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 Franklin Gildersleeve “Frank” Appley

Franklin Gildersleeve “Frank” Appley

Birth
Southold, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Death 6 Nov 1921 (aged 70)
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 125670843 · View Source
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Frank G. Appley was a champion oarsman in his time. He was famous for rowing in an aluminum shell from Pawtucket, RI to Chicago, IL during the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. He was honored by yacht clubs with awards and gifts along the way.

Though he was the illegitimate son of a prominent New York City millionaire, Jacob A. Appley, he worked as a file forger, blacksmith, and as a janitor at Brown University in Providence.



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  • Created by: Dan Loya
  • Added: 27 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125670843
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Franklin Gildersleeve “Frank” Appley (19 Dec 1850–6 Nov 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125670843, citing North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Dan Loya (contributor 47091095) .