Eugene Baney Francis, Sr. (1884 - 1975)

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Eugene Francis
1884 - 1975
Born
September 29, 1884
Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina United States
Death
December 15, 1975
Mr. Francis passed away quietly at home With Grandsons, Kevin, Keith & Harold 815 Walburg Avenue, in Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida USA 32043
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Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida 32043
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Eugene Baney Francis, Sr. was born on September 29, 1884 in Sumter, South Carolina. He was born to Eugene Francis and Laura Francis. He had Etta with an unknown partner. He had Harold with an unknown spouse. He had Vera with an unknown spouse. He had Cornell Sr. with an unknown partner. He had Mozelle with an unknown spouse.He was the parent of Eugene Francis, Jr. with an unlisted spouse.He was the parent of Mary with an unknown spouse.He was the parent of William with an unlisted partner.He was the parent of Earl with an unlisted partner.He married Ora Jenkins Francis. He, father to 9 children, died on December 15, 1975 at Mr. Francis passed away quietly at home With Grandsons, Kevin, Keith & Harold, Green Cove Springs, Florida USA at age 91.
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Eugene Baney Francis, Sr.
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Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida 32043
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Eugene Francis was born on in Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina United States
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Eugene Francis died on at Mr. Francis passed away quietly at home With Grandsons, Kevin, Keith & Harold 815 Walburg Avenue, in Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida USA 32043
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Eugene Francis was born on in Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina United States
Eugene Francis died on at Mr. Francis passed away quietly at home With Grandsons, Kevin, Keith & Harold 815 Walburg Avenue, in Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida USA 32043
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at Mount Olive Cemetery in Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida United States 32043
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Deacon, First African Baptist Church of Green Cove Springs

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My (paternal) grandfather was strong, quiet and loving man. A hard worker, a excellent provider and stern disciplinarian.

My grandmother, Ora Jenkins Francis, born 5/26/1890 (formerly of Hibernia, FL) preceded him in death in November 1973.

Together, they produced nine (9) children: Eugene Jr., Mary, William, Earl, Mozelle, Cornell, Etta, Harold and Vera. (As of this date, 9/27/2014 - Etta, age 93 is the sole surviving child. My father, Cornell Sr died on April 15, 2013 at age 92).

All of the Francis men were patriotic military service veterans, while providing funds for their sisters to attend teacher's college.

Eugene was survived my his children and a host of grand and great grandchildren, family and friends.

Kevin

*Note To Family - If you like to add or correct anything, please feel free to do so....Thank You!

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In 1884, in the year that Eugene Baney Francis, Sr. was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1897, at the age of merely 13 years old, Eugene was alive when in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1940, at the age of 56 years old, Eugene was alive when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1964, at the age of 80 years old, Eugene was alive when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1975, in the year of Eugene Baney Francis, Sr.'s passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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