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Charles Edward "Charley" Davis
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1894
Moscow
Latah County
Idaho, USA
Death: May 19, 1970
Lewiston
Nez Perce County
Idaho, USA

Charlie grew up in the Kamiah Valley. He received a sixth grade education at the Linder School (country school in Idaho Co.) As a teenager he drove a four-horse team hauling lumber from a sawmill in the Harrisburg area down the old Frazier Grade to Kamiah. He later went to Salinas, California where he worked on a ranch until he was drafted into the army for World War I. He served with Company H, 364 Reg. of the 91st Infantry Division in France and Belgium.

After returning to Kamiah at war's end he worked at whatever was available for the next few years; most of the time for Frank Rocheford in the cedar poles. Some summers he would skid the poles out of the woods to a landing by a road where they would be loaded on bobsleds during the winter to be hauled out to the Glenwood Meadows. Here the poles would be loaded on trucks to be hauled to Kamiah the next summer.

While raising his family in and around Kamiah he would supplement his farming income by driving logging truck, skidding poles, and anything else that he could find. He would make a few extra cents in the pole camps by sacrificing part of his early morning hours and part of his lunch time to take care of the horses and also to shod them.

He moved to Crescent City, California in January of 1951 where he worked in a planer mill for nine years. When he retired he moved to Lewiston, Idaho where he kept a couple horses and would spend time building fence or feeding stock for ranchers in the area.

He died after a year long battle with lung cancer and is buried at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., Idaho. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Gordon Davis (1861 - 1941)
  Mary Elizabeth Maguire Davis (1868 - 1951)
 
 Spouse:
  Katherine Ruby Sweet Davis (1899 - 1983)
 
 Children:
  Harold Clinton Davis (1922 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Carrie Irene Davis Lomax McDiarmid (1882 - 1962)*
  Jesse Edward Davis (1890 - 1959)*
  Charles Edward Davis (1894 - 1970)
  Mary Josephine Davis Hobart Hall (1895 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens
Lewiston
Nez Perce County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: Tim
Record added: May 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70527252
Charles Edward Charley Davis
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Charles Edward Charley Davis
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Charles Edward Charley Davis
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