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Ory Thomas Davis
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Birth: 1859
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
Death: 1945
Alamosa County
Colorado, USA

Ory Thomas Davis - The Alamosa Daily Courier - September 24, 1945 - O. T. Davis, 86, City Pioneer Dies Saturday - O.T. Davis, 86, well known photographer in Alamosa since the year 1906, died at the Worth Home at 403 Eighth Street at 2:30 p.m. Saturday [September 22]. Recently retired from active life as a photographer, Davis had been in ill health for some time. He was a former U.S. District Commissioner for about 14 years. Davis was born in Decatur County, Iowa, in 1859 and later lived in Nebraska where his father homesteaded, starting a farm with three yoke of oxen and a cow. His mother became one of the first school teachers in the state of Nebraska. As a young man Davis became interested in mining and as a member of a mining company force was sent to Colorado. In this state he and several others of the company operated the Pass Creek and ran a small herd of cattle. Because of dry weather, he gave up the ranch and entered photography in 1888 at Walsenburg. For a number of years Davis worked as a photographer in the coal mine at Hastings. Hearing of an opening in this line of work in Alamosa he came here and started in business above the old American National Bank. He later moved his site to the Emperius building and from there moved to his present location on Fourth Street. Davis reared his nephew, the late Floyd [Sylvester] Davis, and niece, Mrs. Ed Nissen of Mosca at his home here. Floyd Davis, veteran of World War I, died about 20 years ago. His widow, Mrs. Lucienne [Blondeau] Davis, a French war bride, continued to make her home in Alamosa and reared her two sons, George and Charles, here. As Mrs. Henry Gestefield, she now resides in Aurora. She arrived here today to attend the funeral services. She is waiting word from Sgt. Charles J. Davis who is stationed at Muroc, Calif., whether or not he will be able to attend the funeral. Sgt. George J. Davis is located at Assam, India. A cousin, Mrs. Fannie Cage, of Denver also survives. The La Veta Advertiser - October 12, 1945 - Early Day Resident Here Dies at Alamosa - O. T. Davis, early day photographer and miner of La Veta, died last month at the age of 86 at the Worth home in Alamosa. Most of the pictures of La Veta scenes in the early days now highly prized by La Veta residents were taken by Mr. Davis, who operated a business here, some of the time in a tent pitched where the Hall filing station now stands. O. T. Davis - Huerfano World - October 18, 2001 - This Week in La Veta History - 1945: O.T. Davis, 86, former La Veta resident and photographer, died in Alamosa 
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  Sylvester J Davis (1835 - 1912)
  Lavina Thomas Davis (1837 - 1916)
La Veta Cemetery
La Veta
Huerfano County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Bob Rohwedder
Record added: Oct 03, 2010
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Ory Thomas Davis
Added by: Bob Rohwedder
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