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Dr Erasmus Zeruleus "E.Z.F." Franklin Golden, Sr
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Birth: May 11, 1853
Death: Jul. 3, 1927

Dr. E.Z.F. Golden was the sixth child of Elizabeth Manderson and William Harvey Golden. It should be noted that he was originally buried in Fla. and was later moved to Ga. when his wife died. His daughter Bessie Golden noted this in a biography that she wrote about him. He became a minister at an early age and used his initials as his name.
He was married to Mattie Ross and they had seven children. The youngest child, a son, died as an infant in 1897. The other children were Louise, Bess, Dr. E.Z.F. Jr, Ross, Lafayette, and Marie. All of the children graduated from college and the girls all became teachers. E.Z.F. Jr died as a young man.

One of his Obituaries, contributed by Mack, a Findagrave contributor. He was later interred in Fort Valley, Ga.

Palatka Times-Herald Obituary dated Friday, 8 Jul 1927
"Dr. Erasmus Zeruleus Franklin Golden Sr., for years one of the leading Baptist ministers of Florida and former editor of the Florida Baptist Witness, died Sunday at Williston, following an extended illness. The interment was in the cemetery at Leesburg, the home of the Golden family.
Dr. and Mrs. Golden resided in Palatka while their daughter, Miss Marie Golden was teaching in the Palatka High School, and they had many friends here, who will learn with deepest regret of the death of the aged minister". 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mattie Elizabeth Ross Golden (1858 - 1938)*
 
 Children:
  Louise Golden Ramsey (1885 - 1964)*
  Bess Golden Rooks Dunston Townsend (1886 - 1973)*
  Erasmus Zeruleus Franklin Golden (1888 - 1914)*
  Ross Golden (1890 - 1959)*
  Lafayette Golden (1893 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oaklawn Cemetery
Fort Valley
Peach County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Sherry Grachis
Record added: Jul 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20438343
Dr Erasmus Zeruleus E.Z.F. <i>Franklin</i> Golden, Sr
Added by: Sherry Grachis
 
Dr Erasmus Zeruleus E.Z.F. <i>Franklin</i> Golden, Sr
Added by: Sherry Grachis
 
Dr Erasmus Zeruleus E.Z.F. <i>Franklin</i> Golden, Sr
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Blessings and love to my great-grandfather.
- Sherry Grachis
 Added: Jun. 2, 2013
Dr. Eramus Zeruleus Franklin "EZF" Golden is the husband of my 1st cousin 4x removed. Rest in the Peace of Our Lord.
- Reynolds Ansley
 Added: Nov. 29, 2011
 
 
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