Franklin Lee Blodgett

9 Dec 1873 - 7 Aug 1939


Franklin Lee Blodgett

9 Dec 1873 - 7 Aug 1939
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Source: Roylance Family of Western America by Ward J. Roylance, page 270. Published by the Roylance Family Organization 1986. Franklin Lee Blodgett was born in North Ogden 9 December 1873, son of Ezekiel Lee and Sarah Susannah (Campbell) Blodgett. He died 7 August 1939 in North Ogden and was buried
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Franklin Lee Blodgett


Dayton Cemetery

Highway 36
Dayton, Franklin, Idaho
United States




September 21, 2013


September 20, 2013

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Franklin Lee Blodgett

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Source: Roylance Family of Western America by Ward J. Roylance, page 270. Published by the Roylance Family Organization 1986. Franklin Lee Blodgett was born in North Ogden 9 December 1873, son of Ezekiel Lee and Sarah Susannah (Campbell) Blodgett. He died 7 August 1939 in North Ogden and was buried in Dayton, Idaho, where his first child was buried. Married 5 December 1894 in Salt Lake City Mary Ann Roylance, born 3 September 1873 in North Ogden, daughter of James and Georgina (Barnett) Roylance. She died 18 December 1943 in North Ogden and was buried in Dayton, Idaho, where her husband and child were buried. The following information has been excerpted from a biographical sketch written by their daughters: Mary Ann was the oldest of a family of 13 children. Frank was the oldest of a family of six children. Soon after their marriage Frank and Mary Ann moved to Clear Creek in northwestern Utah, near Strevell. There they lived in a one-room house with a sod roof. "Every time it rained they had to cover their bed with pans and buckets to keep the bed dry from the roof leaking. One day Frank was coming home with a nice string of fish and his little dog when a storm came up with lightning flashing. A bolt of lightning struck close to Frank. He lost consciousness. When he came to the little dog lay on the ground but there were no fish." The young couple then moved to Weston, a few miles from Preston, Idaho. While living there in 1898 their first child was born; Mary Ann had gone to North Ogden for the confinement. The baby boy lived only a year. "Frank had just one pair of shoes, that were too small for him. That summer of 1899 Frank hauled hay for different ranchers barefooted. He wore his shoes to go into the houses to eat the noon meal, then went barefooted the rest of the time and paid the funeral expenses of his baby son." Before long Frank and Mary Ann moved to Thatcher, between Preston and Soda Springs, Idaho. "Frank went around the country taking photographs. He also hauled freight and flour from Franklin and Smithfield for Pond and Greaves Mercantile. Mary Ann operated the telephone exchange in her home." Her second and third children were also born in North Ogden, where she had gone for their births. However, Mary Ann remained in Thatcher for the birth of the fourth child, Elta Iona, in 1905. When Elta Iona was a year old the family moved to North Ogden. At 318 Washington Boulevard Frank built a two-roomed house with a three-sided entrance on the back. His mother, brother Parley, and foster sister lived with them in this little house until their own house was completed nearby. In 1914 three rooms and a screened porch were added to the house. Frank and Parley worked the farm and finished paying for it, then divided it. "Frank and Mary Ann had a big garden and two patches of raspberries. All the family would pull, wash and tie the radishes, green onions, and turnips in small bunches. Watercress was gathered from the fresh water streams. Frank had a route in Ogden where he sold buttermilk, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. They sold buttermilk and the vegetables on the route. They took orders for the raspberries and delivered them as they ripened. The buttermilk was hauled in a thirty gallon tank with a tap protruding from the bottom of the tank. The tank sat in the back of a small wagon pulled by one horse. A large parasol was was fastened to the floor of the wagon. It covered the seat and kept the snow, rain and sun off Mary Ann, who held the horse, she wrapped a quilt around her legs and over her knees and put her feet on hot bricks to keep warm in the winter. "Frank became ill with a fever. None of the doctors called knew what it was. During this time, Mary Ann and Iona delivered the buttermilk, Amel harvested the hay and milked the cows. Frank's fever was finally diagnosed as malaria fever. "Frank was a Jack Of All Trades. He worked as a farmer, carpenter, fruit grower, cement finisher, blacksmith, salesman, coal trucker, [photographer] and was caretaker for Lindquist Mortuary and the Masonic Lodge building. [For a number of years he was employed by Blackman and Griffin, wholesale produce dealers of North Ogden.] . . . . "Frank got a job with the Ogden Cash Coal Company. He delivered in the winter with two horses pulling a bobsled, and a wagon in the summer. Later he bought a truck and used it. He would sometimes empty coal cars of coal at the yard. One day when he was emptying one of these cars he fell down through the doors and injured his neck and back. The doctors were afraid to operate and dislodge the vertebra for fear they would injure the spinal cord. Frank got so he could move around but it was hard form him to turn his head and his little and ring fingers were numb. "Frank died from a heart attack on August 1939, at his home, and was buried at Dayton, Idaho, 11 August 1939. [He had suffered from asthma.] "Mary Ann was operated for cancer of the breast and had her right breast removed. Three years later she had a few little tumors removed from under her right arm. She died 18 December 1943 at North Ogden, Utah and was buried at Dayton, Idaho 23 December 1943."

Life timeline of Franklin Lee Blodgett

Franklin Lee Blodgett was born on 9 Dec 1873
Franklin Lee Blodgett was 10 years old when Eruption of Krakatoa: Four enormous explosions destroy the island of Krakatoa and cause years of climate change. The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies began in the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883, and peaked in the late morning of Monday, 27 August when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera. Additional seismic activity was reported to have continued until February 1884, though reports of seismic activity after October 1883 were later dismissed by Rogier Verbeek's investigation into the eruption. The 1883 eruption was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history. At least 36,417 deaths are attributed to the eruption and the tsunamis it created. Significant additional effects were also felt around the world in the days and weeks after the volcano's eruption.
Franklin Lee Blodgett was 18 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Franklin Lee Blodgett was 35 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Franklin Lee Blodgett was 43 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Franklin Lee Blodgett was 56 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Franklin Lee Blodgett died on 7 Aug 1939 at the age of 65
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