Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.
P. D. FRANCIS was born April 10, 1829, in this county. He is a son of Stephen and Nancy (Martin) Francis; both parents were born in Virginia. The father died in 1839, aged seventy. The mother died in 1849, aged sixty-eight. Our subject was raised on his father’s farm where he remained till the age of twenty-one; he then lived on a rented, farm two years, after which he bought a farm of 200 acres, where he remained about four years; he then sold that farm and came to his present locality; the first year he worked at the tannery;
Rick Laine Francis, 55, of Baker City, died May 16, 2009, at his home. His memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth St. Rick was born on June 4, 1953, at Baker City to Willard and Florence DeShaw Francis. He was a 1971 Baker High School graduate and attended the University of Oregon at Eugene. Rick worked as an equipment operator with the city of Baker City. He retired in 1999. He married Judith Lazott Stacey on Feb. 14, 2003, at La Grande. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, especially fly-fishing,