Biography of Charles F. Davies
Cook County, Il Biographies

DAVIES, CHARLES F. - Born at Urbana, Ill., February 20, 1865. Son of Benjamin M. and Elizabeth (Cook) Davies, the father being a retired lumber merchant. Charles Francis Davies has had the advantage of a liberal education. He first attended public schools, and later spent four years in the academic department of Washburn College, following this up with the study of scientific subjects for two years more under a private tutor. While in attendance at Washburn College he kept up his classical studies, and at the same time began the study of law in the office of an attorney at Topeka, Kan. Being captivated with the prospects of that profession, he took a course in the law department of Yale University and was graduated from that institution in 1886. After being admitted to the bar he settled in Chicago, and began industriously the work of building up a practice. Being young and almost an absolute stranger, he, for a time, experienced difficulties, but his pluck never deserted him, and he ranks to-day among the successful lawyers of Chicago, enjoying a clientage among the wealthiest and most important corporations in the city. He now occupies an elegant suite of offices in the Rookery building, and is reaping the reward of his years of hard study and early industry. He is a man of high character, and of more than average ability, and gives promise of a future that will entitle him to a leading position in his profession. Mr. Davies is a member of the Union League and of the Carleton Clubs. He was married in 1886 to Miss Lena Tipton, of Jacksonville, Ill., a lady highly accomplished in music, painting and drawing; has two children, Ben Alla Francis and LuBeth Margurite.


FROM:
The Handbook of Chicago Biography
Edited by John J Flinn.
The Standard Guide Company
Chicago 1893

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