Francis took after his father and became a gardener. Aged 20, he emigrated to Canada in 1904, settling in Meaford Township, Ontario. By 1911 he had changed careers and become a grocery wagon driver. When he enlisted into the army in 1917, he gave his occupation as credit manager.
When Daniel’s parents and siblings emigrated to the USA, he chose to remain. Descended from an agricultural branch of the family, Daniel became a fisherman and an oyster seller in Ramsgate. He married Caroline in 1838 when he was twenty one and raised a family. In 1861 a nightmare began for Daniel, one which would ultimately end in his death.