David Keller Jeffris

David Keller Jeffris

Birth
Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 24 Oct 1921 (aged 54)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot block 244-10-7
Memorial ID 126600092 · View Source
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"Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Wisconsin"

David Keller Jeffris, was born in Janesville township May 28,1867, and has inherited the business acumen and tireless energy of his father. He was educated in the common schools of Janesville. His first business experience was obtained in his father's lumberyards, and in 1887 he embarked in trade upon his own account. At that time he was but twenty years old, and his subsequent success in life might be regarded as phenomenal by those who should fail to take into account his admirable mental endowment and quick, ready grasp of the problems of every-day life.

In 1890 he sold out his original plant, and in that year erected mills in what is known as Jeffries, a village having sprung up around them. Since that time his business enterprises have steadily increased in number. His brother Frederick is associated with him as a partner, and the firm owns and operates a large factory in Janesville, for the manufacture of sash, doors and blinds and window screens, employing between 250 and 300 men. They also own sawmills at Jeffries, Wis. Mr. Jeffris is also an extensive owner of real estate, and holds large tracts of valuable pine lands in the northern part of the State, besides being a director in the various moneyed corporations in the city of his residence. He is a man of generous impulses and social instincts, living the companionship of his friends and being both loved and honored by them in return. He is a member of Janesville Lodge, No. 55, A. F. & A. M., as well as the K. of P. and the B. P. O. E. He also belongs to that widely reputed social organization of lumbermen known as the "Hoo Hoos," whose good fellowship and love of mirth are known throughout the Northwest. Being of Scotch descent on the maternal side, he has been eligible for election in the Caledonian Society, of which he is one of the most esteemed members. Politically he is a Republican.

Mr. JEFFRIS was married Jan. 2, 1889, his bride being Miss Della HANCHETT, a daughter of Gerando M. and Anna (SPAULDING) HANCHETT. Their three children are named Donald H., Jean E., and Grace M. Mrs. JEFFRIS is a member of the Congregational Church.





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  • Added: 19 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 126600092
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Keller Jeffris (28 May 1867–24 Oct 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 126600092, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .