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Subject:Re: Frank Fanning, son of James Hardy Fanning. Mercer Co WV
Post Date:June 21, 2013 at 07:32:59
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Forum:West Virginia Genealogy Forum
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The birth record for Frank T. Fanning shows a birth date of 17 May 1900 at West Virginia. His parents were J. H. and A. J. Fanning. Source: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=804468&ImageNumber=162 third line from the bottom.

On 1 May 1930, Frank T. Fanning, age 27, married Anna P. Martin, age 21, at Bluefield, Mercer county, West Virginia. They both gave their current residences as Athens, West Virginia. Marriage Record: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=800738&ImageNumber=62

However, a few months later, Frank T. Fanning died on 14 October 1930. His death certificate lists his birth on 14 April 1900 in West Virginia. His parents were listed as J.H. Fanning and Nannie J. Bowling. The death certificate appears here: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view2.aspx?FilmNumber=1953609&ImageNumber=2139

According to his WWI draft registration, he was Frank Talmage Fanning, born 17 May 1900 at Athens, Mercer county, West Virginia. His nearest relative was listed as J. H. Fanning. He was short, medium build, back eyes, and I can't read the hair color. The drat registration is here: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-25132-865-86?cc=1968530&wc=M9SG-M2M:n14393141