|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|FRANCIS, Joseph||45||Clinton Co IL||CarlyleUB||24 Aug 1871||Linda Holthaus|
The Union Banner
Thursday, August 24, 1871 Page 4 Column 2
On Thursday morning of last week, Joseph Francis, a Frenchman, living on the Jones farm, about three miles south of Clement, on the Carlyle and Centralia road, was found in his well, drowned. Mr. Francis was aged about 45 or 50 years. There was no coroner's inquest on the body, and a good many think the circumstances look suspicious, while others are firmly of the opinion that the old man committed suicide.
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