|Merkel, Merkle, Markley Family (Seventh Generation)
This is Franklin's branch of the Markley Family Tree in pictures and text. It covers Franklin's growing up
years, married years, and a basic coverage of 9 generations of Markleys from Franklin's granddaughter Kelly
Frances Markley back to the oldest known American ancestor, John Markley of Somerset Co.Pa.
The information contained here has been collected from what is belived to be reliable sources, including
personal letters and diaries kept by Rev. F. G. Markley, A HISTORY OF THE MARKLEY RELATIONSHIP
by Joseph M. Markley, and from documented information found in Somerset Co., Penn. and Ashland Co.,
A BOY AT Last!! 2/27/1926
|Franklin with Mother and Dad
Marion, Ohio - 1935
Franklin was the fourth child of Rev. Franklin Guy and Gertrude Ethel Wagoner Markley. He was
born Feb. 27, 1926 in Hamilton, Ohio and died on Aug. 5, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. He had 3 sisters:
Helen Ruth, Naomi Lois, and Cleo Twylight. He married Gladys May Henry on Oct. 19, 1946.
They had 3 children.
1) David Henry Markley Born Jan. 17, 1948
2) Franklin Robert Markley Born Sept. 4, 1949
3) Guy Lynn Markley Born May 1, 1963
|With sisters Cleo, Naomi, and Ruth - 1928/29
|Rev. Franklin G. and Gertrude E.Wagoner Markley
Hamilton, Ohio - 1925
|With best friend Dixie - late 1930's
|Franklin on Dad's Car 1927
|1932 - Franklin's Favorite Horse
taken in Marion, Ohio
|Akron, Ohio - late 1930's /
|Rev. Markley, Gertrude,
Franklin Niles, Ohio - 1941
Being a PK (preacher's kid), Franklin moved many times while growing up in Ohio.The first move
was to Norwood. While living there all three of Franklin's sisters were married and made their
homes in the Dayton/Cincinnati area. After leaving his sisters behind, Franklin and his parents also
lived in Marion, Toledo, Akron, Niles, and Canton, where Rev. and Mrs. Markley's last child left
the nest. Franklin attended McKinley High School in Canton. In 1943 he joined the army.