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HENRY ALMIRON FRANCIS October 6, 1761 - November 11, 1936

Born on October 6,1861 in Pittsfield
Died in 1939 in Pittsfield

Father : James Dwight Francis and Martha Tower Francis

Married Agnes Bartlett, daughter of General William Francis Bartlett and Agnes Pomeroy Bartlett in June 6,1894.

Brothers: Mayor Frederick T. Francis, Clifford Francis, Robert Talcott Francis and George Francis.

Educated in the Pittsfield schools through high school

Graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

General manager, Treasurer and eventually President of the Pontoosuc Woolen Manufacturing Company. (President from 1911-1928)

President of the Pittsfield Community Fund during the Depression.

Was a recognized authority on nature in the Berkshires.

Executive Committee of the National Association of Woolen Manufacturing. President of the Berkshire Museum

President of Pleasant Valley Sanctuary

Director of the Berkshire Athanaeum

Director of the Pittsfield Cemetery

Director of Berkshire Life

Director of Berkshire County Savings Bank

Director of the Agricultural National Bank

Son: Dwight Francis

Married Kaye Francis, the movie actress

Married Leslie Frost, Robert Frost the poet’s daughter