From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 953

FRANKLIN C. BILLINGS (firm of BILLINGS & DETLOFF), general blacksmithing and wagon-making; born in Cazenovia, N.Y., in 1845; his parents removed to Madison in November 1846, and this city has been his home to the present date. In 1863, he enlisted in the 3d W.V.A, L. H. DRURY commanding, and served till after the close of the rebellion. Was married in 1871 to Miss Mary ENGELL, of Madison; they have four children. He is by trade a plow-maker; has been ten years Engineer of the "A. Proudfit, No. 2;" his shop and residence are both on Webster street. Is the Noble Grand of Hope Lodge, No. 17, I.O.O.F., of Madison. Is a skilled mechanic and a good citizen.

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