ROBERT M. FRANCY, a son of John Francy, now a prominent manufacturer of fire brick, sewer pipe, etc., at Toronto, was born August 31, 1851. In early manhood he went to Cleveland, and was there engaged in the sale of sewer pipe, fire brick, etc., one year, after which he came to Jefferson county, and for four years was book-keeper for the Calumet fire clay company. He and T. M. Daniels then leased the works and operated them three years; coming then to Toronto where they established the Great Western Fire Clay company, which is one of the most extensive manufactories of the kind in the country. In 1881 W. F. Dunspaw became a partner, and upon Mr. Daniel's retirement in 1883, the firm became known as Francy & Dunspaw. Mr. Francy has immediate control of the works, and his partner conducts the branch office at Buffalo, N. Y. Mr. Francy is also a member of the firm of Francy, Pugh & Co., general merchandise, and is connected with the Toronto Pottery company. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias, the I. O. O. F., and the Mystic Circle, and with his wife is a member of the Presbyterian church. He was married in 1876 to Lizzie L. Saltsman, daughter of Jefferson Saltsman, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere. They have five children: Macy J., Wilmot J., Annie E., Clark W. and Elmer.
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