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S. J. FRANKLIN, Superintendent Corry Gas & Water Company, Corry, Penn., also General Manager of Warren Gas Light Company, Warren, Penn., was born in 1854, in Fredonia, N.Y., and is a son of Dr. D.D. and Perthena (Adams) Franklin. Our subject moved from his native place to Iowa, subsequently to Ohio, Illinois and finally to Pennsylvania, coming to Corry in 1870, and graduated from the high school in 1873. He built up a fine trade in gas fixtures, fittings, and the hot water system of heating houses, etc., successfully demonstrating the feasibility of the same at the Corry National Bank, Washington Street School, M. Manville’s residence, and in his own, which are all heated in this manner. He has the entire control of Corry Gas Works and Warren Gas Light Company; has been Superintendent of the former nine years, and of the latter four. Our subject was but twenty years of age when he married a daughter of Ira S. Murray, and after three years of happiness lost his wife and a bright little daughter. Three years later Mr. Franklin was again united in marriage, this time to Miss Carrie Stevens, a niece of Mrs. S.W. Steward. Mr. Franklin, while yet (1883) less than thirty years of age, has been a very energetic and successful business man.