Winifred Annie Frankum (1914 - 1915)

Winifred Annie Frankum
1914 - 1915
updated February 06, 2019
Winifred Annie Frankum was born on July 11, 1914 in Detroit, Michigan USA. She was born to Joseph Frankum and Annie Mariah Frankum, with siblings Francis and Frederick. She was baptized in Detroit, Michigan. Winifred died on May 7, 1915 at Mid-Atlantic Ocean at 0 years old.

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Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan United States
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Winifred Frankum was born on in Detroit, United States County, Michigan USA
Winifred Frankum died on at Mid-Atlantic Ocean,
Winifred Frankum was born on in Detroit, United States County, Michigan USA
Winifred Frankum died on at Mid-Atlantic Ocean,
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in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan United States


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Alyssa McIntosh
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Winifred boarded Lusitania as 3rd class with her parents and 2 older brothers Francis (7) Frederick (4) on May 1, 1915. 6 days later the ship was struck by a torpedo from a German submarine off the coast of Ireland. The family was in the cabin having tea and preparing their luggage when the torpedo struck and the second explosion occurred they headed to the decks to the lifeboats. The father Joseph went to fetch some lifebelts but the mother with baby Winifred and her two sons stepped out of the lifeboat. The father and the oldest son survived. Winifred,her mother and brother Frederick sadly perished in the sinking and no trace of them was found. Winifred was 10 months old during the sinking.
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The Frankum family were traveling on the Lusitania as 3rd class passengers. They were having tea and preparing their luggage when the torpedo struck. Joseph Frankum managed to put his wife, his two sons and baby Winifred in a lifeboat. But the family got off the lifeboat and stood on deck to prepare what was happening. The Ship tilted and the stern rose, and Joseph and his family were washed in the ocean and separated. Joseph survived in a collapsible lifeboat. His oldest son Francis survived. His wife Annie, and his son 4 year old Frederick and baby Winifred were lost. Winifred was 10 months old when she died in the Lusitania sinking. Her body was never recovered.

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In 1914, in the year that Winifred Annie Frankum was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1915, in the year of Winifred Annie Frankum's passing, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1916, when she was merely 2 years old, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1920, Winifred was only 6 years old when the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1929, she was merely 15 years old when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

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