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Ellis Arthur Franklin

Birthplace: 29 Pembridge Gardens, London, England
Death: Died in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, FL, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Arthur Ellis Franklin and Caroline Franklin
Husband of Muriel Frances Franklin (Waley)
Father of David Ellis Franklin; Rosalind Elsie Franklin; Colin Ellis Franklin; <private> Franklin; <private> Glynn (Franklin) and 1 other
Brother of Jacob Arthur Franklin; Alice Caroline Franklin; Cecil Arthur Franklin; Hugh Arthur Franklin and Helen Caroline Bentwich

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About Ellis Arthur Franklin


Ellis Arthur Franklin OBE (1894–1964) was a London merchant banker.

Franklin was born into an affluent Anglo-Jewish family, and married Muriel Frances Waley (1894–1976); their daughter was Rosalind Franklin, one of five children.

He was a banker at Keyser's Bank, where his father was a senior partner. His uncle was Herbert Samuel, Home Secretary (1916), and the first High Commissioner for the British Mandate of Palestine. His sister was Helen Carolin Franklin, wife to Norman de Mattos Bentwich, Attorney General in the British Mandate of Palestine, active in trade union organisation, Women's Suffrage, and the London County Council on which she was a member.

Franklin became a teacher of a class in Electricity at The Working Men’s College in 1919, having been introduced to the College by his uncle Lionel Jacob. By 1922 he had become Vice Principal of the College and was instrumental in attracting donations to the College from the City, and new College Corporation members from the Home Office, The Bar, and the City.

Franklin had a strong social conscience. He helped Jewish refugees fleeing from the Continent, some being taken into the family home.

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Ellis Arthur Franklin's Timeline

March 28, 1894
29 Pembridge Gardens, London, England
April 12, 1919
Age 25
London, UK
July 25, 1920
Age 26
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
January 16, 1964
Age 69
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, FL, USA