Oakley Fern Franks

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  • Name: Oakley Fern Franks
  • Location of Birth: Wadena, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 11, 1896
  • Date of Death: August 21, 1947 (50 years old)
  • Parents: Ben L. Franks and Eldora (Zimmerman) Franks
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  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: September 19, 1918 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: December 9, 1918 (Discharge Date)
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information from World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
    Name: Oakley Furn Franks
    Birth Date: December 11, 1896
    Birth Place: Minnesota, USA
    Residence Date: 1917-1918
    Residence Place: Itasca County, Minnesota, USA
    Physical Build: Medium
    Height: Medium
    Hair Color: Light
    Eye Color: Gray
    Mother: Mrs. Dora Franks

    Information from World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:
    Name: Oakley F. Franks
    Gender: Male
    Registration Age: 45
    Birth Date: December 11, 1896
    Birth Place: Compton, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: About 1941
    Military Draft Date: 1942
    Relationship to Draftee: Head
    Height: 5'8"
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Weight: 160
    Complexion: Ruddy


    Oakley served with the Minnesota Students Army Training Corps, Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Federal Service)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Oakley was married to Clara Marion Franks and had one child, Ulyesses Lyle Franks.

    He is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-B-19-03)

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