, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Lincoln, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years and Civil District 16, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 8 February 1985, at the age of 60.

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Julius Calvin Franklin Jr
Wilda Geraldine Vanatta
Marriage: 16 February 1950

Spouse and Children

16 February 1950
Davidson, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Julius Claude FRANKLIN





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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 7

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

Age 17

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: status name from Middle English frankelin ‘franklin’, a technical term of the feudal system, from Anglo-Norman French franc ‘free’ ( see Frank 2) + the Germanic suffix -ling. The status of the franklin varied somewhat according to time and place in medieval England; in general, he was a free man and a holder of fairly extensive areas of land, a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders but below a knight or a member of the nobility.2 The surname is also borne by Jews, in which case it represents an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.3 In modern times, this has been used to Americanize François, the French form of Francis .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Julius C Franklin Jr. in household of Julias C Franklin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Calvin Franklin in household of Claude Franklin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Julius Calvin Franklin, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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