Franklin William "Frank" Lord

Franklin William "Frank" Lord

Nearly Ninety Years of Age, Passed Away in Plano

Kendall County Record, August 31, 1938

Frank W. Lord who was born August 30, 1848 in Colchester, Connecticut died very peacefully while reading his morning paper, seated in his favorite chair. He was active to the very last, and would have been 90 years old on August 30, the day of the funeral.

Mr. Lord came to Illinois in  with his parents, William B. and Laura Cook Lord in 1855 settling on a farm near Leland. Three years later they moved to Little Rock Township and from there he enlisted, at the age of sixteen, in Company I, 23rd Illinois Infantry Volunteers. He returned to Plano after the war and entered Jennings Seminary in Aurora where he graduated in 1869. He also attended Northwestern University at Evanston, completing the course in three years.

He married Miss Lida U. VanEmon of Yorkville on December 15, 1880. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1930. Mrs. Lord passed away in 1935. Two children were born to them. A son, Walter, who died in infancy, and Attorney Maurice F. Lord of Aurora.

Mr. Lord was always active in G. A. R. work and for many years was Commander of the Plano Post. When the Plano Post gave up their charter he transferred to Aurora, and was later Commander of that post. In June at the state convention, he was made Illinois Senior Vice Commander. Shortly after that he made the pilgrimage to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for the reunion of the Federal and Confederate Civil War troops, which he enjoyed very much.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock from the Plano Methodist Church on Tuesday, August 30. The Rev. James H. Hagerty officiated. Mrs. Leonore Wiley sang. The American Legion conducted services at the grave. Interment was in the Plano Cemetery.

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