Herbert Norvell Francis
- Born: 8 Jul 1873, Ashland, Hanover Co., VA.
- Marriage: Lettie Chamberlayne about 1898
- Died: 31 Oct 1959, Richmond , VA at age 86
- Buried: 2 Nov 1959, Riverview Cemetery (Adjacent To Hollywood Cem), Richmond, VA
Cause of his death was Cerebral Thrombosis / Carcinoma of Bladder.
The 1900 Federal Census for Richmond (Monroe Ward), Virginia, District 73, page 22B, dated June 6, 1900 records Herbert (July 1873 - VA/VA/VA) and Lettie C. (Aug 1874 - VA/VA/VA) Francis living at 4 1/2 West Clay Street. Herbert is a Clerk and has been married to Lettie for 2 years. They have had no children.
The 1910 Federal Census for Richmond (Lee Ward), Virginia, District 106 records Herbert H. Francis (36) as a widower with an 8 year old daughter, Virginia, living at 2306 West Grace Street. Herbert works at a Plumbing & Heating Company.
The WWI Draft Registration for Herbert Norvell Francis dated Sept 12, 1918 records his date of birth as July 8, 1873. He is living at the YMCA in Richmond, VA and works as a Marble & Tile Dealer. His daughter, Virginia C. Francis, listed as his nearest relative and is living at V. I. College in Bristol, VA [Virginia Intermont College]. His physical description is medium height & build with blue eyes and dark hair.
The 1930 Federal Census for Richmond (Lee Ward), Virginia, District 23 records the widower Herbert N. Francis (55) lodging at 1100 West Franklin Street. Herbert is a contractor for Marble & Tile.
The 1939 Richmond [VA] City Directory lists Herbert N. Francis (H N Francis & Co) r1100 W Franklin
The 1943 Richmond [VA] City Directory lists Herbert N. Francis (H N Francis & Co Mantels Tiles Grates Marble Interior) 111 - 113 S 4th, Tel 2-5665
The 1948-1949 Richmond [VA] City Directory lists Herbert N. Francis Owner (H N Francis & Co Tiles Marble Accessories) 1823 W Main, Tel ELgin 8-3947
Herbert N. Francis (H N Francis & Co) r1100 W Franklin
The 1955 Richmond [VA] City Directory lists Herbert N. Francis Owner (H N Francis & Co Tiles Marble Accessories) 1823 W Main, Telephone 6-3947
Herbert N. Francis (H N Francis & Co) r Hotel Jefferson
Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Mr Herbert Norvell Francis (widowed)
Residence: Jefferson Hotal, Richmond, VA
Occupation: H. N. Francis Tile and Marble Wholesale, owner
Age at Death: 86
Birth Date: 8 Jul 1873
Death Date: 31 Oct 1959
Death Place: Stuart Circle Hospital, Richmond, Virginia - Length of stay: 1 yr 8 mon 20 dys
Burial: Nov 2, 1959 at Riverview Cemetery, Richmond, VA
Registration Date: 31 Oct 1959
Father: Charles R Francis
Mother: Molly Or Mary Parrish
Spouse: Rettie (sic) Chamberlayne
Certificate Number: 1959025201
Informant: Miss Virginia Francis [daughter], R504, Jefferson Hotal, Richmond, VA
Herbert married Lettie Chamberlayne about 1898. (Lettie Chamberlayne was born in Aug 1874 in Virginia and died circa 1903 in Richmond, VA.)