Biography of Orlando H. Davis
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Davis, Orlando H., was born November 29, 1841, was educated in the district schools, and finished under S. D. Carr at Ithaca Select School. He is an independent in politics, and an active, energetic business man, carrying on a saw mill, a feed mill, and also making a specialty of Refined Hop Tonic Cider, one of the purest and most invigorating tonics known, and used largely by invalids for medicinal purposes. Mr. Davis also manufactures the well known Buckey's corn planter, and handles and sells giant powder and dynamite, the Only place in the county where it is kept for sale. Mr. Davis's father was born in 1804 in the town of Genoa and died in 1888, having spent his lifetime in Ithaca, where he moved at the age of eleven years. Mr. Davis's grandfather bought a military lot of 700 acres about 1813, settling on the same his seven sons.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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