Marion Francis' dad was Francis Marion Thompson (1850-1923). His mom's name was possibly Mary Jane Thomas, but I haven't found proof of that yet...I have yet to find definitive proof of Marion Francis' birth date, apparently he moved to LA where he died. His tombstone says 1873; however, that contradicts all of the other birth dates for him. I've seen 1880 and 1881. He is not found on the 1880 census with Francis and Mary Jane who married in 1878. Francis, the father, was in Dent co in 1870 with his mom Margaret, his initials are F.M. In 1880 he was in Howell Co.