Francis moved with his family to a homestead near Red Deer in 1890.
Francis was defeated after serving one term in the 1894 Northwest Territories general election finishing last in a 3 way contest.
He died in 1908.
- History of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly 1876 - 1905
- City of Red Deer Mayoralty elections 1901 - 2004
- Alberta pioneer profiles Francis Wilkins
|MLA Red Deer
John A. Simpson