Email | Share | Print

Samuel Nathan Franklin


Franklin, Dr. Samuel and son Zalmond

Franklin, Samuel Nathan. b. November 16, 1891, Glukhov, Russia, to the US in 1903; Russian American; Jewish; AMB; Parents Zalmon (Zavelsky) Franklin (1846-1909) and Leah Esoff (1844-1928), brothers Abraham (1863-1922), Leo (Eliyeh) (1868-1939), Louis (Chaim Laeb) (1869-1945), Meyer (1873-1926), Mendel (1876-1940) and Dr. Isadore Franklin (1889-1983) and Sisters Sonya (1875-1952), Hannah (Anna) Gertrude (1880-1942); Attended Marquette Academy and graduated from Marquette University School of Medical in 1916, completed his intern work at county hospital; Married wife Minnie Schnell Franklin (1881-1965), three children Denora Black (1907-1985), Zalmon David (1909-1958), and Charlotte (1914-1966); Doctor and County Coroner in Milwaukee; Was elected county coroner in 1918 running on the Socialist Party ticket; Member of the American Medical Association and the State and County Medical Association; Head of the Milwaukee Medical Bureau of the North American Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy; Received Passport# 452901 on June 28, 1937 which listed his address as 1636 North 48th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Sailed June 30, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain in July 1937; Served with the Medical Services; Returned to the US on March 2, 1938 aboard the Berengaria; d. October 14, 1958, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, buried Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, FAG# 145685944; Went to Spain to retrieve his son Zalmond.

Sources: SACB; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 892, ll. 29 (voir arch gen); Ancestry; Obituary, The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 17, 1958, p 8.

Photograph: Dr. Samuel and Zalmond Franklin, undated, Family photograph.

ALB Archival Materials

Search the Tamiment Archives


Full Database Record

Last Name Franklin
First/Middle Name Samuel N.
Ethnicity Note
Immigration Status
AKA Last Name 1
AKA First / Middle 1
AKA Last Name 2
AKA First / Middle 2
Foreign Nation
Foreign Nation City
Alt Pob State, City
Family: Name
Family: Relationship
Family: Begin Date
Family: End Date
Family: Comments
Education HS
Education College / Univ 1
Education College/Univ Notes
Education College/Univ 2
Graduate or Doctoral Work
Graduate or Doctoral Work Notes
Prior Military Service
Passport #
Passport Series
Passport Reported Lost in Spain
Passport Age
Passport Date
PP or Known Address Street
PP or Known Address City
PP or Known Address State
ALT City
Alt State
Sail Date
Marital Status
Marital Notes
Vocation 1
Vocation 2
Vocation 3
Party Affiliation
Date Affiliation
ALT Affiliation
ALT date
ALT affiliation 2
Arrival (in Spain) Date
Units served with
Battle action
Returned Date
Returned other
WWII Service
Place Died City
KIA/MIA/Died other
KIA/MIA/Died other Date
KIA/MIA/Died other Location
KIA/MIA/Died other Battle
Additional Notes