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 Charles Griffin Franklin

Charles Griffin Franklin

Michigan, USA
Death 23 Mar 1907 (aged 16)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 73109506 · View Source
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Charles Franklin was a USC student killed in a train crash in Los Angeles. His mother died soon after, reportedly from grief.

Alfred Edwards, also interred at Angelus Rosedale, was another victim.

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Los Angeles Times - March 26, 1907:


Student Funeral Tomorrow

Chapel exercises at the University of Southern California yesterday morning were sad. A hush had fallen upon the students as a result of the accident that removed one of them, C. G. Franklin, and his death and the deliverance of the others was a subject uppermost in the minds of all.

President Bovard commented briefly upon the wreck, and a telegram of sympathy was read from President Gates of Pomona College, as well as a letter from Joseph Glass, president of St. Vincent's.

The president announced that the Santa Fe wishes a list of all who suffered injury as a result of the wreck Saturday evening, and expressed the belief that the company intends to be fair in settlement of all claims. R. G. Wills, representing the claim department of the railroad, was at the university during the forenoon, conferring with authorities and students. He said there were about 100 on the overland train who suffered minor injuries, principally head injuries to those who were standing at the time of impact.

The funeral of Franklin will be held Wednesday morning at 10:45 at Christ Episcopal Church. Classes will be dismissed during the service, and it is expected that the entire faculty and student body will attend.

Pallbearers will consist of Charles Haigler, Fred Huntoon, Victor Rhoco, Frank Bunker, Graham Hunter, and William Law. All are classmates of the deceased, with the exception of Mr. Haigler, who was chosen as a mark of recognition for his efforts in behalf of young Franklin. Haigler carried his body from the wreck in hope of rendering some service, but he was already a corpse.

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  • Created by: Don Lynch
  • Added: 9 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73109506
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Griffin Franklin (19 Sep 1890–23 Mar 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73109506, citing Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Don Lynch (contributor 47271760) .