The Crawford County Democrat of English, Indiana gave this account of Dr. J. Franklin Bobbitt's death.
" Dr. Frank Bobbitt 80, Christian lay minister died at his home here. Death was caused from coronary occlusion. He had been in ill health for the last year. .
" Born in Crawford County) he was the son of the late Reverend and Mrs. James Bobbitt. A school teacher who had taught in the Phillipine Islands. He was professor of Education in Chicago University.
"Survivors include his wife, Mabel Deiwert Bobbitt, a daughter Margaret B. Miller, by a former marriage. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death, they were Dr. Douglas Bobbitt and Arthur Bobbitt, and Mrs. Emma Summers. There are two grandsons, a half-brother and three half-sisters who also survive. Final rites were held in Shelbyville."
For an insight into the life work and dedication of this man, we include in the following pages an account printed in the "Zeta News" at the time Dr. Bobbitt retired.
The Bobbitt family lineage of John Franklin Bobbitt is:
William Bobbitt from Wales 1645 - 1703 Joanna Sturdivant
William Bobbitt Jr. Prince Geo. Co. Va.. 1675 - 1738 Mary Green
Lewis Bobbitt Sr. Charles City Co. Va. 1703 - 1769 Elizabeth Moore
Lewis Bobbitt Junior, Warren Co. N.C. 1742 - 1818 Mary Person
John Bobbitt 1789 - 1866 Nancy Huse
John H. Bobbitt, Shelby Co. Alabama 1817 - 1892 Catherine GobleJames Bobbitt Valeene, Indiana 1854 - 1915 Martha E. Smith Lizzie E. Gresham
Dr. John Franklin Bobbitt 1876 - 1956 Sarah Annis Mabel Deiwert
See letter from Mabel Bobbitt that follows.