Biography of Clark W. Davis
Madison County, NY Biographies





Davis, Clark W., p o. Munnsville, of the firm of Dexter & Davis, who are among the leading merchants of Madison county, also conducting an extensive business in East Syracuse, was born in the town of Stockbridge, March 90, 1865. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. For a short time he was collector for the Oneida Dispatch Company, and later bought a half interest in the store at Munnsville and was a partner of James Giles, under the firm name of Giles & Davis. This firm continued two and one half years when the present firm of Dexter & Davis was established. On January 6, 1893. Mr. Davis married Jeannette E. Davidson of Onondaga county; both attend and support the Congregational church, of which Mr. Davis has been trustee six years. He is also a member of the board of education; in politics he is an ardent Republican and has held the office of town clerk one term. He is strictly a business man and has been remarkably successful. He is a son of David L. Davis, who was born in Eaton, Madison county, N. Y., May 19, 1836, a son of Deacon David E. Davis and Mary Williams, both born in Wales, he in 1812 and she in 1814. They were married in Wales in 1832 and at once started to the United States, settling in Philadelphia and in 1835 removed to the town of Hamilton, where they remained for a short time then settled in Eaton. where he was engaged in milling. He then went to Lebanon, where he had charge of a grist mill, then came to Nelson and went on a farm where he died in 1894; his wife died in 1896. They had a family of seven Sons and three daughters. David L. Lewis was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Cazenovia Seminary. He has spent most of his life in Stockbridge. February 24, 1864, he married Rosalia A. Spaulding, born in 1843, a daughter of Philander Spaulding, and granddaughter of John Spaulding, who was one of the early settlers of Stockbridge; his wife was Margaret Peterson, who also died in Stockbridge. Philander Spaulding was born in 1819: his wife was Miranda Parker. by whom he had four children. His wife died in 1855 and he is now living, aged eighty one years. To Mr. and Mrs. Davis were born four children: Clark W., the subject, Frank E., Henry B. and Lena M. Frank E. married Charlotte Rich of Morrisville; and Lena F., married Warren J. Stisser.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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