John “Franklin” Crump, Jr. was born November 20, 1886, in Grant County, Louisiana. He was the son of John Franklin Crump and Frances Lorena Boggus. He was raised in Grant County, Louisiana, and Jones County, Texas.
Franklin married Nancy Elizabeth Faye Wheeler around 1912 in Jones County, Texas. He was 24 years old and she was 22 years. Nancy was born June 19, 1889 in Mississippi, the daughter of William M. Jeff Wheeler and Sophronia Smith. Franklin and Nancy had at least three children:
Virginia Olga born August 12, 1918
Billie Doris born December 15, 1920
John Digby born May 2, 1928
After their marriage, Franklin and Nancy made their home in Stamford, Jones County, Texas, where Franklin managed a restaurant. They lived in Stamford the remainder of their lives.
On June 5, 1917, Franklin registered for the draft for World War I. At that time, he was described as of medium height and slender build, with brown hair and eyes.
John Franklin Crump, Jr. died on December 13, 1941 in Stamford, Jones County, Texas. The cause of death listed was stomach cancer, which had metastasized to his liver and abdomen. He was 55 years old at his death.
Nancy Elizabeth Faye Wheeler Crump died on July 15, 1955 in Stamford at the age of 66 years. The cause of death was coronary thrombosis.
Notes for John “Franklin” Crump, Jr.
Residence & Occupation in 1910: Year: 1910; Census Place: Stanford, Jones, Texas; Roll: T624_1569; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0136; Image: 729; FHL Number: 1375582.
Birth, Military, Residence & Occupation in 1917: Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Residence & Occupation in 1920: Year: 1920;Census Place: Stamford, Jones, Texas; Roll: T625_1824; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 129; Image: 228.
Marriage, Residence & Occupation in 1930: Year: 1930; Census Place: Stamford, Jones, Texas; Roll: 2365; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 211.0.
Death: FamilySearch.org, Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 for John Franklin Jr. Crump
Notes for Nancy Elizabeth Faye Wheeler
Birth & Death: FamilySearch.org, Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 for Nancy E. Crump