Biography of Marion L. Francis


Francis, Marion L., Aurora, p. o. West Falls, was born in Colden, N.Y., February 13, 1844, is a son of Nathan C. and Philana (Colvin) Francis, both born in Hamburg, he a son of James, and she a daughter of Amos Colvin. James Francis came from Connecticut to Hamburg in an early day and there lived and died. Amos Colvin came to Hamburg early and there lived and died. Nathan Francis is a farmer and came to Colden, N. Y., about 1840 and for ten years lived in West Falls. He is a Democrat and was supervisor for several years and also held other offices. He owns about 300 acres of land. His wife died November 3, 1888, and he is now living, aged eighty-two years. Marion Francis was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Springville Academy. He followed farming until 1878 and was twelve years in the mercantile business. In 1890 he removed to West Falls and now looks after his farm of 120 acres in Aurora. He is a Democrat and was highway commissioner, collector and assessor. He was married in June, 1865, to Ellen J. Haynes, daughter of Pliny A. Haynes, and they have two children.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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