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Ida Martha Witt Franks
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Birth: May 26, 1894
Sibley
Ford County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1974
Mitchell
Davison County
South Dakota, USA

The sixth of seven children of Gustav and Augusta Fritz Witt, Ida was fostered to the Josh. Peterson family near Colfax when her mother died in 1899. She went to work as soon as she was able.

She married Charles C. Franks in Sibley on Feb. 5, 1913. They had seven children.

The couple farmed south of Sibley until 1919 when they moved to SD near other members of his family and farmed until retirement. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Gustav Witt (1856 - 1938)
  Augusta Fritz Witt (1858 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles (Karl) Curt Henry Franks (1891 - 1977)*
 
 Children:
  Harold John Gustaf Franks (1913 - 1984)*
  Willard Franks (1915 - 2008)*
  Orville William Franks (1917 - 2001)*
  Erma Martha Franks Swenson (1919 - 1997)*
  Wilma M Franks Roberts (1921 - 2013)*
  Ruth Ida Franks Benson (1925 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Johanna Helena Adelgunda Witt Gerken (1886 - 1943)*
  Henry Karl Wilhelm Witt (1887 - 1957)*
  William Albert Witt (1888 - 1943)*
  Friedrich (Fred) Ernest Witt (1890 - 1957)*
  Marie Adelgunda Helena Witt Brucker (1892 - 1917)*
  Ida Martha Witt Franks (1894 - 1974)
  Herman Gustav Witt (1896 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Fulton
Hanson County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Aug 28, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7801558
Ida Martha <i>Witt</i> Franks
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Added by: David Coward
 
 
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Your life was a struggle and also a blessing to your family. Rest in blessed peace.
- Rosetta
 Added: Feb. 4, 2009
The pioneer farms you lived on were always needing water. Enjoy.
- Your appreciative g-neice
 Added: Jan. 7, 2009
 
 
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