DIED-- At his home in Otsego township, Steuben county, Ind., May 9, 1895, Daniel H. Davis, aged 75 years, 9 months and 19 days.
Deceased was born in Gloucestershire, England, Feb. 8, 1820 and in 1850 was joined in marriage with Elizabeth Yates, also a native of England. In February, 1853 they came to the United States and lived about eighteen months in Pittsburgh, Penn., then moved to Portage county, Ohio, where they lived twelve years, coming to Steuben county in 1866, and resided here continuously until his death.
His wife died Jan. 11, 1892, leaving one son and two daughters, who, with two grandsons, mourn their loss.
Mr. Davis was known for his strict business integrity, his word being good as his bond, and he thus proved himself worthy of the honor and esteem in which he was held by the community in which he lived.
Funeral services were held at the North Otsego M.E. church, May 11th, conducted by the Masonic fraternity, of which he was a member; sermon by Elder D.C. Hanselman.
Wednesday, May 15, 1895
Daniel H. Davis is a prominent farmer and business man of Otsego Township. He was born in England, Feb. 8, 1820, and in 1850 married Elizabeth Yates, also a native of England, born in 1822. In February, 1853, they came to the United States, landing in New York City, and after living about eighteen months in Pittsburgh, Pa., moved to Portage County, Ohio, where they lived twelve years.
In 1867 they moved to Steuben County, Ind., and Mr. Davis has since been prominently identified with the business interests of the county and one of the most active citizens. He settled on section 10, buying a large farm, and now owns 250 acres, mostly improved. His residence and farm buildings are built with a view to durability and utility, characteristic of the man. In addition to his farm he bought, in company with Nathaniel Parker, a steam saw mill, which was built in 1855 by Mahood & Sons.
In 1869 the mill was burned but was immediately rebuilt and enlarged, the old engine and boiler being used. In 1871 Mr. Davis bought his partner's interest and has since operated the mill in company with his son Frank, manufacturing dimension lumber, shingles, lath, etc., and also has a turning lathe. His mill is of twenty horsepower, with a capacity of 3,000 feet a day.
Mr. Davis is known as a man of strict business integrity, his word being his bond, and has proved himself to be an honored member of the community and an influential citizen. In National politics he is a Republican, but in local elections votes independent of party. His three children, Kate, Lucretta and Frank Y., are all at home.
1885 HISTORY OF STEUBEN COUNTY, INDIANA
pages 822 & 823
Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth (Warner) Davis
Married Elizabeth Yates on Jan. 28, 1850 at the Parish Church, in the Parish of Edgbaston, Edgbaston, Warwickshire, England.
Lucetta "Settie" (Davis) Metz
Frank Yates Davis