Person:George Davis (127)

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George D. Davis
b.2 Nov 1900 Whittemore, , MI
d.6 Jan 1982 Alpena, Alpena, MI
m. 23 Sep 1896
  1. Howard Mason Davis1897 - 1969
  2. Clayton A. Davis1898 - 1898
  3. Claiborn M. Davis1898 - 1898
  4. George D. Davis1900 - 1982
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Name George D. Davis
Gender Male
Birth? 2 Nov 1900 Whittemore, , MI
Death? 6 Jan 1982 Alpena, Alpena, MI
Burial? 8 Jan 1982 Alpena, Alpena, MI

CENSUS:


DAVIS, CLAYTON M (1920 U.S. Census) MICHIGAN , ALPENA, 4-WD ALPENAAge: 49, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: VASeries: T625 Roll: 754 Page: 180. 622 207 217 Davis, Clayton M., head, O, M, m, w, 49, m, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, he & f b VA, m b OH, miller, milling .., W. Isabella, wife, -, -, f, w, 44, m, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, b MI, f b Maine, m b Canada, English, yes, none. Howard, son, -, -, m, w, 22, s, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, b OH. f b VA, m b MI, yes, machinist, foundry, W. George, son, -, -, m, w, 19, s, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, b MI. f b VA, m b MI, yes, marine, U S Navy, W. Margaret, dau, -, -, f, w, 17, s, -, -, -, yes, yes, yes, b MI. f b VA, m b MI, yes, none. Clayton, jr., son, -, -, m, w, 15, s, -, -, -, yes, yes, yes, b MI. f b VA, m b MI, yes, none. Sanford, Mary, roomer, -, -, f, w, 4?, s, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, b MI, f & m b Canada, English, yes, nurse, trained, W. Reside Washington Ave.



OBITUARY: George D. Davis died 6 Jan. 1982. Mr. Davis, 81, of 308 W. Campbell, died Wed., at 9:50 am at the Alpena Hospital Emergency Room where he was taken by ambulance from the parking lot of Fishers Big Wheel after suffering an apparent heart attack. Born Nov 2, 1900 in Whittemore, he moved to Alpena from Whittemore in 1913 and maried Leonora B. Berg, Aug. 26, 1929 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Rev. Wm.Bodt officiating. Mr. & Mrs. Davis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1979. Mr. Davis was employed by National Gypsum Co., cement division, for 20 years and later by Besser Co. for 15 years. He retired in 1965. He served in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War I and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and Alpena Lodge No. 100 F & AM. Surviving are his wife, Leonora; a daughter, Jeanne (Mrs. Norman Timm) of Alpena; a daughter, Marian (Mrs. Michael Robinson) of Ann Arbor; a son, George R. Davis of San Diego, CA; a son, Glenn Davis, of Plymouth, MI; a son, Thomas Davis, of Chelsea; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; a sister, Margaret (Mrs. William Hagen) of Alpena; a brother, Clayton of Avon, CT. Funeral at 3 pm Friday at the Grace Lutheran Church, Rev. Douglas Selsy officiating. Internment at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials: Grace Lutheran Church." [Alpena newspaper, name & date not listed]. Data from a letter from Clayton Davis dated 23 Jan 1988: "George Davis was born in Whittemore, MI where my father operated a flour mill and grain elevator. During World War I, George served in the U S Coast Guard which was part of the Navy at that time. He was on a sea-going large rescue tug based at Woods Hole, Mass. and they covered the Atlantic coast as far up as Halifax. After the war he did not finish high school but attended Ferris Institute, worked in Detroit, MI auto plant and came back to Alpena to work in the laboratory of Huron Portland Cement Co., which was one of the largest cement plants in the US. He sailed on Great Lakes freighters and later went to work for Besser in Alpena and then for my father in the flour mill. George was an outdoor person who loved the woods and water. He had sailboats and became very proficent at handling them."