THE LEADING CITIZENS OF MADISON COUNTY

CONTENTS
Preface
Names Index
Portrait Index


  DR. GEORGE W. DAVIS, one of the active and enterprising young men of promise in this county, is a well-known druggist of Peterboro, where he is carrying on a thriving and lucrative business. He was born in Little Falls, Herkimer County, January 9, 1866. The Doctor's grandfather, John J. Davis, also a native of Herkimer County, and a prominent agriculturist there for many years, is at present living, retired from the active cares of life, in the village of Little Falls. He married Mary Armstrong; and to them were born five children, four of whom are now living. Both he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church, and he is a steadfast Democrat.
  Simeon Davis, son of John and father of George W. Davis, was born at Little Falls, N.Y., September 18, 1840. He was reared to farming pursuits on the home farm, and chose agriculture as his life occupation. In 1868 he came to the town of Smithfield, and is now carrying on a successful business as general farmer in that part of the place known as the Mile Strip. He married Nora Ginney, a native of Ireland, who emigrated to this country when quite young. Both Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Davis are valued members of the Presbyterian church; and Mr. Davis is politically a Democrat, always upholding the principles and measures of that party.
  George W. Davis, of whom we write, was the only child born to his parents, and was but two years of age when they came to Smithfield. He attended the district schools until twelve years of age, and finished his fundamental studies at Evans Academy, Peterboro, N.Y. He was always much interested in medicines and drugs; and at the age of seventeen years he entered the employ of W. E. Coe as a clerk in his drug store, where he remained four years, spending his leisure hours in the study of pharmacy. In 1887, at twenty-one years of age, he formed a partnership with W. D. Johnson, and carried on a successful business as druggist. He received his diploma as a pharmacist in 1888; and, continuing his studies, he was graduated from the Buffalo Medical University in 1891, as a physician and surgeon. Having bought out his former partner's interest in the store, Dr. Davis has since conducted it skilfully in connection with his medical practice, building up a good business, and carrying a complete line of drugs. He has a thorough understanding of his professions, and is most careful in the filling of prescriptions, thereby winning and retaining the confidence of the community and securing an honorable reputation as a reliable business man and worthy citizen. In politics he is a stanch supporter of the Democratic party. He is a member of Morrisville Lodge, No. 658, A. F. & A. M. The marriage of Dr. Davis with Miss Nellie Bliss was solemnized October 20, 1891. Mrs. Davis is the adopted daughter of Edward and Rosetta Bliss, and was born September 16, 1872.

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