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Donald Chase "Don" Franklin
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1902
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1955
Pierce County
Washington, USA


Don C. Franklin, who established the present business office of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company at Chehalis in May 1929, and who has served as telephone manager in Chehalis since that time, will leave January 1 to become identified with the general offices of the company in Seattle.
Mr. Franklin will be succeeded in Chehalis by George R. Bennett. Mr. Bennett is at present a member of the division of organization of the telephone company in Tacoma. He will remove his family from Tacoma to Chehalis at the same time Mr. Franklin is transferring to his residence in Seattle.

The above announcement was made today by L. J. Conlin, division commercial manager of the company at Tacoma, Mr. Conlin, who has supervision over southwest Washington, said that in taking Mr. Franklin to Seattle the company is giving him a new type of training, decidedly in the direction of his individual progress in the business. In placing Mr. Bennett in Chehalis, the company is, according to Mr. Conlin, sending one of its best equipped men to carry forward the responsibilities of the company and the service here.

"All of us identified with the company appreciate the cordial way in which Mr. Franklin was welcomed in Chehalis," added Mr. Conlin, "and the sustained attitude of friendship manifested toward him and the company throughout the period of his residence there. We confidently expect that Mr. Bennett will receive the same fine welcome, characteristic of the community, and that he will fit into the civic life and activities of the city in a manner that will be pleasing to all."

A week ago the telephone company announced that C. W. Molchoir, manager at Centralia since October, 1927, would go to Aberdeen the first of the year to take charge of the telephone business at Aberdeen and Hoquiam. Mr. Molchoir's place at Centralia will be taken by Walter S. Bear, now located in Tacoma, as district sales supervisor. F. R. Smelser, formerly of Centralia and Chehalis, who has been at Gray's Harbor the past three years, is transferred to a responsible post with the company at Olympia.

Mr. Franklin was born at Rockford, Ill., where he completed grade and high school courses. He located at Yakima July 1920, and became identified with the advertising department of the Yakima Morning Herald, with which he continued about four years. October 1924, he became identified with the telephone company as a member of the Yakima business office force. In 1928 he was transferred to the division office at the telephone company at Seattle where he remained until assigned to the post he is relinquishing at Chehalis to return to Seattle. Mrs. Franklin was the former Miss Naides Stone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Stone, formerly of Chehalis and more recently of Yakima. Mr. Franklin has been active in civic and community affairs. He is a member of Chehalis Chamber of Commerce, Chehalis Rotary Club, and has made many warm friends since he came here, who regret to learn he is leaving Chehalis, but who wish him every success in his new work.

Note; article contained a head and shoulders photograph of Don Franklin.
Chehalis Bee-Nuggett, December 19, 1930.

Son of William R. Franklin and Gertrude Gould.

Name: Donald C. Franklin
Date Of Death: 20 Jul 1955
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Place Of Burial: Tacoma, Washington
Burial Year: 1955
Father Name: Wm. R. Franklin
Mother Name: Gertrude Gould
Burial Date: 23 Jul 1955
Death Place: Tacoma, Pierce, Washington
Spouse Name: Nadies Franklin 
Family links: 
  Naides H. Stone Franklin (1905 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
Tacoma Cemetery
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Created by: Alice
Record added: Jan 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83259189
Donald Chase Don Franklin
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