Home / / Francis took his wife Ruth and their five children in their new Ford automobile on their first family vacation to Lake Fontana, North Carolina.

 

Jim and his parents facing the camera and smiling

Francis took his wife Ruth and their five children in their new Ford automobile on their first family vacation to Lake Fontana, North Carolina.

Francis secured a contract with Western Fire and Casualty out of Ft. Scott, Kansas, which became American States and then Liberty, and he wrote about $40,000 in small commercial business. Arlington Insurance Agency was growing, and the family went on vacation.

 

In addition to the normal things families pack for vacation, Francis packed a metal box that contained the insurance accounts receivable records so important to his business.