Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:
Churchill
2020

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Henhurst Francis (1845-1895)

Click to enlarge

Frederick Henhurst Francis
Click to enlarge

Merchant, MLA (1888).

Born in England in 1845, he came to Manitoba and worked as a storekeeper at Headingley. He was married to Sarah Margaret Black, daughter of John Black. They had nine children: John L. Francis (1876-?), William S. Francis (1877-?), Emily H. F. Francis (1880-?), F. R. Francis (1882-?), James Hunter Black Francis (1883-?), Henry Grey Francis (1885-?), Laurenda Bannatyne Francis (1888-?), Charles Francois Xavier Francis (1888-?), and Herbert Winfield Ross Francis (1891-1951). He was elected for the constituency of St. Francois Xavier at a by-election in January 1888 and served until the 1888 general election where he was not a candidate. He was involved in the establishment of a Deaf and Dumb School in Manitoba. He died at Headingley on 24 December 1895.

Sources:

1891 Canada census, Ancestry.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Herbert Francis dies here at 60,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 October 1951. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10]

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

We thank L. Daniells, a descendant of F. H. Francis, for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 December 2018

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.