Nella Franklin (1900 - 1987)

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Nella Franklin
1900 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Nella Franklin was born on March 11, 1900. She died in July 1987 at age 87. We know that Nella Franklin had been residing in Decatur, Wise County, Texas 76234.


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Nella Franklin died in July 1987 at 87 years old. She was born on March 11, 1900. There is no information about Nella's immediate family. We know that Nella Franklin had been residing in Decatur, Wise County, Texas 76234.
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In 1900, in the year that Nella Franklin was born, Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1938, Nella was 38 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1954, she was 54 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1976, by the time she was 76 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1987, in the year of Nella Franklin's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Dec 1, 1898 - August 1969
Dallas, Texas
John Franklin
Nov 21, 1914 - March 1975
Morgan W Franklin
Feb 21, 1918 - Nov 2, 2003
Bay City, TX
Margaret B Franklin
Sep 6, 1911 - Jun 1, 2001
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Earl W Franklin
Jan 2, 1917 - May 25, 1988
Seattle, WA
Joel Franklin
Sep 7, 1906 - September 1977
Cleburne, Texas
William Franklin
Dec 4, 1904 - February 1984
Rotan, Texas
Harry Franklin
Jan 1, 1900 - December 1979
Sherman, Texas
Wilson C Franklin
Dec 12, 1902 - Sep 17, 2000
Dallas, TX
John Franklin
Feb 16, 1911 - March 1982
Longview, Texas
John A Franklin
Aug 19, 1909 - Aug 31, 1993
Houston, TX
William Franklin
Oct 16, 1894 - July 1968
Wilson, Oklahoma
Alyne Franklin
Mar 26, 1926 - Dec 1, 2009
Richardson, Texas
Delourise Ann Franklin
Jun 24, 1956 - Oct 23, 2007
Arlington, Texas
Jewel E Franklin
Mar 16, 1912 - September 1989
Ranger, TX
Karl Franklin
Dec 15, 1917 - December 1975
Houston, Texas
V Franklin
Jun 4, 1903 - April 1977
Houston, Texas
Clinton R Franklin
Apr 23, 1914 - Apr 4, 1996
San Augustine, TX
Kevin Franklin
Mar 24, 1959 - December 1976
Adolph Franklin
Dec 18, 1911 - February 1971

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