Francis Folger Franklin - Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 57.147 W 075° 08.899
18S E 487330 N 4422490
Quick Description: Ben Franklin's eldest son died at the age of four due to complications from Smallpox. He is burried next to his father, mother, and sister in Christ Church Burial Ground in downtown Philadelphia.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 1/6/2017 11:26:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMTTEE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "Francis Folger Franklin (October 20, 1732 – November 21, 1736)[a] was the eldest son of Founding Father of the United States Benjamin Franklin by Deborah Read.

In 1736, four-year-old Francis contracted the smallpox virus and died shortly thereafter.

Benjamin Franklin, who had been inoculated earlier in his own life, had intended for his son to be inoculated as well. However, due to an illness affecting Francis at the time planned for his inoculation, the procedure was postponed.

His death devastated both his parents, who doted upon Francis, and after this incident, Franklin became "the most eloquent advocate of smallpox inoculation."
Location Type: Grave

Reference Web Site: [Web Link]

Property Type: Private

Fee required: yes

Location Notes:
Fee to go up to the grave is $2, however you can view it for free 24/7 from an opening next to the grave along market street.

Established Date: Not listed

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