When Francis McEnhill was born on 10 June 1872 in Ireland, his father, Hugh, was 37 and his mother, Catherine, was 36. He married Norma Emma Butler on 27 August 1902. Francis was a second lieutenant in the 2nd cavalry of the US army. He fought in the Philippines and Cuba during the Spanish-American war. He died on 3 June 1909 in Hounsfield, New York, USA, at the age of 36, and was buried in Sackets Harbor, New York, USA.