Franklin Laird GILSON

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This photo shows Franklin Laird Gilson in his Tuscarora Valley High School Yearbook, Class of 1945.
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FRANKLIN L. GILSON, 46, of 5050 Milan Oakville Rd. Milan. Mich. was pronounced dead on arrival Wednesday, March 6 [1974] at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. The cause of death was given as a heart attack.

Friends called in the Stevens Funeral Home, Milan. At noon Saturday the body was taken to lie in state at Peoples Presbyterian Church, Milan, until services at 2 p.m.

The Rev. Vena R. Campbell officiated. Burial and military services were under the auspices of the Earl Gladfelter American Legion Post 268, Milan, in Marble Park Cemetery, Milan.

The son of William and Margaret Gilson, he was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Port Royal. On Oct. 14, 1950, he married M. Ruth Smith in Flint. Mr. Gilson served with the Navy during me Korean War and World War II. He was a partner in the ownership of Dicken Farm Supply, Milan, and was a member and elder of the Peoples Presbyterian Church, Milan.

Mr. Gilson was commander of the Earl Gladfelter American Legion Post 268 and a board member of the Tri-County Sportsman Club.

Surviving are his wife; his parents of Port Royal; three sons, Arthur Gilson of Ann Arbor, and Douglas and Matthew Gilson, both at home; two daughters, Gwendolyn and Margaret Gilson, both at home; two brothers, John Gilson of Mechanicsburg, and Robert Gilson of Coatesville, and two sisters, Mrs. J. H. (Sara) Burchfield of Mifflin, and Mrs. George (Helen) Macnair of Lewistown.

(Juniata Sentinel - 13 MAR 1974)

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Laird Gilson during World War II.
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WILLIAM GILSON FAMILY: (Seated l-r) Maggie, Helen, William (Standing l-r) John, Laird, Sara Grace, Robert

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