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