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 Madeline Hamilton <I>Osborn</I> Franklin

Madeline Hamilton Osborn Franklin

Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Death 12 Dec 1938 (aged 22)
California, USA
Burial Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 59000909 · View Source
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Mother: Margaret Marie Ives Osborn
Father: Nathan Birdsey Osborn
Sister: Janie Kathryn Osorn (Grill)
Brother: Nathan Birdsey Osborn, Jr.
Spouse: Henry Clay Franklin

Madeline was born on a steamship just as it entered the Norfolk, Va. harbor. (They were returning home from a visit to Rhode Island.) Her middle name, Hamilton, was the name of the steamship and her first name was the name of the captain's daughter. Madeline was the second of three children, and my mother, her sister, says she was always restless, fearless and vivacious. She died just before I was born and Mama gave me her name (my middle name). I don't know anything about her husband or her life after she married and moved away. I only know she died childless in California, and my mother never stopped missing her.

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Gravesite Details Thank you, Allison, for making this memorial and then transferring it to me.




  • Maintained by: Patricia O'Neal
  • Originally Created by: Allison Stec Bell
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59000909
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Madeline Hamilton Osborn Franklin (6 Dec 1916–12 Dec 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59000909, citing Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Patricia O'Neal (contributor 47113049) .