John Bassett Francis
(Abt 1800-Abt 1845)
Jane Mildred Terrell
(Abt 1810-After 1850)
Charles Roland Francis
(1836-After 1900)
Mary Ann (Molly) Parish
(Abt 1848-Abt 1890)
Wallace Lee Francis


Family Links

1. Ruby Chittenden
2. Nannie J.

Wallace Lee Francis

  • Born: 19 Oct 1869, Ashland, Hanover Co., VA.
  • Marriage (1): Ruby Chittenden about 1910
  • Marriage (2): Nannie J. about 1895
  • Died: 26 Jul 1950, Richmond , VA at age 80
  • Buried: 27 Jul 1950, Riverview Cemetery (Adjacent To Hollywood Cem), Richmond, VA

bullet   Cause of his death was Gangrene of Foot / general arteriosclerosis.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1900 Federal Census for Clay Ward, Richmond City, Va. (ED#59, page 80A) records Wallace L. (Oct 1869) Francis and wife Nannie J. (Feb 1867) living at 909 Marshall Street. They have been married 5 years and have had 1 child who died. Wallace is employed as a Baggage Car Master.

The 1910 Federal Census for Richmond, Va. (Clay-Ward, District 73, page 281B) records W. L. (40) Francis and wife Ruby C. (30) and daughter M.C. Francis (9) living on Floyd Ave. The marriage is a first for Ruby and second for W. L. The number of years in their present marriage is listed as 0.

The 1920 and 1930 Federal Census for Richmond, VA records Wallace and Ruby living at 2402 (1920) and 2400 (1930) Floyd Ave. The 1930 census records Wallace as married at 24 years of age while Ruby at 25. Since Wallace is 59 and Ruby is 45, Wallace must have been previously married.

Wallace Francis is listed as the owner of a cemetery lot in Riverview Cemetery in Richmond, VA where Charles L. Hagen and his father, Edwin W. Hagen, as well as his sister, Bettie Francis Turner, are buried.

The 1939 Richmond [VA} City Directory lists Wallace L. Francis (Ruby C) cond h2400 Floyd

The 1943 Richmond [VA} City Directory lists Wallace L. Francis (Ruby C) cond RF&PRR h2400 Floyd av

The 1948-1949 Richmond [VA} City Directory lists W. L. Francis r1615 Grove av

bullet  Medical Notes:

Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Wallace Lee Francis (widower)
Residence: 1615 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA
Occupation: Retired R. F. & P R. R. Conductor
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age at Death: 80
Birth Date: 19 Oct 1869
Death Date: 26 Jul 1950
Death Place: Richmond, Richmond (Ind. City), Virginia
Burial: July 27, 1950 at Riverview Cemetery (Adjacent To Hollywood Cem), Richmond, VA
Registration Date: 26 Jul 1950
Father: Charles Roland Francis
Mother: Mary Parish
Spouse: Ruby Chittenden
Certificate Number: 1950015794
Informant: H. N. Francis [brother]


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Baggage Car Master (1900) / Railroad Conductor (1910/1920/1930).


Wallace married Ruby Chittenden about 1910. (Ruby Chittenden was born on 7 Dec 1879 in Michigan, died on 22 Mar 1945 in Richmond , VA and was buried on 24 Mar 1945 in Riverview Cemetery (Adjacent To Hollywood Cem), Richmond, VA.) The cause of her death was Mesenteric Thrombosis / extensive gangrene of large and small bowell.


Wallace next married Nannie J. about 1895. (Nannie J. was born in Feb 1867.)

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