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Lewis Olen Franklin (1887 - 1954)

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Lewis Olen Franklin
Born in Mansfield, De Soto, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Mitchell, Texas, United Statesmap
Father of , [private daughter (1920s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1920s - unknown)]
Died in Lenorah, Martin, Texas, United Statesmap
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Biography

Lewis Olen Franklin was born 17 Feb 1887 in Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana to James Olen Franklin and Rebecca Frances Smith.[1][2]

He married Clara Ann Posey[1] on 01 Jun 1913 in Mitchell County, Texas[3] and the couple had the following known children:

  1. James Earnest Franklin was born 25 Mar 1917 in Colorado, Mitchell County, Texas.[4]
  2. Winnie Fay Franklin was born 03 Apr 1926 in Colorado, Mitchell County, Texas.[5]

Lewis and Clara died from a blast at their home apparently from a gas leak[6] on 29 Dec 1954 at Lenorah, Martin County, Texas and was buried in Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas.[1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tombstone photograph for Lewis Olen and Clara Ann Franklin.
  2. Death Certificate of James Olen Franklin.
  3. "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-BBWL : 10 December 2017), L O Franklin and Clara Posey, 01 Jun 1913; citing Marriage, citing Mitchell, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 4,148,113.
  4. "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X2J9-HJP : 11 March 2018), Clara Ann Posey in entry for James Earnest Franklin, 25 Mar 1917; citing Colorado, Mitchell, Texas, United States, certificate 11744, Texas Department of Health, Austin; FHL microfilm 4,490,796.
  5. "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXMD-5WM : 11 March 2018), Clara Posey in entry for Winnie Fay Franklin, 03 Apr 1926; citing Colorado, Mitchell, Texas, United States, certificate , Texas Department of Health, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,240,098.
  6. Brownwood Bulletin. Brownwood, Texas. Vol. 55 No. 66 "Texas Casualties During Holidays Reach 115 Mark". 30 Dec 1954. p5 col2.
  • 1930 census
Date: 2 MAY 1930
Place: Mitchell county, Texas
  • 1910 Census
  • Texas Death Records Index
  • World War I Draft Registration Card
  • 1900 census


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Lewis Olen Franklin death certificate
Lewis Olen Franklin death certificate

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Walker Berry Franklin Obituary

Death Notice, Lewis Olen and Clara Ann Franklin
Death Notice, Lewis Olen and Clara Ann Franklin

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