Franklin Bedford Jr.1

#29145, (11 January 1875 - 24 February 1940)
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Franklin Bedford1 (c 1830 - )
Mother*Olive Antoinette Tremper1 (c 1845 - 1910)

Family 1

Katie Augusta Wagner b. 1867, d. 1911
Child 1.Kathryn Alice Bedford7 (1909 - )

Family 2

Ella May Melrath b. 1876, d. 1963
Children 1.Eugenie Bedford8 (1913 - 2003)
 2.Ellen Bedford9 (1915 - 1919)
Birth*11 January 1875He was born on 11 January 1875 at IllinoisG.1 
7 June 1880He appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 in the household of Franklin Bedford and Olive Antoinette Tremper, age 5, b. IL.2 
Marriage*31 October 1908He married Katie Augusta Wagner on 31 October 1908 at Wilmington, Delaware.3 
26 April 1910He and Katie Augusta Wagner appeared on the census of 26 April 1910 at 2417 61st Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.4 
Marriage*1912He married Ella May Melrath in 1912 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.5 
16 January 1920He and Ella May Melrath appeared on the census of 16 January 1920 at 174 Walnut Street, Meadville, Crawford Co., PennsylvaniaG.6 
Death*24 February 1940He died on 24 February 1940 at Venango, Crawford, PennsylvaniaG, at age 65.1 
Burial*27 February 1940He was buried on 27 February 1940 at Saegertown, Crawford, PennsylvaniaG.1 


  1. [S1570] Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1963/1964/1966: File No. 16358. Reg. No. 9. Franklin Bedford, b. IL 11 Jan 1875, son of Franklin Bedford, b. Canada, and Olive Tremper, b. IN; retired salesman, husb. of Ella M Melrath, res. Venango PA; d. Venango, Crawford Co. PA, 24 Feb 1940, age 65y 1m 13d, valvular heart disease; inf. Mrs. Franklin Bedford, res. Venango PA; bur. Saegertown, Crawford Co. PA, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, online
  2. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Fank Bedford (50), b. and father b. Canada, mother b. England, physician; Antoinette (34), b. IN, parents b. NY, keeping house.
  3. [S1566] Delaware Marriage Records, 1806-1933, New Castle > 1908 > Wagner > img. 1/4. Franklin Bedford Jr., age 34, res. Phila. PA, foreman, b. Rochelle IL, son of Franklin Bedford and Nettie Tremper; and Katie A Wagner, age 34, b. and res. Phila. PA, dau. of Andrew J Wagner and Matilda Martin; marr. Wilmington DE 31 Oct 1908 by G L Wolfe, Delaware Public Archives, Dover, Delaware, online
  4. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Franklin (35), b. and parents b. IL, oil refinery foreman; Kattie (35), b. and parents b. PA, 1 child, living; marr. 2 yrs.
  5. [S1575] Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951, online, Franklin Bedford and Ella M Melrath, marr. Philadelphia PA 1912, Lic. No. 289753.
  6. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Franklin (45), b. IL, father b. Canada, mother b. IN, oil co. commercial traveler; Ella M (43), b. MD, parents b. PA.
  7. [S2459] Pennsylvania, Birth Certificates, 1906-1911, online, Year 1909, Cert. No. 95371. Kathryn Alice Bedford, b. 2417 So. 61st St., Philadelphia PA, 23 Jun 1909, dau. of FRanklin Bedford, age 35, foreman, and Katie [corrected to Kathryn] A Wagner, age 42.
  8. [S1411] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online, Eugenie M Bedford Hodgson, b. Philadelphia PA 27 Mar 1917, dau. of Franklin Bedford and Ella May Melrath, d. 30 Aug 2003.
  9. [S1570] Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1963/1966: File No. 58755, Reg. No. 96. Ellen Bedford, b. Erie Co. PA 2 Dec 1915, dau. of Franklin Bedford, b. Rachell IL, and Ella May Melrath, b. Brick Meeting House MD; d. 388 N. Main St., Meadville, Crawford Co. MD, 4 May 1919, age 3y 5m 2d, scarlet fever; bur. Saegertown Cemetery, Crawford Co. PA, 6 May 1919, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.