Franklin Pierce & Elizabeth "Cook" "Musick" Rasnake Family

This file submitted by Carole H. Kreowski and Lisa Bailey



Franklin Pierce Rasnake was born 16 Feb 1869 the son of James Harvey Rasnake and Nancy Jane Breeding. On 31 Dec 1890 he married Elizabeth (Bess) Cook Musick, the daughter of of Henry D. Cook and Betty Frances Fields. Elizabeth was born about 1863. Franklin and Elizabeth Rasnake had 9 children:
Beldora, b. 1 Dec 1891 (TWIN), d. 21 Oct 1893 (age 1 years)
Magnora (Nora), b. 1 Dec 1891 (TWIN), d. 16 Aug 1959, m. Elden B. Fuller
Franklin Parris, died young
Daniel, b. 16 Nov 1895, d. 28 May 1984, m. Sarah Gertrude Presley
Bertha, b. 28 Jan 1898, d. 21 Dec 1982, m. Tazie Franklin Belcher
Gracie Jane, b. 20 Apr 1900, d. 9 Nov 1917
Eddie, b. 7 Jan 1903, d. 12 Sep 1987, m. Fred Perry in 1919
Edith Virginia, b. 19 Jun 1905, d. 5 Mar 1940, m. Carl B. Smith
Eura, b. 1 Jun 1908, d. 8 Jun 1908

The above photo was taken about 1904.
Standing in rear: Nora Rasnake, Walter Musick (Bess' son from her first marriage to Alex Musick)
Front (left to right): Daniel Rasnake, Franklin P. Rasnake, Gracie Jane Rasnake, Eddie Rasnake, Elizabeth (Bess) "Cook" Rasnake, Bertha Rasnake.


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