"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
A. W. DAVIS, postmaster at Jackson Center, O., to which office he was appointed in 1907 and has served with the greatest efficiency, was born at Jackson Center, Shelby county, O., July 22, 1876, and is a son of I. L. and Mary L. Davis and a grandson of Luther and Jane Davis.
After completing the public school course at Jackson Center, A. W. Davis became a student at Alfred University, near Hornell, N. Y., but left college with the Third
N. Y. Vol. Inf., to serve in the Spanish-American war and after his military service was over attended Bond Institute in New York City, graduating in 1904. He possesses a natural artistic taste and this led to his learning window trimming and he traveled over several states in professional work, but, owing to a fall received while so engaged, was obliged to give up that line of business. He then was in the employ of the Buckeye Clothing Company until he received his appointment as postmaster. He has always been a republican but has never accepted any other public position than the one he so acceptably fills. He has made many improvements both in the service and in his office equipments and Mrs. Davis is his very capable assistant.
Mr. Davis married Miss. Florence Darnell, of Adrian, Mich., a daughter of William Darnell and a granddaughter of David Darnell, a pioneer of Jackson township. Mr. and Mrs. Davis have one daughter, Evelyn. He is identified with the Odd Fellows and the Masons, belonging to the blue lodge at Littleton, N. H., and the Royal Arch at Lisbon, N. H., this being the first state he became a citizen of after becoming of age. He also belongs to the Sons of Veterans at Atlantic City., N. J.