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History of Cambria County, V.3

404 HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.
M., married John P. Hipple. 4. Jessie, married George K. Angus. 5. Emma, deceased, married Joshua Donahne. 6. Richard S., married Sarah J. Hazlet. 7. James A., married Alice Andersen. 8. John, deceased, married Sadie Boreing. The children of Howard and Martha Jane (Long) Davis were: 1. Oscar M., who served with distinction during the Spanish-American war, born June 2, 1881. 2. Selden C., July 17, 1883, deceased. 3. Mabel, March 21, 1885. 4. Carl, May 25, 1891. 5. Edna J., November 29, 1898.
    (III) D. Webster Davis, fourth son and youngest child of Timothy (2) and Lydia (Burkhart) Davis, was born in Jackson township, July 9, 1872. He received a good common school education and then entered the Western University of Pittsburg, from which he was graduated in 1897. His first business venture was as a telegraph operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, between Cresson and South Fork, principally at South Fork. This he abandoned at the end of two years. At this he worked eight hours per day, and in the evening's he was employed in a drug store in Conemaugh, where his earliest experience of the drug business was obtained. He then established himself in the drug business in Conemaugh, and was the proprietor of a well-appointed and most modern store, meeting public requirements in every particular. He was one of the most highly respected business men of Conemaugh, and was the president and one of the organizers of the First National Bank of Conemaugh; secretary of the Conemaugh Improvement Company; and director of the Building and Loan Association. His political support was given to the Republican party, and he held several borough offices. He was school director for three years and borough committeeman for some time. He was a member of the following organizations: Johnstown Lodge, No. 538, Free and Accepted Masons; Oriental Commandery; Jaffa Shrine, of Altoona; Protective Home Circle; Junior Order of American Mechanics; and the Order of Telegraph Operators.
    He married, November 3, 1897, Elda 0. Dunmire, daughter of Amos and Anna (Bumgarden) Dunmire. Amos Dunmire, born 1846, in Adams township, Cambria county, Pennsylvania, was foreman of the car inspectors of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for many years and also held the offices of school director and treasurer of the borough for a considerable length of time. The children of D. Webster and Elda 0. (Dunmire) Davis were: Annie, born August 31, 1898; and Weldo, born July 22, 1900, deceased. Mr. D. Webster Davis died March 6, 1906.

    CAPTAIN THOMAS DAVIS, one of the most notable figures in Cambria county, residing in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, and who greatly distinguished himself during the Civil war, is a descendant of a good Welsh family.
    Richard Davis, father of Captain Thomas Davis, was born in North Wales, 1791, died in June, 1863. He came to America about 1812, located in Ebensburg, Cambria county, Pennsylvania, where he remained for a number of years, removing then to Cambria township and establishing what is now the old Davis homestead. He removed to a point near Ebensburg, in 1833, residing there for about eight years, going then into Jackson township, where he cleared another farm, built a house, and resided there until his death, his active life being entirely devoted to farming pursuits. He was an old line Whig, one of the foremost citizens of the county, and held various township offices. He


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