Jonathan FRANCIS

Male 1820 - 1888  (68 years)


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  • Name Jonathan FRANCIS  [1, 2
    Born 28 Jun 1820  Lurgan, , Armagh, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Christened 5 Nov 1883  Pakenham, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Document Two business ledgers photographed & indexed by Fay Bennett 
    Gravestone Pakenham Union Cemetery, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jonathon & Margaret Gravestone from Canadian Gravemarker Gallery 
    newspaper article clipping with photo of Francis home from Fay Bennett Collection 
    photo* Jonathon Francis portrait, Fay Bennett Collection 
    Died 7 Oct 1888  Pakenham Twp., Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Pakenham, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Pakenham Union Cemetery
    Pakenham, Ontario 
    Person ID I567187  Fay's Family Connections
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2013 

    Family Margaret CARSWELL,   b. 22 Dec 1828, Barony, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1904, Pakenham Twp., Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1855  Pakenham, Lanark, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2008 
    Family ID F189521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: 1. FRANCIS GENEALOGY BY MARY HOLMES AND J.ALLEN FRANCIS
      2. PAKENHAM: OTTAWA VALLEY VILLAGE 1860-1900 BY VERNA ROSS MCGIFFIN
      1967
      3. THE STORY OF RENFREW BY HERITAGE RENFREW
      4. 1861 CENSUS-PAKENHAM TWP.
      5. INDEX TO OTTAWA PAPERS-OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY
      6. BAPTISMAL RECORDS ST ANDREW'S CHURCH PAKENHAM
      7. MARRIAGES, ST.ANDREW'S PRES. CHURCH PAKENHAM
      8. UNION CEM. LISTINGS-PAKENHAM
      9. VITAL STATISTICS INDEX
      10. ALMONTE GAZETTE ABSTS
      !OCCUPATION: -LUMBER, AN ASSOCIATE OF JOHN R. BOOTH (1); YEOMAN(4)
      -EARLY LUMBERMAN OF PAKENHAM TWP.SQUARE TIMBER OPERATOR(2)
      -OWNED PROPERTY IN PAKENHAM TWP. IN 1867(2)
      -JAMES CARSWELL (BROTHER-IN-LAW) CAME TO RENFREW FROM PAKENHAM AT AGE 28 (ABOUT 1866) WITH HIS WIFE. HE REPRESENTED THE FIRM OF THISTLE, FRANCIS AND CARSWELL WORKING TIMBER LIMITS AT BLACK DONALD AND PETAWAWA. He had begun his career as foreman and clerk for his brother in law, Jonathon Francis, whose rafts of square timber he often accomppanied to Quebec(3)
      !HOME: PAKENHAM TWP. CON 11 LOT 16 1859, 1869(6)ADMASTON AT TIME OF MARRIAGE(7)
      !MARRIAGE: WITNESSES ALLAN CARSWELL, ARTHUR MCARTHUR(7)
      !OF INTEREST:-COUNCILLOR OF PAKENHAM TWP. IN 1868(2)
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      !DEATH: OCT 7 1888, PAKENHAM TWP.(9)AGE 69Y, 7 OCT. PAKENHAM, BORN WOLFORD TWP. GRENVILLE CO. 1820, MARRIED 1853 TO MARGARET CARSWELL(SEE OBIT FOR THEIR CHILDREN OCT 12)(10)

      October 18 1888 Record News Death of Jonathan Francis One of the Lumber Kings of the Upper Ottawa laid at Rest -One of the Ottawa River's well known lumbermen, Jonathan Francis, di ed at his home in Pakenham on Sunday last and was interred on Tuesda y. He was of Quaker descent, and was born and brought up at Kilmarnock fr om where he went to the Upper Ottawa country some 40 years ago and embark ed in lumbering on the Madawaska river. Deceased was 69 years of age at t he time of his death. He leaves behind him a wife and four sons, wh om he started into business years ago, three of whom, Allan, Harvey and Ge orge, will carry on their father's business. Mr. Francis was an unassumi ng man and most liberal in his views. Three clergyman of different denomi nations attended his funeral, when his body was borne to its last resti ng place. Mr. Francis accumulated a large fortune from the lumber trad e, his business capabilities being very great. He died worth a quart er of a million dollars. He was a liberal giver to the deserving and d id good by stealth. He was a self made man and started life with no oth er capital than a good constitution, a good deal of brains and the princip les of truth and integrity.


  • Sources 
    1. [S5968] Pakenham Ottawa Valley Village 1823-1860, Verna Ross McGiffin, (Mississippi Publishers, Pakenham, ON).

    2. [S5467] Census - Canada, Ontario, Lanark Co., Pakenham Twp., - 1861, R. Sergeant and J.R. E. Miller, (Kingston Branch, OGS).

    3. [S6511] Francis Letters to Mrs Margaret Anderson, Francis Edgar A., Marshalltown Iowa (Reliability: 3).
      6th Jonathon Francis born wednesday at ten o'clock A. M. June
      28th, 1820

    4. [S5980] Church Record - Book - Presbyterian and Methodist Church Records of Pakenham Lanark County, Ontario 1830-1909, Miller, J.R.E., (Kingston Branch, OGS, 1991; ISBN 1-55075-232-4).

    5. [S6511] Francis Letters to Mrs Margaret Anderson, Francis Edgar A., Marshalltown Iowa (Reliability: 3).
      Uncle Jonathon died 7th Oct 1888

    6. [S6081] Union Cemetery Village of Pakenham Lanark County, (Ottawa Branch OGS).