Ben Franklin Timeline

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  • Born in Boston

    Youngest son of Josiah and Abiah Franklin.
  • Worked at Father's candle shop.

    Stopped school at 10 years old. Went to work for his father. Later he was an apprentice for his brother James, a printer.
  • Married Deborah Reed Rogers.

    Had two sons and a daughter.
  • Started the Library Company.

    This was the first lending library.
  • Publishes the first edition of "Poor Richard's Almanack"

    Ben loved to read and write. He was very good at writing.
  • First Fire Department

    It was called the Union Fire Company.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital

    Founded by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond.
  • Dies in Philadelphia

    He was 84 years old when he died.