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  • ID: I1140
  • Name: Ada M. Franklin
  • Given Name: Ada M.
  • Surname: Franklin 1
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 11 Feb 1874 in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri 1
  • Death: 6 Jul 1961 in Wakeeney, Trego County, Kansas 1
  • _UID: DA50A2852FF541F4BB973AC22DC52796A7CC
  • Change Date: 25 Dec 2004 at 21:32
  • Note:
    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.

    MEMORIES
    .....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:garr@ruraltel.net> (Grandson)




    Marriage 1 John Alvin McCoy b: 18 Sep 1870 in Moravia, Appanoose County, Iowa
    • Married: 15 Dec 1892 in Wakeeney, Trego County, Kansas 1
    • Change Date: 24 Dec 2004
    Children
    1. Has No Children Harvey Albert McCoy
    2. Has No Children Elmer Calvin McCoy
    3. Has No Children Carrie Oakel McCoy
    4. Has No Children Charles Edward McCoy
    5. Has No Children Carl Herbert McCoy
    6. Has No Children Johnie Alvin McCoy
    7. Has No Children Neoma Glenn McCoy
    8. Has No Children Ada Elizabeth McCoy
    9. Has Children Barney Wilson McCoy b: 1 Jan 1896 in Penokee, Graham County, Kansas

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: McCoy Family Info
      Title: McCoy Family Info
      Author: Gayle M. Garrett
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