05 Apr 1891 Census records John FRANKLIN & Sophia FAULKNER as neighbours in Scraggs, Cholsey.
13 Jun 1891 John (engine cleaner) & Sophia married; both of Cholsey.
12 Feb 1892 Son Harold born Cholsey (John recorded as bricklayer’s labourer).
03 Apr 1892 Son Harold baptised Cholsey (John recorded as labourer).
15 May 1897 Son Jack born Reading St. Mary (family living at 770 Oxford Road; John recorded as platelayer).
31 Mar 1901 John & Sophia recorded in the 1901 census of Reading St. Mary with sons Harold and Jack (family living at 17 Shaftesbury Road; John recorded as railway labourer).
02 Jan 1904 Daughter Ivy born Newbury (family living at 2 Rose Cottages, York Road; John recorded as railway platelayer).
13 Mar 1904 Daughter Ivy baptised Newbury St. John the Evangelist (family living at 2 Rose Cottages, York Road; John recorded as platelayer).
2 Apr 1911 Parents John & Sophia and children Jack & Ivy recorded in the 1911 Census in Newbury living at 8 Eva Terrace, Russell Road; John recorded as a Ganger Railway G.W.R.
24 Aug 1912 Harold married Martha Jane BOYLE in Gorton, Lancaster (both living in Sandringham Road, Gorton [5/15]; Harold recorded as Railway Porter, father John as “Fore-man Plate-layer”).
1 Jun 1913 Dorothy daughter of Harold and Martha Jane born in Manchester, Lancashire (family living at 17 Carlton Terrace, Church Street, Gorton; Harold recorded as “Railway Shunter”).
Jun Qtr 1915 Mary daughter of Harold and Martha Jane born in Manchester, Lancashire.
22 Nov 1917 Son Jack killed in Palestine (parents living at 12 Station Road, Whitchurch, Hants; John’s occupation not recorded).
15 Jul 1922 Harold son of Harold and Martha Jane born in Manchester, Lancashire (family living at 23 Bury Street, Gorton; Harold recorded as “Guard, Railway Co.”).
Summer 1924 Ivy photographed with girlfriend and Charles BRAZELL at Whitchurch by the River.
1931 John & Sophia recorded on the Electoral Roll at 37 Tunnel Terrace, Newport, Wales (very close to Newport Railway Station).
01 Dec 1932 John died (resident at Kingston Blount; occupation recorded as retired railway ganger). Informant was son Harold, resident at 24 Bury Street, Church Lane, Gorton, Manchester.
05 Dec 1932 John buried at Cholsey St. Mary’s.
Jun Qtr 1936 Dorothy married John William CILGRAM in Manchester.
1938 Charles, Ivy & Sophia recorded on the Electoral Roll at 37 Tunnel Terrace, Newport, Wales.
11 Nov 1949 Sophia died in Yeovil.
18 Nov 1949 Sophia buried at Cholsey St. Mary’s (possibly in same grave as husband John, although there is no such inscription).
Unknown Harold (Me), Harold and Mary photographed at John FRANKLIN’s grave at Cholsey St. Mary’s. Perhaps they were there on the occasion of their mother’s internment?