The following data is extracted from The Book of Clevelanders, A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland, Burrows Book Company, 1914.
Hawley, Davis; banker; born near Hamilton, Out., Sept. 18, 1850; son of Davis and Sabra Amelia Lake Hawley; educated, district schools; married, Cleveland, November, 1873, Miss Mary Switz; issue, one son, Davis Hawley, Jr., born Oct. 5, 1878; employed in Detroit, Mich., two years, came to Cleveland in 1866, went to work as cigar boy at the Weddell House; after three years entered the shops of the White Sewing Machine Co.; remained three and one-half years; in 1878, clerk Hotel Clinton, run by his brother, in 1878, became mngr. of the Hotel Clinton; in 1882, with his brother, D. R. Hawley, and John Langton, erected The Hawley House, disposed of his interest to his brother in 1901; has since been pres. of the Cuyahoga Savings & Loan Co.; one of the organizers and tor a number of years until 1892, sec'y of the Cleveland Baseball Club of the National League; one of the organizers and and director Cleveland Athletic Club; veteran member Cleveland City Lodge, No. 15, A. F. & A. M., Webb Chapter, No. 14, R. A. M., Cleveland Council No. 32, R. & S. M., Oriental Commandery, K. T., and Al Koran Temple of the Mystic Shrine; interested in real estate as an owner.
Source: The Book of Clevelanders, A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland, Burrows Book Company, 1914