Biographical Sketch of W. Y. Davis
Of this city, was born in 1850, and raised in the state. While Mr. Davis is not, nor ever was a veritable “Cow Boy,” he was raised on a stock-farm and ranch, and followed that business, until a few years ago. Early in life he married a daughter of this state, and they two have presided over the “Crockett House,” since 1883. This commodious and well furnished hotel, is situated on South Main street, one block from the square, and has very justly acquired the reputation of being a favorite retreat, for the tired and hungry public. Two years of successful and highly satisfactory conduct of this well-known house, has given Mr. Davis his place among the first hotel men of the state. His manner of doing business is not that of the usual “blustery hotel man,” but is that of a quiet modest gentleman, on whom one instinctively knows that he can rely with implicit confidence. He went into business with a very small capital, but close application, perseverance and that peculiar style of “mind your own business,” has brought him to the front, financially and otherwise. A young man to day, he is likely to live a long life of useful citizenship.