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Jacob Gemmill Davis
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1849
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 31, 1930
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA


Jacob Gemmill Davis was the son of Patrick Gilbert Davis (1810-1865) and Elizabeth Osborn Davis (1815-1862). He was baptized May 11, 1850 at the Hartslog Presbyterian Church. J. Gemmill Davis was named after Dr. Jacob Mytinger Gemmill, the doctor that delivered him. He was also the descendant of Bartholomew Davis who fought in the Revolutionary War.

He was employed at the Lyon, Short & Company, Iron Masters at Bald Eagle Furnace in 1867.

J. Gemmill Davis was a commission merchant in Chicago, Illinois in 1872.

He was then employed at the Altoona Bank, now Central Trust Company, from 1873-1895.

J. Gemmill Davis married Eleanor Banks Gardner on September 19, 1876 in Spruce Creek, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

They had the following children:

Mary Gardner Davis (1877-1954)
Eleanor Stockdale Davis (1879-1887)
Grace Davis (1882-1883)
George Elliot Davis (1884-1972)
William Isett Davis (1887-1960)

After Eleanor died in 1892, J. Gemmill Davis married Kate Moyer Isett on October 27, 1896 in St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota. Kate and Eleanor were first cousins. John Stockdale Isett was their Grandfather.

They had the following children:

Gemmill Cluggage Davis (1898-1976)
Baby Boy Davis (1901-1901)
John Stockdale Davis (1904-1973)
Henry Osborne Davis (1906-1971)
David Moyer Davis (1909-1909)

J. Gemmill Davis was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, having served in the Civil War as a member of Company F, 195th Regiment of Infantry, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and also in the 79th Pennsylvania Regiment of Volunteers.

He was a member of the Altoona Rotary Club, the Altoona Cricket Club, the Spruce Creek Rod and Gun Club (Founder-1904), the Chamber of Commerce, the Blairmont Country Club, and the Credit Men's Association.

He was the treasurer and a director in the Blair Hotel Company, treasurer of
seven Building and Loan associations, treasurer of the Altoona Hospital,
and president of the Rothert Company. During the World War he was chairman for Blair County of the Liberty Loan drives.

On May 31, 1930 he died at the Altoona Hospital, in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, at the age of 80.

[Davis Family Data] 
Family links: 
  Patrick Gilbert Davis (1810 - 1865)
  Elizabeth Osborne Davis (1818 - 1862)
  Eleanor Banks Gardner Davis (1854 - 1892)*
  Kate Moyer Isett Davis (1866 - 1941)*
  Mary Gardner Davis (1877 - 1954)*
  Eleanor Stockdale Davis (1879 - 1887)*
  Grace Davis (1882 - 1883)*
  William Isett Davis (1883 - 1960)*
  George Elliott Davis (1884 - 1972)*
  Gemmill Cluggage Davis (1898 - 1976)*
  Baby Boy Davis (1901 - 1901)*
  John Stockdale Davis (1904 - 1973)*
  Henry Osborne Davis (1906 - 1971)*
  David Moyer Davis (1909 - 1909)*
  Thomas Harris Stewart (1834 - ____)**
  Margaret Harris Stewart Stewart (1838 - 1903)**
  Miles Green Davis (1842 - 1877)*
  Rachael Elizabeth Davis (1845 - 1865)*
  James Osborne Davis (1847 - 1925)*
  Jacob Gemmill Davis (1849 - 1930)
  Isabella Davis (1852 - ____)*
  George Elliot Davis (1855 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Co. F 195th PA Inf
Note: GAR Star and flag - Founder Spruce Creek Rod and Gun Club 1904
Fairview Cemetery
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: N 41-46
Maintained by: Sandra
Originally Created by: Kat
Record added: Oct 14, 2008
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Jacob Gemmill Davis
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