Posted By:Duane Large
Subject:Anderson and Ida Ruth (Large) FRANKLIN - Arcola
Post Date:September 23, 2003 at 08:09:14
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Forum:Douglas County, IL Genealogy Forum
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I am looking to make contact with descendants of Anderson and Ida Ruth (Large) Franklin who lived in Arcola, Douglas County, IL at the time of the 1900 and 1910 census. Anderson and Ida Ruth were married on 5/26/1897.

Anderson was born in 1876 in Macon County, IL. He was the son of John Abner FRANKLIN and Talitha Jane MILLS. Ida Ruth was born in 1879 in Morgan County, IL. Her parents were Stephen S. LARGE and Mary E. BOWEN.

The family moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana around 1920 and appear there in the 1920 and 1930 census records. Anderson died on 4/15/1950 in Allen County while Ida Ruth died on 1/1/1945 in Allen County. Both are buried in the Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN.

Anderson and Ida Ruth had 4 children:

1) Horace L. (1898-1981) md. Beatrice (1902-2001)
2) Willison (1902-1964) md. Clara M. BOPP (1907-1963)
3) Glenn A. (1908-1987) and Ruth (1914-2001)
4) Lucille G. (1911-1997) md. Clarence G. BRAUN (1906-1983)

The 3 sons and their wives are all buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN. Lucille and Clarence Braun are buried in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN.

I am interested in exchanging information with any Franklin descendant or anyone else who information on any members of this family. Thank you.