Mr. Franklin Arthur Peardon

Franklin Peardon (1877 - 1915), 37 ?, was an employee of the Robert Simpson Company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was traveling aboard Lusitania with Frank Rogers and Rogers' wife Agnes. Rogers was also an employee of the Robert Simpson Company. They were sailing to England as part of "the Dominion's [Canada's] war-time promise of 'business as usual.' " All three were lost in the Lusitania sinking on 7 May 1915, and only Agnes' body was recovered, #188. A memorial service was held for the three at the Shelbourne Street Methodist Church on 16 May 1915, a national day of mourning, as 170 Canadians were lost in the Lusitania sinking, 86 of them from Toronto. Franklin Peardon was born on 1 December 1877 in Usborne, Huron County, Ontario, Canada to Richard Peardon and Rebecca Peardon (born Werry). Franklin married Margaret Dickson on 15 July 1902 in Toronto, York County, Ontario. References: "Franklin Arthur Peardon". IGI Individual Record. Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2008. Web. Accessed 8 July 2011. <http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/IGI/individual_record.asp?recid=100136394459&lds=1®ion=11®ionfriendly=North+America&frompage=99> Twatio, Bill. "A nation mourns: in the spring of 1915, Ypres and the sinking of the Lusitania brought the realities of war home to Canadians". BNET. Web. Accessed 8 July 2011. <http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_6972/is_4_11/ai_n28187724/>

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