Martin Franks Dies Monday Afternoon

Funeral services for Martin L. Franks, 78, who passed away at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Moline Lutheran Hospital, where he had been under treatment for six weeks, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Hooppole EUB Church. Burial will be in the Yorktown Cemetery. He had been ill for two years.

Mr. Franks, familiarly known as "Cap" was born Jan. 22, 1870 in Princeton, a son of Henry and Lucy Sisler Franks. He was reared and educated in Bureau County. He married Sabrina Brown Jan. 10, 1892 in Geneseo, and their home was on a farm in the Sharon Center community for many years. Mrs. Franks died April 3, 1935. He was also preceded in death by a son Henry who died in infancy, his parents, a brother Leonard and a sister Mrs. Fannie Brown.

Surviving are two sons Glenn of near Prophetstown and Harvey of Galva, three daughters, Mrs. Ed (Ruby) Jacobs and Mrs. Mabel Blackwell of Erie and Mrs. Fred (Evelyn) Peterson of Moline, 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

He is also survived by five sisters, Mrs. Ella Miller of Geneseo, Mrs. May Brants of Fort Worth, Tex., Mrs. Arthur Delp of Cooks, Wash., Mrs. Charles Redell of Spring Hill and Mrs. Harold Fehlman of Hooppole, and four brothers, George Franks of Erie, Beecher Franks of Galesburg, Kans., Harry Franks of Strathclair, Manitoba, Can., and Paul Franks of Chicago. An aunt, Miss Nelle Sisler of Princeton also survives.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, April 28, 1948, pg. 15, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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