Clipped From Portsmouth Daily Times
( Rev. D. R. Francis ; IUONTOST, O., Oct. 21)--Kev. D. R. Kruncis, pastor pE tho Central Christian church of Irenton, from 1905 to 1010, died in a hospital Morristown, Pa., Tuesday, (ollowing Injuries sustained in an automobile accident at Morristown Monday night. He wns knocked down at the street crossing nnd his skull frnc- tured. The Injury rendered him comicious nnd he died without regaining regaining consciousness. Word of Rev. Mr. Francis' death wns received here today by Mr. D. J. James. Dr. Francis was pastor hero vrheii the new Christian church on South Fifth street was erected. personally decorated the interior of :he church awl it was very beau- iful, Mr. Francis having much talent as an artist lie was a great orator nnd personally bore strong resemblance to ^Vllllnm .Tennings' fJryan. llis wife and two children, Frank and Florence, were with during his pastorate here.