Macdonald Dictionary Record: Henry John Francis

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for Henry John Francis. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: F. 318 Francis, Henry John (1848-96 ) was born in Essex the eldest son of John Pery Gunn Francis. He joined the N.Z. Railways and was first stationed at Winslow ; then he was for 14 years stationmaster at Amberley. He was a Mason + Odd fellow. He was a church warden of Holy Innocents Church, Amberley. He had just des patched the North train when a blood end burst in his head. He d. soon after June 96 marr. 10.6.78 at St Lukes Ch.Ch. by Rev. W. a . Pascoe Rose b. 58 3' dau. Wm. Harris of Ch. Ch. she d. Merv ale 10.6.12 ag. 55 left widow + C6ch. family. son Frank Hardy marr. 1.7.03 at Ashburton Louisa King 3 dau. of Robt. Johnstone of Ash. Peg mad Alfred Perry marr. Avonside : 24.14.8 Dorothy Wensley 3' dau H. w . Piper Ch.Ch. dau Annette mand (Nettie) marr. 28.8.07 Horace Rupert 3' dau. H. W. Piper of Ch.Ch. LT. 4.6.96 : 5.9.07; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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