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From: "James K Shelton" <>
Subject: Re: [MOMILLER] William Thomas Franklin - obituary - question,please?
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:32:29 -0500
Faye Augusta Thompson of Daniel Franklin Thompson and Mary Magdolene
Kallenbach married Wm Tolivar Franklin 20 Feb 1917 he being son of Benjamin
Perry Franklin and Carrie Austin
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From: "Mary E. Stigler" <>
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Subject: Re: [MOMILLER] William Thomas Franklin - obituary -
>I have a William T. Franklin (no data), m. Faye Thompson (no data) with a
> son, James Logan Franklin, b. 18 Sep 1931 in Olean, Mo. Is he related to
> T. Franklin in the obit. below??
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> Subject: [MOMILLER] William Thomas Franklin - obituary
>> The Eldon Advertiser, October 1918
>> W.T. Franklin, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Franklin, one of the
>> most prominent and wealthy pioneer families of Miller County, passed away
>> Camp Pike, Ark., Thursday and the body was brought home Friday and buried
>> the Eldon Cemetery. A very large crowd attended the services held on the
>> home lawn Sunday afternoon.
>> A splendid choir and Decker's Band furnished music and an
>> impressive sermon was preached by Rev. W.L. Reese, pastor of the
>> Church assisted by Rev. Edmond Wilkes of Columbia, a former pastor.
>> William Thomas Franklin was born in Eldon, June 16, 1897. He
>> became a member of the Christian Church in August 1907. He graduated
>> the local High School in the year 1915 and graduated from Culver Military
>> Academy in 1916 where they conferred on him a membership in the Black
>> Troop, which is considered an honor. For a year and a half he was a
>> in the Missouri University and a member of the Greek Letter Fraternity,
>> Delta Theta.
>> He volunteered in the United States Army on the 17th of June
>> 1918. He received appointment to the Infantry Officers Training Camp and
>> was called to Camp Pike, Ark., August 19, 1918. He was a member of the
>> Company, 2nd Battalion, Infantry Officers Training Camp. The family was
>> glad that he was patriotic and loved his country and humanity enough to
>> offer himself for service in this, the world's greatest crisis. His
>> in the following letter to his father speaks of him in most admirable
>> "Mr. J.S. Franklin, Eldon, Mo., My dear Mr. Franklin:
>> It is my duty to inform you that your son, Private William T.
>> Franklin, died at 4:20 a.m., October 10, 1918 of Bronchopneumonia,
>> bilateral. Your son entered the Base Hospital, Camp Pike, Ark., Oct. 4,
>> He was an excellent soldier and generous. Though his
>> and circumstances might have caused him to be otherwise yet there were
>> of the lowly too humble for his association, and to be recipients of his
>> kindness and generosity. His father told me this morning that he had
>> consolation, "He was a good boy."
>> In our church association we found him most attentive. While
>> home he was always present at our Sunday School and church and seldom
>> the doors open that Will was not there.
>> --Rev. W.L. Reese
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