Page 468 - HISTORY OF SANDUSKY COUNTY
Edwin J. Franks, a prominent agriculturist of Ballville Township, Sandusky County, Ohio, owner of a farm of 100 acres, residing on a farm of 200 acres, a part of which extends across the line into Sandusky Township, was born on the farm which he lives July 24, 1868, and is a son of
Abel M. and Eliza (McQuigg) Franks.
Abel M. Franks was born in Wayne County, Ohio, June 3, 1833, and always engaged in farming. He was married in that county April 3, 1862, to Eliza McQuigg, who was born in Ireland, September 12, 1832. She was about 5 years of age when brought by her parents to the United States, and was there reared to maturity. Her father died there at the age of 81 years, and her mother at 91. She was one of the following children: William and Eliza (Franks), twins;
Martha, deceased; Mary; Samuel, deceased; John, Sarah, James, and Margaret. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs.
Franks moved to Huron County, Ohio, where they lived until
1865, then came to Sandusky County. He died here May 21, 1907, after an active and useful life, and is survived by
Mrs. Franks, who resides in Fremont. They became parents of the following children: Franklin, John, Sadie, Edwin J., and Samuel. Franklin Franks, a graduate of Fremont High School and Cincinnati College of Law, married Harriet Barnes and resides at Findlay, Ohio, where he is engaged in
the practice of his profession. John Franks is a graduate of Fremont High School and read law under the preceptorship of several well known lawyers of Fremont, where he is now in practice; Sadie Franks, who attended Fremont High School and Oberlin College, is now a resident of Fremont; Samuel Franks married Tillie Siegenthaler, and has three children -- Irene, John and Mary E.
Edwin J. Franks has always followed farming since his schooldays and has been more than ordinarily successful.
He is the owner of a highly improved farm and has a splendid home, located about one-half mile from Fremont, on the Maumee and Perrysburg Turnpike Road. He was married
October 10, 1891, at Norwalk, Ohio, to Miss Agnes Snyder, a daughter of Samuel and Ellen (Rafferty) Snyder, early residents of Sandusky County.
They have an adopted daughter, Gladys, to whom they are giving the same parental care and careful training they would a natural daughter. Religiously, they are members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Franks is a member of the
Order of Eagles at Fremont.
Twentieth Century History of Sandusky County, Ohio and Representative Citizens edited by Basil Meek
Note: Correction from above: Eliza Jane (McQuigg) Franks came with her parents, John McQuigg Sr. and Sarah (McAfee) McQuigg on the ship, "New York", which arrived in New York City, New York in July of 1843. It was Sarah McAfee's parents who came to the USA in 1838.