Laura E Franks


Personal and Family Information

Laura was born in 1901 in Arkansas, the daughter of John H Franks and Mary I Fulkerson.

She died before 1930 in probably Arkansas.

Her husband was Clarence Phillips, who she married on 6 DEC 1919 in Bald Knob, White County, Arkansas. Their only known child was Dorothy Ann (1922-1979).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Laura E Franks


John H Franks


Mary I Fulkerson



Place: Arkansas
DeathBEF 1930
Place: probably Arkansas
Census4 JAN 1920
Place: Bald Knob, White County, Arkansas
Age: 18 born Ark
Address: dwelling 99 family 105 with husband, his grandfather and sister age 10


Obit - Mary ...


Note 1

Laura Franks probably child of John H Franks and Mary Fulkerson, 1910 census needed to confirm. She probably died before 1930 census, as daughter Dorothy Ann Phillips is with aunt Edith Gravenmier in both 1930 and 1940 census.

Best evidence of the connection is 1930 census states she is niece of Walter and Edith Gravenmier.

There is another young girl with grandfather John Franks and two single daughters in 1930 census, one possibility is she is a second daughter of Laura Franks and Clarence Phillips--purely a guess, nothing to support this idea.

My understanding has always been that Dorothy was adopted and raised by Gravenmier, and was a sister to Mary Ann, Melvin and Pauline.

Laura not named in 1960 obit of Edith Gravenmire, also an indication that she died earlier.

search of cemetery indexes in Woodruff and White Counties have not found Phillips or Franks of this family.