“FRANCIS, Albert J., president Francis Construction Co,; born in Alexandria Ky., Jan. 4, 1871; son of Charles and Sarah (Ware) Francis; educated in public schools; married, Covington, Ky., 1894, Nettie Bressman; one son: Bert. Learned carpenter’s trade under father, who was a contractor and builder; engaged as contractor in Covington, and later was manager of erection to additions to soldiers’ homes at Danville, Ill., and Dayton, O.; located in St. Louis, 1901, as contractor and builder; director Maryville Hotel Co.
Democrat. Baptist. Mason; member Knights of Pythias. Clubs: Mercantile, Missouri Athletic, Oasis. Recreations: fishing and automobiling.
Office: 812 Chestnut. St. Residence: 5810 Julian Ave.”
Source: The Book of St. Louisans, by Albert Nelson Marquis, A.N. Marquis and Co., Chicago, 1912, page 205