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 William Thomas Davis

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William Thomas Davis

Birth
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 3 Dec 1907 (aged 85)
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot 1054
Memorial ID 119739806 View Source
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WILLIAM THOMAS DAVIS, son of William and Joanna (White) Davis, was born in
Plymouth, Mass., March 3, 1822, and was fitted by Isaac N. Stoddard, teacher
of the Plymouth High School, for Harvard where he graduated in 1842. After
Studying medicine for a time he studied law in the office of his brother Charles
G. Davis in Boston, and at the Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the bar
in Boston, November 9, 1849. He retained an office and lived in Boston until 1853,
when he returned to Plymouth and became largely associated with its interests.
He has served six years on the School Board of Plymouth, been chosen seventeen
times as selectman, declining twice, and serving as chairman eleven years, and has
presided as moderator at more than seventy meetings of the town.
In 1858 and 1859 he was State Senator, has been president of the Plymouth Bank,
Plymouth Gas Company, director of the Duxbury and Cohasset Railroad Company,
and president of the Pilgrim Society. He was presidential elector of the Republican
ticket in 1872, and a delegate to the Republican National Convention at
Cincinnati in 1876. He is the author of "Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth," of a
"History of Plymouth," the editor of two volumes of the Plymouth town records
with notes, and has contributed to county histories, histories of Newburyport, New-
bury, Marshfield, Plympton, and many other towns, as well as sketches of the bench
and bar of Plymouth, Essex, and Middlesex counties. He married Abby Burr, daughter
of Thomas and Lydia Coffin (Goodwin) Hedge in Plymouth November 19, 1849.
Source:
History of the Bench and Bar
Biographical Register
Volume One [pages 150-151]
By William T. Davis
Published 1895

Note: Vital Records has date of death
December 3, gravestone has December 2.
Reference ID #320
GS film #2217350
Digital folder #4282856
Image #00326 familysearch.org


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WILLIAM THOMAS DAVIS
DIED
DECEMBER 2, 1907
AGED 85 YEARS.


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