Succumbing to an illness of only ten days duration, Charles G. Franklin died Wednesday morning at 8:45 at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Nellie Franklin, in Janesville where he had resided for three years.
Mr. Franklin was born on March 8, 1833, in Morristown, New York. When ten years old he moved to Beloit with his parents, and since that time has resided in that vicinity and Clinton, except for the few years spent in Perry, Iowa.
In 1859, he was united in marriage to Ellen Brand, of Clinton. During most of his life he had been a farmer, and was recognized as a man of sterling character. He was very favorably known in this city and vicinity, where he leaves five nephews, Fred, Frank, Lewis, Leon, and A. G. Franklin and a niece, Mrs. Bourtier Courtier. He is also survived by his wife, and four children.
Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time of our going to press.
January 25, 1917, p. 1, col. 5, Evansville Review, Evansville, Wisconsin