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Minnie Alice Franks Cosway
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1880
Ashland
Ashland County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1971
Toledo
Lucas County
Ohio, USA

GPS: N41 43.277; W83 41.524

Minnie was the daughter of John and Mary (Boyer) Franks. She was the 4th great-granddaughter of Revolutionary War Soldier, Henry Valentine, NSDAR A116839, and the granddaughter of Civil War Soldier, John Boyer, 3rd Ohio Cavalry. She married Harry Cosway, and they lived in Chicago for a while. A beautiful seamstress, Minnie worked for Marshall Field making mens dress shirts. Minnie was the most wonderful babysitter a kid could have. She'd play board games with us, especially the game of Life. She told my brother and I that she was 17-years-old...finally, we were old enough to remind her she'd had a birthday, and she said, "oh, that's right, I'm 18 now." She was in her early 80's at the time. Aunt Minnie love a good glass of beer, preferably Buckeye Beer. Aunt Minnie beat breast cancer 3 times in her life...before most women beat the disease. She eventually succumbed 2 months shy of her 91st birthday to Congestive Heart Failure. She was the last surviving sibling. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Franks (1856 - 1919)
 
 Spouse:
  Harry William Cosway (1876 - 1950)
 
 Siblings:
  Maude Belle Franks Meyer (1878 - 1955)*
  Minnie Alice Franks Cosway (1880 - 1971)
  John J. Franks (1883 - 1955)*
  Raymond Frederick Franks (1895 - 1942)*
  Harold Edward Franks (1897 - 1971)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Toledo Memorial Park
Sylvania
Lucas County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Cindy
Record added: May 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70604942
Minnie Alice <i>Franks</i> Cosway
Added by: Cindy
 
Minnie Alice <i>Franks</i> Cosway
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G-G-Aunt Minnie:You passed when I was 16, I miss you to this day and think of you quite often. You will never be forgotten. Much love,
- Cindy
 Added: May. 30, 2011
 
 
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