FRANKLIN SAMUEL "Frank" BOUND - 1839 - 1911


Tidbits I have picked up along the way about Franklin Samuel "Frank" Bound:

Franklin Samuel "Frank" Bound, twin of Frances Ellen Bound was born on 18 March, 1839 in Conklin, Broome Co., NY.

He served in the military in 1864/65 in Wisconsin. According to his discharge papers, Franklin S. Bound was a Private of Captain D. U. Saxtons in Co. I, 1st Reft. Wis Vol. H.A. He enrolled October 13th to serve ne year during the war. He was discharged Feb. 10, 1865, at Fort Farnsworth, Virginia by reason of Surgeon's Certificate of Disability. He was 25 years old, 5'11', brown hair, blue eyes and was a farmer from Compton, New York. NOTE: Jo thinks this is wrong information because he was a farmer in WI. The discharge was signed by Charles C. Meservery of the First Wisconsin Volunteers.

He died on 20 October 1911 in PLainfield, Waushara Co., WI at the age of 72y7m2d of neuralgia of the heart or angina pectoris ccording to his death certiicate.

The following is a transcription of the obituary of Franklin Bound:

Franklin Samuel Bound - Death's but a path that MUST be trod, if man would ever pass to God. So wrote the poet Parnell. Franklin Samuel Bound, having completed the journey of life on earth, passed to his God on the morning of October 20, 1911. He was born March 18, 1839, at Conklin, Broome Co., NY. In 1854 he came with his parents to Plainfield, Wis., and there spent the remainder of his life, except while serving his country in the civil war as a private in Co. I, 1st Regt. Wis. Vol. H.A. After being honorably discharged from the army, he returned home and again took up the occupation of farming which he followed while strength permitted. He was married 1 October 1863 to Mary Loueza Cunningham. To them were born nine children, four of whom died ininfancy. The others, with their mother, his twin sister, thriteen grandchildren and numerous other relatives, survive and mourn. Mr. Bound's health had been failing for some time but no one thought the end was so near. Neuralgia of the heart caused him to die suddenly. Funeral services were held at the home on Sunday and were largely attended. Those present from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Alex Empey, of Merrill; Delbert Empey, of Milladore; Mrs. E. Neff and son, of Green Bay, and Mrs. Jas. Shove of Waukau. Rev. L. B. Colman, pastor of the M.E. Church, of which the deceased was a member, conducted the service, after which the remains of this brave soldier, faithful husband, kind father, and good neighbor were laid to rest in Plainfield Cemetery. "How blest the righteous when he dies! When sinks a weary soul to rest."

Contributed by Jo Orvik


Franklin Samuel "Frank" Bound and Mary Loueza Cunningham had the following children:

1. Mary Etta Bound
2. Nellie Adell Bound
3. John Thomas Bound
4. Baby Boy Bound (Twin) - died infant
5. Baby Boy Bound (Twin) - died infant
6. Baby Girl Bound (Twin) - died infant.
7. Baby Girl Bound (Twin) - died infant.
8. Charlotte Phoebe "Lottie" Bound
9. Myrtle Alice Bound

NOTE: (Jo Orvik) Elwyn Kelley told me when he went by the John Indermuehe farmstead that the Bound babues were buried in the garden plot on the farm.

Discriptive info obtained from Bound cousin Jo Orvik