Biography of John O. Davis
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John O. Davis, one of East Liverpool's popular young business men, is a native of Pennsylvania. He was born at Hookstown, July 29, 1890, and is the son of William Zane and Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) Davis.

William Zane Davis, deceased, was born at Frankfort, W. Va. He attended Scio College, where he studied pharmacy. Later he was interested in the oil business in West Virginia. He died in January, 1915, and is buried at Georgetown, Pa. His widow, a native of Hookstown, Pa., lives in East Liverpool. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Davis, as follows: Thomas, died in 1905; Cora, died in 1913, was the wife of James Bond, who lives in Michigan; William Zane, lives at Freedom, Pa.; Joseph, died in 1919; Bertha, deceased; John O., the subject of this sketch; Harry, lives at Freedom, Pa.; James, lives in East Liverpool, is a World War veteran, having served with the 33 1st Field Artillery; and Mary, deceased.

John O. Davis was educated in the public schools of East Liverpool, and when a young man learned the potter's trade in the employ of the Knowles Taylor & Knowles Pottery Company. He remBined with this concern until 1923, when he purchased his present business, which is known as the Man O' War Billiard Parlors. Mr. Davis' place of business is well conducted and widely patronized. He also carries a fine line of cigars, candies and refreshments.

On Oct. 28, 1910, Mr. Davis was married to Miss Bethel Reynolds, of East Liverpool, the daughter of Robert S. and Priscilla (De Long) Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds is a well known building contractor of East Liverpool. To Mr. and Mrs. Davis three children have been born: Roland, born July 1, 1912, attends East Liverpool High School; Helen, born Dec. 28, 1914; and Ruby, born Nov. 11, 1918.

Mr. Davis is a Republican and a member of the First Baptist Church and the Loyal Order of Moose.


From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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