Bio: Davis, Thomas (1852 – 19??)
Surnames: Davis, Michaels, Bigsby, Dunham, Lynch, Upton, Halberg
---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Davis, Thomas (4 January 1852 – 19??)
THOMAS DAVIS,* vice president of the Mosinee Land, Log and Timber Company, of Mosinee, Wis., superintendent of the mill and also a heavy stockholder, was born in Green Lake County, Wis., January 4, 1852, and is a son of Edward and Mary Davis.
Edward Davis was born in Wales, but was married in England, where his wife was born. They came some years later to the United States and settled in Green Lake County, Wis., where Edward Davis was a farmer. The following children were born to them: John, Edward, Thomas, William, Elizabeth and Mary, Elizabeth being the widow of John Michaels.
Thomas Davis obtained his education in the schools of Green Lake County and afterwards came to the northern woods and has been in the lumber business for thirty years. He has additional interests, being a stockholder in the Mosinee paper mill and also in the electric company here. As a citizen he has been useful and public-spirited and has been a member of the village board for some time. He is an independent voter, nominally a Republican.
In 1879 Mr. Davis was married to Miss Viva Bigsby, a daughter of Samuel Bigsby a farmer in Waushara County. Wis. His family was made up of the following children: Hattie, wife of W. W. Dunham; Alice, wife of James Lynch: Adelaide, wife of B. E. Upton: Viva, wife of Thomas Davis; and Samuel, Oscar and Frank. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Davis: Leon W.; Lillian E., wife of August Halberg, and Chester G. The family belongs to the Episcopal Church. Mr. Davis is identified with the Modem Woodmen of America.
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