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Title: Ed C. Davis
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Throughout an active and interesting career duty has ever been the motive of action of Ed C. Davis, one of the progressive agriculturists of Liberty township, Warren county, Indiana, and usefulness to his fellow men has not been by any means a secondary consideration. He has performed well his part in life and it is a compliment worthily bestowed to say that this locality is honored in his citizenship, for he has achieved definite success through his own efforts and is thoroughly deserving of the proud American title of self-made man, the term being one that, in its better sense, cannot but appeal to the loyal admiration of all who are appreciative of our national institutions and the privileges afforded for individual accomplishment, and it is a privilege, ever gratifying, in this day and age, to meet a man who has the courage to face the battles of life with a strong heart and steady hand and to win in the stern conflict by bringing to bear only those forces with which nature has equipped him, self-reliance, self-respect and integrity.

Ed C. Davis, who is the owner of a fine farm of eighty acres located about one mile south of Judyville, was born on March 28, 1870, in Liberty township, this county, and he is the son of Charles and Margaret Davis. These parents both came from old and well known families of this county and they stood high in their community where they lived. Ed Smith was reared under the parental rood and secured his education in the common schools of the neighborhood. The knowledge thus received has been liberally supplemented during the subsequent years by wide reading and close observation of men and events, so that today he is considered a well informed man. He was early inured to the labors of the farm and all his active years have been devoted to husbandry, in which he has met with a degree of success commensurate with the labor bestowed. His excellent farm is well improved in every respect and its general condition indicates to the passerby that its owner is a man of good taste and sound judgment.

Mr. Davis was united in marriage with B. Tyler, the daughter of Hiram Tyler, and they have become the parents of two children, Arnett and Irene.

Fraternally, Mr. Davis is an active member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias. Genial in disposition, yet unassuming, Mr. Davis has won a host of warm personal friends, who esteem him for his personal worth.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001029
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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