Biography of Thomas S. Davis
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Thomas S. Davis, who for many years has been identified with the Deming Company, is a native of Salem, and a member of one of the highly esteemed pioneer families of this section. He was born Nov. 8, 1882, the son of Walter and Elizabeth (Mather) Davis.

Samuel Davis, great grandfather of Thomas S. Davis, was among the first settlers of Salem, having located here in 1803. Walter Davis was engaged in farming and met an accidental death in 1888, when only 32 years of age. His wife died in 1899. They had two children, as follows: Celia was the wife of W. P. Holloway, deceased; and Thomas S., the subject of this sketch.

Thomas S. Davis attended the public schools of Salem and in 1889 entered the employ of the Deming Company, with whom he has remained continuously with the exception of three years. At present he is foreman of the house water systems and brass finishings departments.

On Sept. 8, 1904, Mr. Davis was united in marriage with Miss Grace Schriver, the daughter of Frederick and Florence (Bushey) Schriver, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Ohio. Mr. Schriver is deceased and his wife resides at Wooster. To Mr. and Mrs. Davis three children were born: Walter Frederick, born July 7, 1905, a student at Ohio Wesleyan University; Robert Leroy, born Jan. 13, 1908; and Florence Elizabeth, born Aug. 10, 1912.

Mr. Davis is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He has always been an energetic man and stands well in the esteem of his neighbors and fellow citizens.

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


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