1925 Biography - James S. Francis

James S. was the son of Olmstead who was born in Virginia 1823 and Nancy (Dorrity) Francis. He was born in Tennessee, 1852 and came to this county when a child with his parents. He was educated in the schools of the county and McKendree College, Lebanon, Ill., followed teaching for some time, in 1880 he was elected Circuit Clerk for the county and was later elected to serve on the State Board of Equalization. He then engaged in the mercantile business till 1897 when he was appointed to a position in the Secretary ol States office, Springfield, Ill., which position he filled till his final illness. Mr. Francis married Nannie E. Hogg (see Harvick). His widow and family reside in Springfield, Ill.

Extracted 06 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, pages 377-378.

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