Alfred Franklin

1890–4 October 1915 (Age 25)
Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alfred

When Alfred Franklin was born in 1890, in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Henry Franklin, was 27 and his mother, Caroline Bolt, was 27. He died on 4 October 1915, in Loos, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, at the age of 25, and was buried in Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

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William Henry Franklin
Caroline Bolt
John Franklin
William Franklin
Harry Franklin
Alfred Franklin

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World Events (7)

1894 · The Affair - Dreyfus is Accused of Treason
Age 4
The Dreyfus affair was a huge scandal in the late 19th century and early 20th century French. Alfred Dreyfus was born on October 9, 1859 in Mulhouse, France  and died on July 12, 1935 in Paris France. He was convicted of treason. He was accused of being a spy in the German embassy in France.
Age 10
Paris, France hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1904 · The Entente Cordiale
Age 14
The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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)

  • Alfred Franklin in household of William H Franklin, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Alfred Franklin, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"
  • Alfred Franklin, "Find A Grave Index"

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