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Franklin H. "Frank" Belden
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1844
Death: Feb. 18, 1914

His Obituary, The Hartford Courant

Frank H. Belden

Frank H. Belden died at his home on South Hill, Wethersfield, yesterday afternoon after an illness of two weeks of valvular heart trouble aggravated by a complication of troubles. Mr. Belden was in his seventieth year and was born in Wethersfield, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Belden. Most of his life was spent in Wethersfield with the exception of a few years when he was in business in Bridgeport. He was for years closely identified with the affairs of the town and probably no man in the town was more familiar with its affairs. He was justice of the peace for nearly fifteen years and tax collector for several years. He was a charter member of the grange and was active in its interests, being its treasurer ever since its organization. He married Martha Griswold, daughter of James and Prudence Churchill Griswold of Wethersfield, who survives him. He also leaves a daughter, Prudence Belden Bannon, wife of J. Elmer Bannon of Wethersfield and a son, James Belden of Lonepine, Mont, also one grandson, Mahlon Bannon.


Biography by Tom Brocher

FRANKLIN H. (Frank) BELDEN (Elisha, Elisha) was born at Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut 7 July 1844; died there 18 February 1914, aged 69 years, 7 months, 11 days of cardiac dilation; buried there at Wethersfield Village Cemetery [Conn. State VR, Deaths, filed 23 Feb. 1914; His Obituary, The Hartford Courant; Wethersfield 127, Inscriptions, Cemetery 1, p. 108].

Frank married 16 October 1872 Martha Amelia GRISWOLD.

Martha A. joined the Congregational Church at Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1860, and Franklin H. joined the same church in 1877 [Present members, Manual of the Congregational Church, Wethersfield, Conn., Oct. 1893 and 1 Sept. 1925].

Franklin H. and Martha were lifelong residents of Wethersfield [1880 and 1900 U.S. Censuses, Connecticut, Hartford Co., Wethersfield, microfilm]. He was a farmer, and later became an assistant town clerk and a tax collector, residing from 1911 to 1914 on South Hill Rd. [1910 U.S. Census, Connecticut, Hartford Co., Wethersfield, microfilm; Suburban Hartford Dir., 1911-12]. He was a justice of the peace for 15 years, assistant town clerk for a number of years, was charter member of the grange, and was active in its interests, being its treasurer ever since its organization [His Obituary].

Franklin, Martha, and their son, James A., share the same marker.

Family links: 
  Elisha Belden (1796 - 1874)
  Joanna Sikes Belden (1807 - 1865)
  Martha Amelia Griswold Belden (1844 - 1928)*
  Prudence Griswold Belden Bannon (1879 - 1963)*
  James Arthur Belden (1883 - 1917)*
  James Johnson Belden (1822 - 1913)**
  Franklin Belden (1831 - 1833)**
  Franklin H. Belden (1844 - 1914)
*Calculated relationship
Wethersfield Village Cemetery
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.7123, -72.65038
Created by: Tom Brocher
Record added: Dec 25, 2011
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Franklin H. Frank Belden
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