December 12, 1982
Dear Mr. John Bobbitt:
I am happy to have the material on my husband but find some errors which I think you will wish to correct.
He graduated from Indiana University in June of 1901. He was principal of Farmland High School September 1900 - January 1902, when he resigned to go to the Phillipines as a teacher. There he met Sarah Annis. They both taught in the Provinces and in the Normal School. They both were authors of books in English for beginners while there. They were married June 1, 1903 in Manila. They returned to California early in 1907 where Margaret, their daughter was born.
Margaret never was a teacher. Her husband was employed by the State University at Pullman Washington.
I met Franklin when he was recuperating from the 1937 incident at the house of friends in Corydon, Indiana. I was employed there as the County Public Health Nurse. I came to Shelby County in the same position in July 1940.
Franklin suffered the first heart attack in March of 1952 and died March 7, 1956. I was able to care for him as he was bedfast only a few months.
The Crawford County Democrat erred. He was never a lay minister.
Otherwise I think it is a good chapter.
I am indeed grateful for this letter and for the help that Mabel Bobbitt gave us in adding this chapter to our Bobbitt family history.