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John O. Davis    

John O. Davis, one of East Liverpool’s [Ohio] popular young business men, is a native of Pennsylvania. He was born at Hookstown, July 29, 1890, and is the son of William Zane and Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) Davis.

William Zane Davis, deceased, was born at Frankfort, W. Va. He attended Scio College, where he studied pharmacy. Later he was interested in the oil business in West Virginia. He died in January, 1915, and is buried at Georgetown, Pa. His widow, a native of Hookstown, Pa., lives in East Liverpool. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Davis, as follows: Thomas, died in 1905; Cora, died in 1913, was the wife of James Bond, who lives in Michigan; William Zane, lives at Freedom, Pa.; Joseph, died in 1919; Bertha, deceased; John O., the subject of this sketch; Harry, lives at Freedom, Pa.; James, lives in East Liverpool, is a World War veteran, having served with the 331st Field Artillery; and Mary, deceased.

John O. Davis was educated in the public schools of East Liverpool, and when a young man learned the potter’s trade in the employ of the Knowles Taylor & Knowles Pottery Company. He remained with this concern until 1923, when he purchased his present business, which is known as the Man O’ War Billiard Parlors. Mr. Davis’ place of business is well conducted and widely patronized. He also carries a fine line of cigars, candies and refreshments.

On Oct. 28, 1910, Mr. Davis was married to Miss Bethel Reynolds, of East Liverpool, the daughter of Robert S. and Priscilla (De Long) Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds is a well known building contractor of East Liverpool. To Mr. and Mrs. Davis three children have been born: Roland, born July 1, 1912, attends East Liverpool High School; Helen, born Dec. 28, 1914; and Ruby, born Nov. 11, 1918.

Mr. Davis is a Republican and a member of the First Baptist Church and the Loyal Order of Moose.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio 1926, Topeka: Historical Pub. Co., Barth, Harold B., 1926, page 619. View the images of the pages of this biography on line. Free Trial   Search Hundreds of 1880s-1890s Pennsylvania County History Books for biographies and historical information on your ancestors.  View the book page images on line and print them out for your genealogy file!  Free Access to the old history books - plus birth & death records, census images and ALL other records at

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