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My mysterious Great Grandfather - John Louis Franklin

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Re: My mysterious Great Grandfather - John Louis Franklin

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 7:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Franklin
Hi Jodi,
"John Louis Franklin" is mentioned in old newspapers - see Have you checked out "John Louis Franklin"s probate records? See You might also find info about his schooling through the NZ Society of Genealogists.

Re his father, I found two "John Franklin" marriages between 1870-1880 - see

There is also a "John Franklin" buried in the Ashburton cemetery, died 7.11.1927 aged 91 Roman Catholic, labourer. His plot was "free" which might suggest inability to pay or no family. See The Ashburton Catholic church might help with more info.

Electoral rolls list "John Franklin" in Auckland, Waikato, Hawkes Bay and Otago during the 1800's, so there appear to have been several men with that name. See for these.

Hope this helps!

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jodi_p_frankl... 22 Apr 2013 10:13AM GMT 
efrancis150 25 Apr 2013 1:21PM GMT 
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