David Eric Franks was born in the 1920s in London. He is the son and first child of David and Lily Eliza (Gilkes) Franks.
David immigrated to the U.S. via Canada in the early 1950s. David met and married Anna Amestoy in San Francisco, CA on November 24, 1957. He and Anna have three children including David, Catherine, and Joseph.
David resides with his wife in Santa Rosa, CA.
Ancestral line is confirmed by AncestryDNA Match between David E. Franks and Roy Dole both sharing grand parentage with Efrayim and Lavinia (Fry) Franks, David and Roy being grandsons of Efrayim and Lavinia. AncestryDNA has predicted David and Roy to be cousins, based on their sharing 742 cM across 37 segments. David and Roy are confirmed 1st cousins.
Ancestral line is confirmed by AncestryDNA Match between David E. Franks and Lisa Dole both sharing direct grand parentage with Efrayim and Lavinia (Fry) Franks, Efrayim and Lavinia being David's grandparents, and they being Lisa's great grandparents. AncestryDNA has predicted David and Lisa to be cousins, based on their sharing 482 cM across 28 segments. David and Lisa are confirmed 1st cousins once removed.
1910 United States Federal Census, Superior Court, Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, Index to Naturalization, F-M, 1850-1984. [Repository: California State Archive; Ancestry.com. California, State Court Naturalization Records, 1850-1986 (database on-line, frame #298 of 5127). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: California Naturalizations. California State Archives, Sacramento, California.]
California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959, 1957. [Repository: Ancestry.com. California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959 (database on-line, frame 181 of 619). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: California Department of Health and Welfare. California Vital Records—Vitalsearch (www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com). The Vitalsearch Company Worldwide, Inc., Pleasanton, California.] (marriage registry)
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with David or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 700 markers, haplogroup Q-Y3028, FTDNA kit #911324
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup K1a, FTDNA kit #911324