Oct. 31, 1953 Winnett Petroleum County Montana, USA
Robert Franklin was born in Missouri to mother Emma Jane Dial, daughter of Rebecca Jane Hargar (1852 – 1942) and James D Dial (1837 – 1890). The 1910 Census record shows him living in the house of his Uncle Leon Dial, with his Mom and Grandmother Rebecca Dial.
In 1911 In Missouri his Mom married Ruben Abner Barkdoll (1874 – 1929) after the death of his first wife Viola Gertrude Dial (1883 – 1910). Viola was his Mom's sister.