Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lee FRANKLIN Dies (1933)

source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, March 30, 1933 - page 1, column 2

A homeless aged colored man was found dead, last Thursday morning at Ridgway's slaughter house where he had been staying for the past two months. The man was Lee Franklin, age 70. Coroner Tracy O'Brien investigated the death and pronounced the cause as heart trouble. He had no known relatives.

Robert Lawson entered the slaughter house about 10:30 Thursday morning and found the man dead. It is not known at what time he died but there was still some fire in the stove, therefore he probably died sometime during the preceding night. Franklin had lived at Plainfield many years ago. In recent years he had worked at various places in Indiana and neighboring states but made no place his home.

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