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Title: John S. Davis
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One of the worthy native sons of Warren county who has spent his life in his native community, having wisely decided that better opportunities existed for him right here at home than elsewhere, is John S. Davis. His methods of tilling the soil might well be studied with profit by many who seem unable to wrest from a resisting nature the annual returns which their land in the rich Wabash country should yield, for he has made a careful study of all phases of general farming and has put into practical operation the lessons he has learned.

Mr. Davis was born on July 13, 1864, in Pine township, Warren county, Indiana, and he is the son of Charles and Margaret Davis, a highly respected and well known old family, complete mention of whom will be found on another page of this work.

The subject grew to manhood in his native community and he first went to school in Goodwine schoolhouse, in Liberty township, later finishing his schooling in the township where he now resides, having in the meantime worked at farming during the crop season. He worked hard when a young man and was economical and he was in time able to purchase his first piece of land. He managed well and prospered, so that now he is the owner of one of the choice farmsteads in the township, lying along the Dick and Judy pike road. His well improved and well cultivated farm consists of one hundred and twenty acres and on this he carries on general farming and stock raising. He has a good home and convenient outbuildings, and about his place may always be found a good grade of live stock and poultry. He has worked hard for what he has and is deserving of the large success which has attended his efforts.

Mr. Davis was married to Ida Hartz on May 1, 1889. She was born in Jordan township, Warren county, February 2, 1870, and was educated in the common schools. She is the daughter of Adam and Mary Hartz. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Davis, namely: Guy and Inez, the latter livng at home and attending school; the former was married to Nellie Thorne, and they have two children, Edell and Eleanor.

Politically, Mr. Davis is a Republican, but he has never been an aspirant for political offices, preferring to leave the troubles of the office-holder to others while he looks after his farm and family.


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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: 00001053
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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