Benjamin Franklin was born 23 November 1853 in Motueka, New Zealand to Robert Benjamin Franklin (c1827-1867) and Mary Ann Hurren (1823-1916) and died 28 May 1921 Woodstock, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Sophia Newham (1857-1893) 16 December 1876 in Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia. He married Anne Mary Brennan (1858-1943) 12 March 1903 in Motueka, New Zealand.


Offspring of Benjamin Franklin and Sophia Newham (1857-1893)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Ann Franklin (c1877-c1968)
Edith Sophia Franklin (c1878-c1964)
Lillie Ellen Franklin (c1880-c1916)
Clara Alice Franklin (c1882-c1966)
Raymond Arthur Franklin (c1885-1969)
Violet May Franklin (c1887-c1951)
Benjamin D Franklin (c1889-c1891)
Clarence Clyde Franklin (c1891-c1965)

Offspring of Benjamin Franklin and Anne Mary Brennan (1858-1943)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Wallace John Franklin (c1903-c1954)


Footnotes (including sources)

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  • Pages 109-110 Bigga School Parents and citizens' Centenary Committee A History of Bigga Bigga Public School Centenary Committee
    Ian Chudleigh, Editor
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¶ Death
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  • The death took place at Woodstock on Sunday of Mr. Benjamin Franklin, a very old resident. Messrs Poignand & Murray conducted the funeral arrangements.
Cowra Free Press, 1 June 1921, page 2