Name: Ada M. Franklin
Given Name: Ada M.
Surname: Franklin 1
Birth: 11 Feb 1874 in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri 1
Death: 6 Jul 1961 in Wakeeney, Trego County, Kansas 1
Change Date: 25 Dec 2004 at 21:32
FRANKLIN, Ada M.
Ada Franklin, youngest of ten children of Isaac & Margaret Franklin, was born February 11, 1874, near Unionville, Missouri. She departed this life at home in Wa Keeney, Kansas, on July 6, 1961, at the age of 87 years, 4 months & 25 days.
After the death of her parents, she came to Graham County, Kansas in 1890 where she made her home with her sister & brothers. Here in the Leland Community she had her own homestead.
On December 15, 1892, she was united in marriage to John Alvin McCoy in Wa Keeney, Kansas. They moved into a sod house on his homestead in southern Graham County. Later a frame house was erected here. They resided on the farm until November 1, 1951, when they retired & moved to Wa Keeney.
To this union six sons & three daughters were born.
The closest doctor was in Wa Keeney miles away, If anybody in the surrounding area got sick, having a baby or serious injury, Ada was called on to come help. It didn't matter if it was day or night. The doctor would send for her help or stop & pick her up himself. She delivered a lot of babies. Ada always tried to put out a garden, sometimes because of dry weather a little water in the wells she would take her hoe & plant garden over a 1\2 mile from the house. she would walk there, work & walk back.
.....Of a Grandson: by Gayle M. Garrett:
"Grandpa drank his coffee white, Grandma drank her coffee black & strong. When we stayed at our grandparents, "my brother & I" we would usually have pancakes, homemade butter & Log cabin syrup from a can shaped like a log cabin. I remember my favorite time was watching Grandma drop her hair out of a bun & combing it. She flipped it ahead, bent over & combed it out. Her hair reached the floor & she would put it back up and she used a comb for her hair to hold it up & in a bun again. She was a little lady but she moved mountains, she got things done. It was also an experience to watch her dress a chicken, she was fast & good.
Taken From Our McCoy Family History Book
Prepared by: Betty Jo Nesbitt Boller (Aug. 1993)
Edited & Submitted to Graham Co. Web Page
by -- Gayle M. Garrett <mailto:email@example.com> (Grandson)
John Alvin McCoy b: 18 Sep 1870 in Moravia, Appanoose County, Iowa
15 Dec 1892
in Wakeeney, Trego County, Kansas 1
- Change Date:
24 Dec 2004
- Harvey Albert McCoy
- Elmer Calvin McCoy
- Carrie Oakel McCoy
- Charles Edward McCoy
- Carl Herbert McCoy
- Johnie Alvin McCoy
- Neoma Glenn McCoy
- Ada Elizabeth McCoy
- Barney Wilson McCoy b: 1 Jan 1896 in Penokee, Graham County, Kansas
- Abbrev: McCoy Family Info
Title: McCoy Family Info
Author: Gayle M. Garrett