Franklin Wickard Criss

Franklin Criss in Critical Condition

The Clarksburg Telegram., February 01, 1901, page 5

Headstone of Franklin Criss

The many friends of Frank Criss, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Criss, were greatly alarmed over his reported serious condition Wednesday morning and members of the family believed him to be dying.

He revived during the day and is much better now. Mr. Criss has been an invalid several years. His ailment is locomotor ataxia. He is virtually helpless.

Franklin Criss.

The Clarksburg Telegram., February 22, 1901, page 3

Frank Criss died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Criss, on Main Street, at 3 o’clock, Sunday morning, February 17, 1901, of locomotor ataxia, with which he had been sorely afflicted some ten or twelve years.


Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock and interment was made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery, the obsequies being private. He was 36 years of age and a popular member of society. His friends were legion. Before sickness overtook him, he was a bright young business man. 

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