Biographies

Biography of Francis, Charles Ross, 1889-1956

Charles Ross Francis (1889-1956) was born in Headingly, Manitoba. His father was F. H. Francis, a Manitoba M.L.A. He was the great grandson of Alexander Ross, a pioneer settler, and the grandson of the Reverend John Black, the first Presbyterian minister in western Canada. During World War I, Charles served overseas with the 8th Brigade and the 1st Canadian Division. After the war he went into the fire insurance business. (Based on information from Archives of Manitoba.)

Mentioned in:

correspondence

  1. Letter of 7 March 1916 to Charles Ross Francis
  2. Letter of 28 July 1918 from Charles Ross Francis to Sarah Margaret Francis, excerpt
  3. Letter of 11 August 1916 from Herbert Winfield Ross Francis to Sarah Margaret Francis and Etta
  4. Letter of 6 April 1917 from Charles Ross Francis to Sarah Margaret Francis
  5. Letter of 31 May 1918 from Charles Ross Francis to Sarah Margaret Francis
  6. Letter of 28 July 1918 from Charles Ross Francis to Sarah Margaret Francis
  7. Letter of 17 May 1898 from W. S. Francis to Charles Hubert Francis

photos

  1. Ypres Interior View of the Halles after the bombardment.
  2. "The Great War 14-15-16 "(LOOS P.-de-C.). View of a street after the allies' victory.

publications

  1. "Special Cable News from Canada" in the Canadian Daily Record, 6 May 1918, p.3
  2. The Listening Post, 21 May 1917
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