Death of Franklin Wallace
Hartford, Conn., March 27.—Franklin Wallace died at his home in Cheshire, March 11th, aged 68, from the effects of disease contracted in the army. He was one of Cheshire’s well-known citizens. Mr. Wallace was born in Prospect and lived there for many years, being actively engaged in the development of the manufacture of friction matches when that industry was in its infancy. For many years he resided in Cheshire, where he had charge of the transportation of all the German silver used by his brother, the late Robert Wallace, of Wallingford, in the manufacture of the spoons, forks, etc., sold by the Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden. Of late years he had been extensively engaged in peach culture, having some of the finest orchards in that celebrated peach-growing locality.
Deceased was a member of Company A, 20th Connecticut Volunteers. He leaves a widow and three children, Frank L. Wallace, of New Haven, Lucy H., wife of E. R. Lawton, of Cheshire, and Katie U., wife of the Hon. John W. Mix, of Yalesville, the present Senator from the Sixth District.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 3rd April 1895