WILLIAM B. FRANCY, son of John Francy, was born in New Cumberland October 26, 1857. He received his early education at Toronto and as soon as he was qualified for the work entered the business in which his father engaged, as bookkeeper. This position he held for several years, and was then taken into the firm as a partner. The firm of John Francy & Sons was established in 1880, and in 1883, the father retired, and the business is now conducted by the present members of the firm, William B. and Elmer E. Francy and J. W. Roller, of Cleveland, O. Mr. Francy is an enterprising business man, deservedly popular among all with whom he has relations either socially or in business life. He is a member of the Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias. In politics he is a democrat. He has served the city officially as a member of the city council and as clerk. On February 5, 1880, Mr. Francy was married to Jennie G., daughter of F. A. McFerren, who is elsewhere mentioned, and they have five children: Dora M., William B., died June 20, 1889, aged seven years and six months, Louise T., Jay G. and John B. Mr. William B. Francy is also treasurer of the Pottery company, and is one of the originators of the Electric Light company of Toronto.
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