Biography of C. O. Davis

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C. O. Davis, one of the enterprising and progressive young agriculturists of northeastern Oklahoma, residing five miles north-east of Dewey, devotes his attention to the pursuits of farming and stock raising with excellent success. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on the 7th of December, 1889, and there pursued his education.

It was in 1909, when a young man of twenty years, that he came to Oklahoma, locating in Dewey, where he was placed in charge of the gas department of the W. F. Cowen Cement, Oil & Gas Company and laid all of their pipe lines here. Subsequently he took charge of the Joe A. Bartles gas plant in Dewey, being thus engaged for three years. In 1915 he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, which have since claimed his time and energies and in which connection he has won a most gratifying measure of prosperity.

He owns three hundred and twenty acres of land, has two hundred and eighty acres more under lease and is extensively engaged in the cultivation of corn, oats and wheat, planting one hundred and fifty acres to wheat in 1921. In connection with the tilling of the soil he devotes considerable attention to the raising of cattle, including beef cattle, and also conducts a dairy. He utilizes a tractor and modern machinery to facilitate the work of the fields and is widely recognized as one of the most progressive and up-to-date farmers of the community. There is a fine residence, together with substantial outbuildings on his property the visible evidence of his life of well-directed industry and thrift. His holdings include one hundred and eighty acres on the River bottom and there is oil on all of his land, there being twenty-five wells altogether.

On the 27th of October, 1914, Mr. Davis was united in marriage to Miss Anna Anderson, a daughter of Samuel and Josephine (Bullett). Anderson, both of whom were born in Kansas, of Delaware extraction, and became pioneer settlers of the Indian Territory. Mrs. Davis was educated at Chilocco, Oklahoma, and also pursued a course of study in Haskell Institute at Lawrence, Kansas. By her marriage she has become the mother of two children William and Annette, the former being now six years of age.

Mr. Davis is fond of motoring, driving an Apperson car, and both he and his wife are well known and highly esteemed throughout the community in which they make their home.

MLA Source Citation:

Benedict, John Downing. Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma: including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1922. Web. 28 January 2015. - Last updated on Dec 16th, 2011

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