Biography of Walter J. Franklin


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Franklin, Walter J., the energetic and popular station agent at Evans Mills, was born in May, 1870, at Boonville, N. Y., a son of Levi and Elizabeth Franklin of that place. Walter J. passed his boyhood days at home and in the village school, through which he fitted himself for a course in academic studies. He taught school at Camden for three terms and then began a course of study in telegraphy with W. H. Kendall, an experienced teacher and operator at West Camden. After completing his course in telegraphy Mr. Franklin received the appointment of station agent at Sanford's Corners, where he remained two years, or until his appointment as station agent at Evans Mills, in July, 1895. He is a brother of Harry R. Franklin, station agent at Red Creek, N. Y. In October, 1895, Mr. Franklin married Clara L. McClusky, the daughter of a well known contractor and builder of Boonville, N. Y. They have one daughter, Marjorie. Mr. Franklin is deservedly popular among the patrons of the road for his urbanity and business methods in the discharge of his duties. He is a member of Camden Council No. 65, O. U. A. M.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898