Franklin Carmichael is/was a significant Ontarian .
Franklin Carmichael was a founding member of the Group of Seven, who pioneered a distinctly Canadian painting style in the early 1900s.
Franklin, born in 1890 in Orillia, was the son of David Graham Carmichael and Susannah Eleanor Smith. In 1911 he lived in Toronto, where he attended the Ontario College of Art and worked at Grip, a commercial art firm. He co-founded the Group of Seven in 1920. He was also a founding member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour and the Canadian Group of Painters. He taught at the Ontario College of Art from 1932 to 1945.
He married Ada Lillian Went in 1915. They had a daughter, Mary Franklin, who married Richard Mastin in 1943.
↑ "Ontario Births, 1869-1911," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNGX-3HH : 15 January 2016), Franklin Carmichael, 04 May 1890; citing Birth, Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,872,425.
↑ "Canada Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHG8-C8F : 13 November 2014), Franklin Carmichael in household of David Carmichael, I, Simcoe (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 13, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.
↑ "Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276Y-8XZ : 2 March 2015), Frank Carmichael in entry for James Garwood, 1911; citing Census, Toronto Centre Sub-Districts 18-62, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,525.