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Mary Alice (Wright) Franklin (1866 - 1947)

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Mary Alice Franklin formerly Wright
Born in Livingston, Overton, Tennessee, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married 19 Nov 1882 in Overton, Tennessee, United Statesmap
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Died in Mount Carmel, Wabash, Illinois, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified 30 Jan 2020 | Created 5 Feb 2016 | Last significant change: 30 Jan 2020
17:58: Lisa Franklin RN, BSN added Nancy Jane (Hill) Wright (1826-1895) as mother for Mary Alice (Wright) Franklin (1866-1947). [Thank Lisa for this]
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Mary Alice Wright was born 05 Jun 1866 in Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee to Allen Wright and Nancy Jane Hill.[1][2][3][4]

She married William M. Franklin on 19 Nov 1882 in Overton County, Tennessee on 19 Nov 1882 in Overton County, Tennessee[5][6][2][1] and the couple had the following known children:

  1. Nora Franklin was born Dec 1884 in Tennessee.[2]
  2. Andrew Franklin was born Oct 1886 in Tennessee.[2]
  3. John Franklin was born Jun 1889 in Tennessee.[2]
  4. Pearley Franklin was born Mar 1892 in Tennessee.[2]
  5. Reed Franklin was born Apr 1895 in Tennessee.[2]
  6. Urba Franklin was born Mar 1897 in Tennessee.[2]

Mary died 11 Jan 1947 in Mount Carmel, Walbash County, Illinois and was buried in Highland Memorial Cemetery.[1][7][8]

Funeral is Held Here Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Franklin were held from the Roy D. Short company Memorial chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. E. L. Latham officiating, assisted by Rev. F. E. Roney. Music was furnished by Mrs. Nellie Barnes, Mrs. Mary Bince, and Mrs. Jess H. Seitz, with Nelson E. Kern as accompanist. Pall bearers were Vertis Wagner, Ernest Strothers, Paul Williams, William Templeton, Price Franklin, and Lendel Boshears. Burial was in Highland Memorial Cemetery.[7]
Card of Thanks
We gratefully acknowledge and thank our friends for the many nice flowers and their kind expression of sympathy in the recent deep bereavement . Family of Mary Alice Franklin.[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 March 2018), Mary Alice Franklin, 11 Jan 1947; Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1,991,701.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 January 2020), Mary A Franklin in household of William M Franklin, Civil District 11 (south part), Overton, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 55, sheet 9A, family 153, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,591.
  3. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 28 July 2019), Mary A Franklin, Ward 4, Mount Carmel, Mount Carmel Election Precinct, Wabash, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 93-12, sheet 3A, line 26, family 55, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 900.
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #82475581
  5. "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 October 2017), William Franklin and Alice Wright, 19 Nov 1882; citing Overton, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 981,126.
  6. "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), William Franklin and Alice Wright, 19 Nov 1882; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2008); citing p. 13, Overton, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Daily Republican-Register. Mount Carmel, Illinois. 16 Jan 1947. p3.
  8. Daily Republican-Register. Mount Carmel, Illinois. 11 Jan 1947. p3.
  9. Daily Republican-Register. Mount Carmel, Illinois. 17 Jan 1947. p5.

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