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HISTORY OF CLERMONT & BROWN COUNTIES, OHIO
By Byron Williams
1913
 

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ALBERT W. FRANCIS, M. D.  Dr. Albert W. Francis, a prominent physician and surgeon of Ripley, Ohio, associated with Dr. Robert T. Prine, is not only eminent in his profession, but has been closely identified with the city's material development since 1889.  Dr. Francis was born at Russellville, Brown county, Ohio, and is a son of Wilson W. and Hannah (Bower) Francis.
     Wilson W. Francis
was born at Ash Ridge, Brown county, Ohio, about 1823, and died in 1890.  He was a son of Edward and Jane (Wilson) Francis, both of whom were natives of county Caven, Ireland, and who came to America about 1816, bringing several children with them and locating at Ash Ridge, Ohio, where they resided until their deaths.  Wilson W. Francis was a farmer and a substantial citizen, who filled many offices of trust in the township and county.  HE gave his services to his country in her time of need, during the Civil war.  He was a member and an elder of the Presbyterian church, of Russellville, for many years before his decease.
     Hannah (Bower) Francis was born near Russellville, in Brown county, Ohio, in 1825, and died in 1892.  She was a daughter of Robert and Sarah (Smith) Bower, the latter born in Pennsylvania and the former was born in county Down, Ireland, and he came to America about 1799.  He was a successful farmer and owned large property in the vicinity of Russellville, where they resided for the greater part of their lives.  They were staunch members of the Presbyterian church.
     Dr. A. W. Francis is the fifth of seven children, namely:
     Mrs. Eleanor Kendall, a widow, resides with Dr. Francis.
     Mrs. James Porter
, who died at Russellville, Ohio, in 1888.
     William, a contractor and builder, of Wichita, Kan.  HE is married and has a family of two children.
     Charles W., a painter and decorator, of Shreveport, La.
     Dr. A. W.
    
Two others died in infancy.
     Dr. Albert W. Francis
received his early education in the Russellville schools and later at Lebanon, Ohio.  He then taught school for six years in Brown county, after which he studied medicine with Dr. J. N. Salisbury, of Russellville, and then entered the Ohio Medical College, of Cincinnati, from which he graduated in 1889.  He entered upon his professional career at once, associating with Dr. W. A. Dixon, of Ripley, and this connection continued for eleven years.  Since 1899 Dr. Francis has been associated with Dr. R. T. Prine.
     Dr. Francis
is a man of progressive ideas and professional ability.  He is vice-president of the Ripley National Bank and is president of the People's Building and Loan Association.  For the past sixteen years he has served his towns people on the school board.
     Fraternally, Dr. Francis is the high priest of Ripley Chapter No. 82 and is a member of Union Lodge No. 71, Free and Accepted Masons.  He is also a member of Ripley Lodge No. 84, Knights of Pythias.
     The religious connections of Dr. Francis are with the Presbyterian church.
     Dr. Francis is a member of the American Medical Association, of the Ohio State Medical Society, and has just recently retired from the office of president of the Brown County Medical Society, having served in that capacity for a period of seven years.  He has contributed articles and papers to the county and State societies.
     Dr. Albert Francis is very highly esteemed by his fellow citizens, which fact is evidenced by the extensive practice he has obtained in this vicinity.  Possessed of all the qualities which go to make a useful life, Dr. Francis has added the graces of culture and professional attainment, which have brought to him much personal affection.
* Source:  History of Clermont & Brown Counties, Ohio - Volume II - By Byron Williams - 1913 ~ Page 480

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