Biography of Francis McInnis
Solano County, CA Biographies





FRANCIS C. McINNIS.
Francis C. McInnis, one of the leading members of the bar of Solano county and a well established lawyer at Fairfield, the county seat, is a native son of this county and his interests ever have centered here. He was born in the city of Vallejo on October 12, 1884, and is a son of John A. and Annie R. (O'Neill) McInnis, both now deceased, and the latter of whom was a native daughter of California, born at San Jose, daughter of James O'Neill, one of the pioneers of the state. The late John A. McInnis was a Canadian by birth, born in the province of Prince Edward Island, who in the '60s of the past century came to California and became engaged in the mercantile business at Vallejo, where he spent the remainder of his life, one of the influential factors in the commercial development of that city. He also took an active and helpful part in local civic affairs, served two terms as a member of the board of town trustees and in other ways did well his part in contributing to the progress of his home town. He was one of the active members of the local lodge of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks at that place. Of the children born to him and his wife but two now are living, the immediate subject of this biographical review having a brother, E. Irving McInnis, who continues to make his home at Vallejo, where he is engaged in the real estate business.

Reared at Vallejo, Francis C. McInnis had his initial schooling in the schools of that city and early became attracted to the study of law. After preparatory studies along that line under capable local preceptorship he entered the law department of the University of California and in 1908 was graduated from that institution. In that same year he was admitted to the bar and became engaged in practice at Fairfield, where he ever since has been located and where he has done well, long having been recognized as one of the leading lawyers in this section of the state. In 1910 Mr. McInnis was appointed state inheritance tax appraiser for this district and he is now serving in that capacity. In addition to his general practice he has long given special attention to corporation law and is the attorney for quite a number of important commercial and industrial concerns, including the Bank of Italy, the Solano County Savings Bank, the First National Bank of Suisun, the Solano County Abstract Company, the Stewart Fruit Company and the Central Commercial and Savings Bank of Benicia. He is a member of the directorates of the Allied Land Company, the Stanislaus Farms Company, the Solano Investment Company, the Solano County Savings Bank and the First National Bank of Suisun, and ranks well up among the substantial citizens of this region.

In 1919, at Seattle, Washington, Francis C. McInnis was united in marriage to Miss Eliza P. Pigg who was born in Virginia, daughter of J. H. Pigg, a member of one of the substantial colonial families of the Old Dominion, but who has been a resident of California since the days of her girlhood, and they have two daughters, Betty Ann and Irving Frances McInnis. The McInnises have a pleasant home at Fairfield and take an interested and helpful part in the general social activities of the community. Mr. McInnis is a member of the college fraternity Kappa Alpha, is affiliated with the University of California Club and with the Union League Club of San Francisco and is a member of Vallejo Lodge No. 559, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.

From:
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
and Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1926


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