Note N22820 Index
Franklin lived in Norway and Parsonsfield, Maine, and in New York City, before moving west to Burlington in the fall of 1852. His first position in Burlington was as bookkeeper in a private banking house which eventually became the National Bank of Burlington. He was promoted to Cashier of the Bank, and remained in that position until 1866. That year, he went into the lumber business as a member of the firm of George Millard & Company. By 1871, he became the owner of the business and renamed it F.T. Parsons & Co., with George Lindner and N.R. Derby as partners. He closed that business in 1878 and went into business with T.W. Barhydt & Co., wholesaling boots and shoes. He also had a stock-farm, raising Jersey cattle.
Other involvements included his serving three years on the Burlington City Council, and was President of the council in the third year. Also, he was member and Treasurer of the Burlington University Executive Committee.
This information comes the article about Franklin in the PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF DES MOINES COUNTY, IOWA (Chicago: Acme Publishing Company, 1888), page 345-346.
Note N22827 Index
James worked for a railroad company in Burlington, Iowa, for several years. In 1910, he was employed by the Post Office in Burlington.
In addition to the children listed, apparently there was another child who was born after 1880 and died before 1900.
Note N22831 Index
Chaeles was an iron moulder in a foundry in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He and Rosilla had no children.
Note N22833 Index
William worked in a shoe factory in Wakefield, Massachusetts.
Note N22834 Index
Philip was a farmer in Warner, New Hampshire, for a few years. They moved to Wakefield, Massachusetts, before 1892. There, he worked as a salesman (1900), before they moved to Los Angeles, California, before 1910. Philip worked in real estate in Los Angeles (1910). In 1920 and 1930, they were living in Santa Monica.
Note N22836 Index
In 1900, Arthur was living in Township 10, Placer County, California, working as a bookkeeper. After marrying Louise, they lived in San Francisco, where he was a clerk in an office (1910). After he died, Louise married Arthur C. Hawley.
Note N22839 Index
Lloyd was an accountant in Los Angeles.
Note N22841 Index
Thomas was a barber in Santa Monica, California.
Note N22842 Index
Louise's second husband was Albert C. Hawley.
Note N22853 Index
David was a farmer in Parsosnfield, Maine.
Note N22862 Index
David served in the military in 1758 and again in 1760, during the French & Indian Wars. Disabled by the hardships of military service, he taught school in 1774.
In addition to the three children listed below, David and Dorothy wre also the parents of Ezekiel (. 28 November 1764); Rebecca (26 Feb 1767-9 Oct 1812), who married John Huckins of Effington 25 Nov 1808; Dorothy (b. 28 Feb 1768); Abigail (25 Nov 1773-16 Sept 1775); Abigail (b. 24 April 1774); Joseph (b. 24 May 1780); and Judith (14 Dec 1783-30 Nov 1800).
Note N22876 Index
David was a farmer in Barnstead, New Hampshire.