Biography of William T. Davies

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William T. Davies, who for five years has been engaged in general farming on section 33, Mount Pleasant Township, was born August 14, 1886, in the Township where he now makes his home, his parents being Thomas and Sarah Davies. He attended district school No. 7 in Kenosha County until he reached the age of sixteen years and afterward became a student in a business college in Racine, where he spent one year. Starting out to earn his own living, he went to River Forest, Illinois, where for a year he was employed on a game farm. He was afterward employed by the Case Threshing Machine Company in Racine for six months and later spent three months in the harvest fields of North Dakota. He afterward worked for four years in the signal department of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Company, but desiring to make farming his occupation, he resigned his position and rented one hundred and twenty acres of land in Mount Pleasant Township, upon which he has now engaged in farming for five years. He has made a substantial start in business for one of his age and is prompted by a commendable ambition that promises well for the future.

In 1913 Mr. Davies was married to Miss Jane Acklam, a daughter of Thomas Acklam, and they have one son, Marvin. Mr. Davies belongs to the Modern Woodmen camp and the North Western Mutual Life Insurance Company. His study of the political questions and issues of the day has led him to give his support to the Republican Party, while his religious faith finds exemplification in his membership in the Congregational church. He is a young man of sterling traits and his social qualities have won him warm friendship, while his business activity is gaining for him merited success.

MLA Source Citation:

Racine County Wisconsin History: Racine Belle City of the lakes and Racine County Wisconsin a record of settlement organization progress and achievement. SJ Clarke Pub Co. Chicago. 1916. 1216 pgs. Web. 25 December 2014. - Last updated on Aug 14th, 2012


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