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Lady Jane Griffin Franklin
Birth: Dec. 4, 1791
Death: Jul. 18, 1875

Folk Figure. She was the wife of famed Canadian Arctic explorer, Sir John Franklin, who disappeared while on an expedition. At the news of her husbands disappearance, she immediately began financing search parties with her own money to go and find her husband. The search parties failed and again she was forced to use her own money. She bought a yacht and had it customized with everything she could think of, even hiring a captain named, Leopold McClintock, and went to locate him herself. The efforts Lady Jane made to find her husband made such an impact on the exploration of the Northwest Passage that she became the first woman to be awarded the Royal Geographic Society's Founders Medal.  (bio by: Peterborough "K") 
 
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  John Franklin (1786 - 1847)*
 
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Burial:
Kensal Green Cemetery
Kensal Green
London Borough of Brent
Greater London, England
 
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Record added: Mar 06, 2003
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