Lucy Franklin

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     Lucy Franklin married Amos Ormesby.

Child of Lucy Franklin and Amos Ormesby

Mabel Gertrude Franklin

F, b. 14 March 1895, d. March 1967
     Mabel Gertrude Franklin was born on 14 March 1895 at Harlan, Shelby Co., IA. She was the daughter of Thomas Nelson Franklin and Gertrude Pearl Tallman. Mabel Gertrude Franklin married Reginald V. Rorabaugh on 8 June 1916 at Harlan, Shelby Co., IA. Mabel Gertrude Franklin died in March 1967 at Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK. She was buried on 7 March 1967 at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK.

Child of Mabel Gertrude Franklin and Reginald V. Rorabaugh

Manson J. Franklin

M, b. 4 February 1905, d. August 1964
     Manson J. Franklin was born on 4 February 1905 at Washington Co. (probably), IN.1 He was the son of Oliver A. Franklin and Olivia (?)1 Manson J. Franklin married Marguerite Johnson, daughter of Daniel S. Johnson and Maude Cathcart, on 20 October 1932. Manson J. Franklin died in August 1964 at age 59 dates per SSDI.

Citations

  1. [S2165] 1910 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 387; FHL #1374400.

Mary J. Franklin1

F, b. circa 1857
     Mary J. Franklin was born circa 1857 at Iowa.1 She was the daughter of Elijah Franklin and Nancy Strawn.1

Citations

  1. [S2814] 1870 Federal Census, White County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 373; FHL #545872.

Melissa Jane Franklin

F, b. 28 September 1850, d. 22 October 1910
     Melissa Jane Franklin was born on 28 September 1850 at Fairfield Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Amanda Patience Hunter. Melissa Jane Franklin died on 22 October 1910 at Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, at age 60.

Citations

  1. [S576] 1860 Federal Census, Fairfield County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 960; FHL #803960.

Nathan Hood Franklin

M, b. 27 October 1849, d. 12 December 1923
     Nathan Hood Franklin was born on 27 October 1849. He was the son of Benjamin Franklin and Lucinda Rankin. Nathan Hood Franklin married Ada Jane Rankin, daughter of Col. Robert L. S. Rankin and Louisa DaVault, on 7 February 1906. Nathan Hood Franklin died on 12 December 1923 at Jefferson Co., TN, at age 74. He was buried in December 1923 at Hebron Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hebron, Jefferson Co., TN.

Oliver A. Franklin1

M, b. circa 1874
     Oliver A. Franklin was born circa 1874 at Indiana.1 He married Olivia (?) circa 1896.1

Child of Oliver A. Franklin and Olivia (?)

Citations

  1. [S2165] 1910 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 387; FHL #1374400.

Pearl Franklin

F, b. September 1883
     Pearl Franklin was born in September 1883 at Illinois. She was the daughter of Harrison Franklin and Louisa Catherine Munson.

Priscilla Franklin1

F, b. circa 1853
     Priscilla Franklin was born circa 1853 at Iowa.1 She was the daughter of Elijah Franklin and Nancy Strawn.1

Citations

  1. [S2824] 1860 Federal Census, Winnebago County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 240; FHL #803240.

Rudolph Franklin1

M, b. 24 June 1911, d. 21 June 1991
     Rudolph Franklin was born on 24 June 1911 at Monroe Co., KY.1 He was the son of Austin Franklin and Myrtle (?)1 Rudolph Franklin married Mary Iva Wimpee, daughter of Joseph Harrison Wimpee and Lillie Morris Creek, on 7 July 1928 at Macon Co., TN. Occupation: Dairy truck driver in 1940 at Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY.2 Rudolph Franklin died on 21 June 1991 at Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY, at age 79.

Children of Rudolph Franklin and Mary Iva Wimpee

Citations

  1. [S3214] 1920 Federal Census, Allen County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 557; FHL #1820557.
  2. [S2281] 1940 Federal Census, Warren County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1360.

Sarah L. Franklin1

F, b. circa December 1859
     Sarah L. Franklin was born circa December 1859 at Winnebago Co., IL.1 She was the daughter of Elijah Franklin and Nancy Strawn.1

Citations

  1. [S2824] 1860 Federal Census, Winnebago County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 240; FHL #803240.

Theodore V. Franklin1

M, b. December 1887
     Theodore V. Franklin was born in December 1887 at Boone Co. (probably), IA.1 He was the son of Thomas Richard Franklin and Frances (?)1

Citations

  1. [S193] 1900 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 418; FHL #1240419.

Thomas Franklin1

M, b. May 1894
     Thomas Franklin was born in May 1894 at Boone Co. (probably), IA.1 He was the son of Thomas Richard Franklin and Frances (?)1

Citations

  1. [S193] 1900 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 418; FHL #1240419.

Thomas J. Franklin

M
     Thomas J. Franklin was born at England. He married Mary Elizabeth Lundstrom.

Child of Thomas J. Franklin and Mary Elizabeth Lundstrom

Thomas Nelson Franklin

M, b. 10 June 1864
     Note: From HISTORY OF SHELBY COUNTY, IOWA --

THOMAS N. FRANKLIN:

The gentleman to whom attention is directed in this review had attained prestige by reason of native and acquired ability because of prominence of his position in banking circles and by reason of his high standing in the domain of citizenship. He takes a deep and abiding interest in everything pertaining to the material advancement of his city and county and lends his hearty support to every enterprise intended to promote the advancement of Shelby County.

His family was one of those who had the distinction of being numbered among the pioneers of the Groves, Mr. Franklin has lived the greater part of his life within the borders of his home county. As vice-president of the oldest
financial institution in Shelby county he holds a position of honor, trust and responsibility in the community.

Thomas N. FRANKLIN, vice-president of the Shelby County State Bank, was born June 10, 1864, in Summit County, Utah, and was the son of Thomas J. FRANKLIN, a native of England. The father was an officer in the British Army before coming to America and came of an excellent English family. He emigrated to this county about 1850, and after spending some time in the Middle West he journeyed to Utah a few years after the great migration of Mormon settlers or Latter Day Saints. He became affiliated with this denomination and took some part in establishing the settlements in the state founded by the Latter Day Saint leaders. He was one of the officers of the church organization in Utah, but in 1870 he renounced his belief in the faith of this church and united with the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, after which he moved to Missouri where he died some years afterwards. The wife of Thomas J. FRANKLIN and the mother of Thomas N. was Mary Elizabeth LUNDSTROM, a native of Sweden who came to America when sixteen years of age. She died in Harlan in 1907 and was the mother of five children, Henry died at the age of seventeen years; J. M. resides near Cameron, Missouri; Mrs. Selina Clark lives at Ukiah, California; Thomas N., with whom this narrative deals; Mrs Julia V. Mockler, of Bismarck, North Dakota.

Mr. Franklin has been twice married. His first marriage occurred in September, 1893. He married Gertrude TALLMAN, who died March 27, 1895, leaving one daughter, Mabel Gertrude, a student in the Music Conservatory at Fargo, North Dakota. His second marriage took place May 12, 1907, to Pearl S. MC CORD, a daughter of Bradley and Mary E. MC CORD, of Harlan. To this marriage have been born the following children: Mary Elizabeth, born October 6, 1899: Maxine, born November 10, 1901: Thomas Bradley, born February 14, 1906, and Mignon Velate, born December 31, 1913.

Mr. Franklin is allied with the Democratic party and takes an interest in political affairs to the extent of assisting in the election of good and capable men to office. He is a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints. He is fraternally connected with the Knights of Pythias and the Blue Lodge of the A. F. and A. M of Harlan. His standing in the community as one of its well respected and useful citizens is assured.

Thomas Nelson Franklin was born on 10 June 1864 at Summit, UT. He was the son of Thomas J. Franklin and Mary Elizabeth Lundstrom. Thomas Nelson Franklin married Gertrude Pearl Tallman, daughter of James Henry Tallman and Landora Jane Richtstine, on 20 September 1893 at Harlan, Shelby Co., IA.

Child of Thomas Nelson Franklin and Gertrude Pearl Tallman

Thomas Richard Franklin1

M, b. January 1859
     Thomas Richard Franklin was born in January 1859 at Greenfield Twp., Fairfield Co., OH.2,1,3 He was the son of Benjamin Franklin and Amanda Patience Hunter.1 Thomas Richard Franklin married Frances (?) circa 1886 at Boone Co. (probably), IA.3

Children of Thomas Richard Franklin and Frances (?)

Citations

  1. [S292] 1880 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 0328, FHL #1254328.
  2. [S576] 1860 Federal Census, Fairfield County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 960; FHL #803960.
  3. [S193] 1900 Federal Census, Boone County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 418; FHL #1240419.

Vernon Delhart Franklin

M, b. 2 September 1927, d. 13 April 2012
     Vernon Delhart Franklin was born on 2 September 1927 at Fox, Carter Co., OK.1 He was the son of William Henry Franklin and Osa Angeline Cargo.1 Vernon Delhart Franklin died on 13 April 2012 at Midland, Midland Co., TX, at age 84


Obituary:

Vernon D. Franklin, 84, of Midland, died on Friday, April 13, 2012, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, April 16, 2012 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Rev. Bob Porterfield, officiating.
Survivors, all of Midland, include wife, Edwana Lynette; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis L. and Carolyn S. Franklin; daughter, Ellen Diane Franklin and friend, Eloy Davis; grandson, Robert Michael Franklin.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.

Citations

  1. [S4415] 1940 Federal Census, Duval County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 4023.

William Harrison Franklin

M
     William Harrison Franklin married Mariah Jane Clarke.

Child of William Harrison Franklin and Mariah Jane Clarke

William Henry Franklin1

M, b. 16 October 1894, d. 3 July 1968
     William Henry Franklin was born on 16 October 1894 at Texas.1 He married Osa Angeline Cargo. William Henry Franklin died on 3 July 1968 at Wilson, Carter Co., OK, at age 73. He was buried in July 1968 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Carter Co., OK, Findagrave #19556068.

Child of William Henry Franklin and Osa Angeline Cargo

Citations

  1. [S4415] 1940 Federal Census, Duval County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 4023.

William J. Franklin1

M, b. circa 1855
     William J. Franklin was born circa 1855 at Iowa.1 He was the son of Elijah Franklin and Nancy Strawn.1

Citations

  1. [S2824] 1860 Federal Census, Winnebago County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 240; FHL #803240.

(?) Franks

M
     (?) Franks was born at Michigan. He married Mary Virginia Miller, daughter of James Elhanan Miller and Frances Dodson, after 1921.

Barbara Ann Franks

F, b. 23 May 1926, d. 15 February 2006
     Barbara Ann Franks was born on 23 May 1926 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. She was the daughter of Roy Lee Franks and Ann Edna Runstadler. Barbara Ann Franks married Richard Charles Shaw-MacMillan, son of Clarence Zeke Shaw and Lorrena Bagley Smith, on 1 October 1949 at San Francisco Co., CA. Barbara Ann Franks died on 15 February 2006 at Manassas, VA, at age 79.

Henry Franks

M, b. circa 1765
     Henry Franks was born circa 1765. He married Christina Mason, daughter of John Maurer and Appolonia Becker, circa 1787.

Mary Maude Franks

F, b. 13 June 1880, d. 17 January 1967
     Mary Maude Franks was born on 13 June 1880 at Kansas. She married Robert Burns Wendell, son of John Henry Wendell and Georgia Anna Meyers, on 24 October 1900. Mary Maude Franks died on 17 January 1967 at York, York Co., NE, at age 86. She was buried on 20 January 1967 at Council Cemetery, York, York Co., NE.

Children of Mary Maude Franks and Robert Burns Wendell

Roy Lee Franks

M
     Roy Lee Franks married Ann Edna Runstadler.

Child of Roy Lee Franks and Ann Edna Runstadler

Carol DeVault Franson

F, b. 13 December 1921
     Carol DeVault Franson was born on 13 December 1921 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY. She was the daughter of Col. Paul O. Franson and Ruby Frances DeVault. Carol DeVault Franson married Ernest Samusson, son of Ernest Samusson and Mary Frew, on 4 June 1942.

Paul O. Franson

M, b. 1 June 1916, d. 18 March 1995
     Paul O. Franson was born on 1 June 1916 at Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL. He was the son of Col. Paul O. Franson and Ruby Frances DeVault. Paul O. Franson married Kathleen Collins on 27 April 1937. Paul O. Franson died on 18 March 1995 at Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL, at age 78. He was buried in 1995 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Co., VA.

Col. Paul O. Franson

M, b. 5 October 1888, d. June 1965
     Col. Paul O. Franson was born on 5 October 1888 at Aurora, Kane Co., IL. He married Ruby Frances DeVault, daughter of Dr. William Bruce DeVault and Mary Frances Powell, on 17 January 1914 at Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL. Col. Paul O. Franson died in June 1965 at Montgomery Co. (probably), AL, at age 76

Montgomery Advertiser - Alabama Journal article: Paul Franson Ends 43-Year Army Career
Top Guard Instructor Veteran Of Two Wars And Mexican Campaign
Up Through Ranks
Former Chief Of Staff For 5th Division Says Gen. Patton Was Tops
Col. Paul O. Franson, senior Army instructor for the Alabama National Guard, will retire from
active duty today. He is a veteran of 43 years of Army service, having risen from buck private to chief of staff of the 5th Division of Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.'s Third Army in Europe during World War II. Col. Franson, a native of Montgomery, hit the Normandy beaches with his division shortly after DDay, in early July, 1944, and saw the battle against the Nazis from a front line position, through France and across Germany. During the months of combat Franson often saw Patton daily, and became familiar with many topranking figures of the war in Europe - Generals Dwight Eisenhower, Omar Bradley and Britain's Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery among them.

Russian Award
Among many decorations won by Col. Franson is one given him by Soviet Russia after the 5th
Division met the Russian armies at a point on the Austria-Czechoslovakian frontier. Joining the Army as a private of the 2nd Infantry (Montgomery True Blues) May 5, 1905, he served with the Alabama Brigade on the Mexican Border and with the 31st (Dixie) Division during World War I. Named Chief of Staff of the 5th Division April 30, 1942, Col. Franson was quickly shipped, with that division overseas, to Iceland, Northern Ireland and England.

Under Fire
As part of Patton's Third Army the 5th Division came under fire almost immediately they landed in France for the invasion. They took part in the fierce fighting around St. Lo before driving across the Cherbourg Peninsular (sic) to cut off the German garrison at that French port from their communications with the German army. "At that time Montgomery (Field Marshal Montgomery) and his British troops were magnificently withstanding several German heavy panzer divisions in the nearby Caen area," Franson said. He next described heavy battles in the Caumont area followed by a rapid thrust south of Rennes, and eastward through Angers, across the Seine and past Reims only to run out of gas and come to a full stop before Verdun.

Lost Chance
"This stop robbed us of the chance of taking the fortress of Metz, which had almost been evacuated by the retreating Germans," Franson said. Col. Franson, as one of Patton's chiefs of staff, shares Patton's criticism about the way the Supreme Command failed to send the Third Army the gas they urgently needed, at Verdun. "The Germans, seeing us gasless, re-fortified Metz and it took us months and cost us thousands of lives later to capture it," Franson states. "With gas we could have taken Metz. We were ready to go ahead and needed it more than other Armies which were stalled." Soon after Metz had been taken, the 5th Division was detached from Patton's command and sent to help the hard-pressed First Army then facing the famous German 1944 attack in the snow shrouded hills of the Ardennes Forest. This was the "Battle of the Bulge" in the Bastogne area near Luxembourg. Rejoining the Third Army the 5th "secretly" crossed the Rhine March 23, 1945 at Oppenheim, between Mainz and Mannheim and stormed Frankfort. This crossing of the river was done without artillery preparation. The 5th's drive across Europe came to its final stop on its prearranged "deadline" in the area of a small Austrian town called Grafenau, near the Czechoslovak frontier.

Prefer U. S. Lines
"The oncoming Russians were pushing thousands of Germans towards us" Franson says, "and as a matter of fact most of these Germans were trying to get to us and behind our lines to escape the Russians." Franson said "our orders were, however to stop these Germans because they were considered Russian prisoners, so we closed our lines tight to stop them coming through." Franson said the thousands of defeated Germans were, therefore, squeezed in a narrow corridor between the American and Russian front lines. Col. Franson received his Soviet decoration, the Order of the Red Star, a few days after this incident "in one of the most amazing investitures I have ever seen," he said. The Russians sent for a copy of the American national anthem by 'plane and a band of their professional musicians played it that same night at the ceremony "about as well as I have ever heard it played," he said Several other officers received Soviet awards, flying into the Russian area, across the German "prison-camp corridor" for it. "They've put on more dog' for an investiture than any other Army I know," Franson said. "with the firing of guns, rockets, flares, machine guns, and everything else that had around."

Vodka and Food
Franson then described a typical Russian dinner which ended the ceremonies, with vodka and
plenty to eat. Franson said the "Russians soldiers all seemed very young - about 23 or 24 - and very smart and alert." These are some of Franson's observations on famous generals: Eisenhower - "A good diplomatic general." Bradley - "A fine fighting general. He is the studious type. He does not say very much, but is the brain power behind strategic planning. When he speaks, what he says is d--- good." Montgomery - "A first-rate soldier. He spoke to a large group of us senior officers a few weeks
before the invasion. He lectured us one whole day on all he had learned from his successful fight against the Germans in Africa. He knew his stuff and is full of personality and driving power."
Patton His Idol But Patton is the Colonel's idol. In his room he has picture of the General and also a picture of Patton's grave. "He was a great leader - and a driver," Franson says. "He was a 'soldier's general' visiting the front line almost daily on many occasions, and seeing for himself. Quite often he did not use profanity. Often he used it only as part of an 'act'. He was a great showman. His clothes and leather were always immaculate. He was always pushing onward." Col. Franson said that Patton was "highly-strung" which was probably the reason for the GI faceslapping incident earlier in Italy. "He and just come from battle; his outfit's nose was bloody" Franson said, and he had seen his men with their stomachs out, their legs off, bleeding on the battle fields, and then saw others who were psycho - many of them, wards full of them, unscratched, but mentally sick - afraid and unnerved. Something probably snapped for a few minutes inside that highly-strung, power-driven, complex man which was Patton and he committed the mistake he later so bitterly regretted," Franson said. Franson agreed that it was "the diplomatic general" Eisenhower, who "saved" Patton and kept him after this incident for his later victorious drive across Europe.

Until a permanent successor to Col. Franson is appointed, Col. L. E. Toole, now stationed in
Birmingham, will assume the temporary duties of Chief Instructor to the Guard," the Military
Department announced. Col. Franson states that he intends to continue living in Montgomery during his retirement.

Children of Col. Paul O. Franson and Ruby Frances DeVault

Albert Frantz1

M, b. circa 1847
     Albert Frantz was born circa 1847 at Franklin Co., PA.1 He was the son of Christian Frantz and Leah Stouffer.1

Citations

  1. [S708] 1860 Federal Census, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Rolls 1111 & 1112; FHL #805111 - 2.

Alfred Jacob Frantz

M, b. 7 November 1861
     Alfred Jacob Frantz was born on 7 November 1861. He was the son of Samuel Frantz and Barbara Stouffer.