Mr. Franklin of Union, died very suddenly on Tuesday morning last. He was in Evansville Monday apparently well, but complained of being chilly, after having procured an overcoat, although the day was very warm, returned home and died at 6 o'clock the next morning.
May 25, 1870, Evansville Review, p. 1, col. 6, Evansville, Wisconsin
Franklin, Samuel, died May 17, 1870,
(Tombstone inscription from Union Baptist cemetery, Union township, Rock County, Wisconsin)