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)
Thomas Ernest Francis


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Birdie Chappell

Thomas Ernest Francis

  • Born: 27 Aug 1889, Ashland, Hanover Co., VA.
  • Marriage: Birdie Chappell
  • Died: 9 May 1984, Richmond, VA at age 94
  • Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Richmond, Henrico Co., VA

bullet   Cause of his death was hypoxic encephalopathy *.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1910 Federal Census for Haytokah, Nottoway Co., Virginia, District 71, page 228B records Thomas living with his sister Hattie (Harriet) and her husband Fernando Overton.

The WWI Draft Registration Card records on July 3, 1918 Thomas Ernest Francis born on August 27, 1889 in Elmont, VA. He is a pomologist (an expert on growing fruits) for Jaffa Elgin Company of Ontario, Canada.

The WWII Draft Registration Card records:
Thomas Ernest Francis
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1889
Residence: Richmond, Virginia
Birth: Elmont, Virginia
Race: White
Roll: WW2_2370427
He is 52 years old and employed at Virginia Electric and Power Company. The person to notify is Birdie L. Francis.

bullet  Medical Notes:

Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Thomas Ernest Francis (widowed)
Residence: 1625 Grove AVenue, Richmond, VA
Occupation: Retired Farmer
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age at Death: 94
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1889
Death Date: 9 May 1984
Death Place: Stuart Circle Hospital, Richmond (Ind. City), Virginia
Registration Date: 11 May 1984
Father: Charles Roland Francis
Mother: Hessie Hundley
Spouse: Birdie Chappell Francis
Certificate Number: 1984015912
Military Status: none
Informant: Mrs. Lillian Eisenhart

*Note: hypoxic encephalopathy - when the brain does not get enough oxygen


Thomas married Birdie Chappell. (Birdie Chappell was born on 23 Jun 1890 in Virginia, died on 8 Dec 1973 in Richmond, VA and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Richmond, Henrico Co., VA.) The cause of her death was Multiple Pulmonary & Periplural Emboli.

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