Etc. -- Frank C. Franklin's 1920 obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcription the Clear Creek column on page 2 of the 1 Jul 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


Frank C. Franklin died at his home near Clear Creek on Sunday night, 20 Jun 1920, after an illness of about an hour.

He had felt no symtoms of illness during the day and had finished the chores on the farm, and had only just retired when he called his son to come to him. He was then in great pain and gasping for breath and died before medical aid could be summoned.

Burial took place in the Cultus Cemetery on Thursday afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. Mr. Chapman in the Methodist Church, and was largely attended by sorrowing friends and relatives.

For some time past deceased had not been in robust health, and since the death of his son Cecil, who met his death in an aeroplane accident in England during the Great War, his decline has been somewhat rapid.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, Harry and Frank, and one daughter, Miss Marjorie, besides two brothers, Floyd and John of Clear Creek, and three sisters: 
Mrs. L. J. Pierce of Port Rowan, 
Mrs. J. B. Brown of Clear Creek, and 
Mrs. W. J. Woodward of Farewell, Mich., 
to whom the deepest sympathy of the community will be extended in their sad bereavement.

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