John Francis, Jr., railway official
Born: Montreal, PQ, Canada, on Saturday, December 6, 1856.
Son of: John Francis, Sr. and Elizabeth Francis, nee: Elizabeth Prosser
Education: public schools
Married: Alice Francis, nee: Alice Anderson of Macomb, Illinois, on Saturday, November 25, 1882.
Daughter: Clara Birk Francis
Began as operator and clerk, Grand Trunk Railway at Prescott, Ontario, Canada, 1872-1875.
Ticket exchange clerk, Grand Trunk Railway, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, 1875-1880.
Travelling Passenger Agent, Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad, 1880-1881.
Chief Clerk in office of Division Superintendent, Burlington & Missouri River Railroad, at Lincoln, Nebraska, April 1881-1883.
Chief Clerk, Passenger Department, Burlington & Missouri River Railroad, 1883-1885.
Assistant General Passenger and Ticket Agent, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, lines east of Missouri River since Saturday, June 1, 1901.
Club: Chicago Athletic Club
Office: 226 W. Adams Street
Residence: 1116 W. Kenilworth Avenue, (later 1352 W. Touhy Avenue).
Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1911 page 247.