b. 18/06/1870 Buffalo, New York. d. 28/04/1940 New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Franklin was born on June 18, 1870 in Buffalo, New York. He joined the Marine Corps from Boston in January 1896, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Cienfuegos. He retired with the rank of Sergeant Major in August 1929.
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Franklin set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
BURIAL LOCATION: CYPRESS HILLS CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
Laurel Green Section, Block 1, Grave 312