M, #979, b. 22 February 1883, d. 16 January 1943
Franklin Harford Spence
was born on Thursday, 22 February 1883 at Walkerton, Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada, and his father was the informant. Dr. (?) Smith
attended at the birth.
He appeared on the census of 21 April 1891 in the household of James Edwin Spence
at St. Laurence Ward, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. He is recorded as: Spence, Franklin, male, 8, son, born in Ontario, both parents born Ontario, Methodist, able to read and write. He and Ethel Irene McCarthy
, daughter of Elias Albert McCarthy
and Bethinia Decker
, were married by Reverend Arthur Thomas Ingram
on Wednesday, 31 July 1907 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. He was 24, living in Toronto, born in Walkerton, bachelor, druggist, Methodist. She was 25, living in Toronto, born in Newcastle, spinster, Methodist. Donald Eckert
and Ada Mae McCarthy
witnessed the marriage.
He was listed as the informant on the death registration of James Edwin Spence
He was listed as the informant on the death registration of Samuel Leitch
He and Ethel Spry Harrison
were married on Saturday, 4 January 1941 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada. He was the M.P.P. (Conservative) for Fort William, elected in 1923, 1926, 1929 and 1937. Franklin died on Saturday, 16 January 1943 at the Private Patient's Pavillion, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 59 years, 10 months and 25 days.