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Ted and Kathleen Franks celebrate 70th wedding anniversary


December 23, 2020

TED AND KATHLEEN FRANKS, left on their Nov. 24, 1950 wedding day, and above, in a recent photo.

Ted and Kathleen Franks, of Sweet Home, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary recently.

They were married Nov. 24, 1950 in Medford. They lived in Southern Oregon until 1995, when Ted retired and they moved to Sweet Home.

Ted Franks and Kathleen Hunter met in Central Point in elementary school.

Following graduation from Central Point High School, Ted worked as a ratchet setter and sawyer in sawmills in the Rogue Valley and Tiller for seven years.

He then attended linotype school in Indiana, after which he set type for the Ashland Daily Tidings newspaper for 11 years before becoming p...

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