Walter Frain

2 July 1877–10 March 1964 (Age 86)
Clearspring Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States

The Life of Walter

When Walter Frain was born on 2 July 1877, in Clearspring Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States, his father, John J. ( Jonney) Frain, was 23 and his mother, Catherine " Cassie" Lint, was 27. He lived in Springfield Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 10 March 1964, at the age of 86, and was buried in Bellevue Cemetery, Bellevue, Eaton, Michigan, United States.

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John J. ( Jonney) Frain
Catherine " Cassie" Lint
Walter Frain
Julia Helen Frain
Elizabeth Ann ( Lizzie Ann) Frain

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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 2

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): topographic name for someone who lived near an ash tree or ash wood, from Old French fraisne, fresne ‘ash’ (Latin fraxinus).2 French: habitational name from a place in Vosges named Frain.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Frain in household of John Frain, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Walter Frain, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Walter Frain, "Find A Grave Index"

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