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378. Benjamin Franklin (Frank) DURHAM was born on 4 Oct 1884 in Tazewell County, Virginia.232,252,253 He died Carcinomatosis on 25 Aug 1967 in Hollywood, Monroe County, West Virginia.252 Frank died at 5:00 pm August 25, 1967. He is buried in the Green Hill Cemetery in Union, WV. Everett Walter Durham (Frank's son) was the informant for the death certificate. Everett Walter Durham is listed as living in Connersville, Indiana. Mary Puckett is the daughter of James Rawley Puckett from his first marriage with Sally Sawyers. Frank's birth is listed as October 4, 1882 on his death certificate. Frank's WWI Registration Card states his birth as October 4, 1884. Since the information on the WWI Registration Card is signed by Frank and not secondary, then I believe this birth information to be the correct one.

Marriage records show that Frank Durham and Mary Puckett married on 29 August 1900 (almost 1 month after his mother, Victoria married James R. Puckett). Yet the 1910 Census for Tazewell County, VA show Frank, age 24 and "single".

In the 1930 Census for Monroe County, West Virginia, Benjamin F. and Mary Durham are living next door to James R. and Jessie Puckett - James R. Puckett is a son of Mary (Durham) Puckett - a sister to Benjamin Franklin Durham.

Benjamin Franklin (Frank) DURHAM and Mary Jane PUCKETT were married on 29 Aug 1900 in Tazewell County, Virginia.42,136 Benjamin Franklin Durham <https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XR9G-XDH>
Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940
birth: 1883 Tazewell Co. Va.
marriage: 29 Aug 1900 Tazewell Co., Virginia
parents: Victoria Durham
spouse: Mary Puckett
groom's name: Benjamin Franklin Durham
groom's birth date: 1883
groom's birthplace: Tazewell Co. Va.
groom's age: 17
bride's name: Mary Puckett
bride's birth date: 1882
bride's birthplace: Tazewell Co. Va.
bride's age: 18
marriage date: 29 Aug 1900
marriage place: Tazewell Co., Virginia
groom's mother's name: Victoria Durham
bride's father's name: Raleigh Puckett
bride's mother's name: Sallie Puckett
groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Single
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Single
indexing project (batch) number: M01337-7
system origin: Virginia-EASy
source film number: 2048451 Mary Jane PUCKETT (daughter of James Raleigh (Rawley) W. PUCKETT and Sally George SAWYER) was born on 16 Mar 1882 in Tazewell County, Virginia.60,89,232 She died Pneumonia on 10 Feb 1956 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.89,254 Buried in Green Hill Cemetery. Informant at death listed as "Benjamin Franklin Durham". Mary Jane (Puckett) Durham is listed as living in Sinks Grove, Monroe County, WV, but died in Ronceverte, Greenbrier Co., WV from Pneumonia. Benjamin Franklin (Frank) DURHAM and Mary Jane PUCKETT had the following children:



Clara Victoria DURHAM.



Everett Walter DURHAM.