Biography of John Davey
North Central Ohio Biographies

John Davey is recognized as one of the substantial citizens of Mansfield, where he is identified with the Empire Steel Corporation as superintendent of the hot mills. He was born in Gloustershire, England, Jan. 3, 1883, the son of John and Elizabeth A. (Bright) Davey.

A complete sketch of John Davey appears elsewhere in this history in the biography of W. H. Davey.

When he was a young boy John Davey came to the United States with his parents from England. He was educated in the public schools of Niles, Ohio, and is a graduate of Niles High School. He began his career in the steel mills in the employ of the United States Steel Corporation at Niles, and later was employed as a roller for the Carnahan Tin Plate Company, of Niles. He served in the same employment for the Massillon Rolling Mills, and in 1914 came to Mansfield as a member of the firm of the Mansfield Sheet & Tin Plate Company. Two years later he was promoted to superintendent of the hot mills and still serves in that capacity. Since 1927 the business has been known as the Empire Steel Corporation.

In 1907 Mr. Davey was united in marriage with Miss Myrtle S. Hayes, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hayes, natives of England. Both are deceased and are buried at Massilon, Ohio. To Mr. and Mrs. Davey have been born four children: Elizabeth, a graduate of Laurel School, Cleveland, class of 1928, attends the University of Wisconsin, is a member of Alpha Omega Pi sorority; John, Jr., Martha Jane, and Joan Hayes.

Mr. Davey is a member of the Episcopal Church, and belongs to Mansfield Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 35; Mansfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 28; Mansfield Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 94; Mansfield Commandery, K. T., No. 21; Cleveland Consistory, 32nd degree; Al Koran Temple; Mystic Club; and Mansfield Shrine. He belongs to the Westbrook Country Club and Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Davey is a Republican.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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