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ARTHUR DAVIS. A well known success as a farmer and live stock dealer has been that of Arthur Davis in Stony Creek Township. He is a native of this part of Madison County, has spent most of his life within the limits of the County, and when he began his independent career it was with a capital of self-reliance and well-trained body and industrious habits rather than with money or influence. He and his wife have prospered since their Marriage and their first attempt to make a home, and they now enjoy not only material prosperity but the esteem of all the community in which they reside.
Arthur Davis was born in Stony Creek Township July 8, 1870, a son of D. B. Davis, being the second in a family of six children. When he was 0ld enough he attended the district school and was a student dune the winter term, up to the time he was eighteen years of are. He them took tip farming as n regular occupation and continued in that line until February 28, 1893, at which date his marriage occurred to Miss Hattie Wertz. She was born in Anderson Township and received her education in the public schools near that city. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Davis spent a time on the old home farm, and then moved to Randolph County, this state, where he spent a short time in farming, was then again on the old homestead, and several years later by the thrifty management of himself and wife, was able to buy sixty-three acres of land. Since then he has done large business in breeding cattle and shipping by the car-load lots. Among his other enterprises he 0wns and operates a threshing outfit, and by the combination of his enterprise has prospered very well during the last seventeen years.
The family of eight children of Mr. and Mrs. Davis are as follows: Clara A., age nineteen a graduate of the common schools and of the Anderson high school; Alonzo, age eighteen, also a graduate of the common and high school, and of the Commercial College at Anderson; Ruth, a student in the high school at Anderson, and a graduate of the common schools near the old home; Doctor D., fourteen years of age; Paul, age eleven; Theodore, age ten; Virginia, age seven; and Brice, age five years. Mr. Davis is affiliated with Lodge No. 1 of the Loyal Order of Moose at Anderson. In his politics he was always a regular Republican up to the campaign of 1912 at which time he voted the Progressive ticket. He is a man of pleasing manner, and by reason of his success enjoys the esteem of the entire community about his home in Stony Creek Township.