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G. W. Franklin

 
 
G. W. Franklin Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, January 3, 2008
1. G. W. Franklin Marker - Front
Inscription.
1865-1928
G. W. Franklin was born in Quitman, Georgia. He operated four businesses: blacksmithing, a hack line, a wood and coal yard, and an undertaking establishment. In 1894 Franklin moved his undertaking business to Chattanooga. He was a member of the National Negro Business League and president of the National Negro Funeral Directors Association. In 1915 Franklin served as an honorary pallbearer for his friend, Dr. Booker T. Washington. Thirteen years later, Franklin conducted the funeral services of Margaret Murray Washington, the wife of his esteemed friend.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 96.)
 
Location. 35° 2.955′ N, 85° 18.701′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Chestnut Street near W. 6th St., on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 633 Chestnut St, Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chattanooga Daily Rebel (about 700 feet away); William "Uncle Bill" Lewis
G. W. Franklin Marker - Back image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, January 3, 2008
2. G. W. Franklin Marker - Back
(about 700 feet away); William (Uncle Bill) Lewis (about 700 feet away); Site of Crutchfield House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Union Depot (approx. mile away); Crutchfield House (approx. mile away); Ernest Walter Holmes, Sr. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Persons
 
 
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