ROBERT M. FRANCY, a well known business citizen of Toronto, who was identified with the sewer-pipe manufacturing business for many years, was not only vice-president of the American Sewer Pipe Company, but was also manager of the No. 13 plant at Toronto, Ohio. He was born in West Virginia, immediately across the Ohio River from Toronto, August 30, 1851, and is a son of John and Jane (Wilson) Francy.
Mr. Francy went into the sewer-pipe manufacturing business very soon after completing his school attendence and was continuously interested in that industry from 1874 until April, 1908. He came to Toronto in 1872 and this city has been his home ever since. While never neglecting his business for politics, he has always accepted the duties of good citizenship. He served in Council for eight years and on the Board of Public Affairs for seven years, and has lent his support to all measures for the general welfare. He is a member of the Stanton Monument Association.
Mr. Francy married Miss Lizzie L. Saltzman, and they have four children: Macy J., who is the wife of B. J. Foyle; Clark W., who is a graduate of the School of Applied Science at Cleveland, Ohio; Elmer N., who is a student in the same school; and Ralph H. Mr. Francy is identified with the Knights of Pythias and the Masons. In the latter fraternity he is a Knight Templar and has also attained the thirty-second degree, and is treasurer of the Consistory at Steubenville.