||Marshall B. Franklin
Marshall B. Franklin, merchant, Fremont. The parents of this enterprising gentleman were Bildad and Mary J. (Young) Franklin, the former a native of the State of New York, who died in Iowa, while visiting his son. Mrs. Franklin was a native of Canada.
Marshall Franklin was born in Canada, Nov. 22, 1850; he lived at home until about 20 years of age, when he engaged as clerk in a store in that country for over five years; in the summer of 1875 he came to this county, settling in Fremont, where he has since been successfully engaged in general merchandising, his transaction amounting annually to over $30,000. His stock was valued at $12,000 to $14,000. He once had also a stock of goods at Hesperia for nearly 18 months, but finally removed it to Fremont. Mr. Franklin was not only a prominent merchant, but forward in advancing the interests and building up the enterprises of his community.
In the spring of 1880 he was elected Township Treasurer and served one year; was re-elected in the spring of 1883. Since the spring of 1881 he had been Village Councilman; was also Deputy Clerk one year. He was Past Master in the I. O. O. F., and was a Republican.
Mr. And Mrs. Franklin had two children.
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