Franklin Eluation Sweet

Brief Life History of Franklin Eluation

When Franklin Eluation Sweet was born on 24 May 1886, in Attica, Attica Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States, his father, John Sweet, was 26 and his mother, Effie C Walton, was 24. He married Blanche Mae Olds on 15 March 1905, in Imlay City, Lapeer, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Arcadia Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Imlay City, Lapeer, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 December 1966, in Almont, Almont Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Imlay Cemetery, Imlay City, Lapeer, Michigan, United States.

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Franklin Eluation Sweet
1886–1966
Blanche Mae Olds
1885–1958
Marriage: 15 March 1905
Mildred Elaine Sweet
1905–1989
Frank John Sweet
1907–1993
Harvey John Sweet
1907–1993
Maude Irene sweet
1909–1981
Kenneth Elden Sweet
1912–1989
Ford Gilbert Sweet
1914–1981

Sources (24)

  • Frankie Sweet in household of John Sweet, "Michigan State Census, 1894"
  • Frank Sweet, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Frank Sweet, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

World Events (8)

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""."

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1907 · Not for profit elections

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

Name Meaning

English (Somerset): from the Middle English personal name Swet(e) (Old English Swēt(a) (male), Swēte (female)), or else a nickname from Middle English swet(e), sweyt ‘sweet; pleasing; beloved; attractive’ (Old English swēte, swōt), from which the personal names derive. Compare Swett .

Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess and French Ledoux ‘the gentle, the sweet’.

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

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