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Thomas Jefferson "JR" Davis
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1875
Death: Dec. 11, 1951
Boise
Ada County
Idaho, USA

Idaho Death Index, 1911-51; certificate 004437
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The following was provided by Amanda Fox:

(Published in History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains by James H. Hawley 1920)

THOMAS JEFFERSON DAVIS is the manager of the Davis Meat Company of Boise and has other important business interests in Idaho, while for ten years he was a resident of Alaska. He is the eldest son and second child of Thomas Jefferson and Julia Davis, who are mentioned above. Born in Boise on the 7th of March, 1875, he was reared and educated in his native city and was graduated from the Boise high school, after which he went to New England, where he attended the Phillips Exeter Academy of New Hampshire. Later he attended the King's high school in Dresden, Germany, for more than three years. He has been an active business man through much of his life and spent about a decade in Alaska, where he was active along various business lines. One of his ventures in Alaska is a farm on Fairmount island, where he is engaged in raising the blue fox, and the place is known as the Fairmount Fox Farm. He is yet interested in that business, having a partner, who manages the farm. In the fall of 1918 he returned to Boise, since which time he has been the manager of the Davis Meat Company, one of the principal packing interests of the city, while in Alaska he also has oil and mining interests. He is watchful of every opportunity pointing to success and his activities have been an element in the commercial development of this section of the state.


In Seattle, Washington, on the 20th of December, 1912, Mr. Davis was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Roberts, who was born in Illinois. Fraternally he is connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the Knights of Pythias and he has many friends in those organizations. His experiences by reason of his sojourn in Alaska have been broad and varied. In going to the northwest he manifested the same qualities which brought his honored father as a pioneer to Idaho. He displays the same splendid business characteristics and is making the Davis meat plant one of the most important industries of this section of the state.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Jefferson Davis (1838 - 1908)
  Julia McCrum Davis (1847 - 1907)
 
 Spouse:
  Bertha Roberts Davis (1885 - 1971)
 
 Siblings:
  Etta Davis Quinn*
  Marion Davis (____ - 1876)*
  Thomas Jefferson Davis (1875 - 1951)
  Henry McCrum Davis (1877 - 1910)*
  Edwin Horace Davis (1881 - 1967)*
  Hazel Davis Taylor (1888 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Morris Hill Cemetery
Boise
Ada County
Idaho, USA
Plot: MHILL_MAUSB_5_6
 
Created by: G&M Diggens
Record added: Oct 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59510398
Thomas Jefferson JR Davis
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Thomas Jefferson JR Davis
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