George Evan Davis, 1875-1955
George Evan Davis was born in Henry County, Virginia on July 31, 1875. He attended business school as a youth but did not complete any particular degree. He came to Bristol, Virginia in 1896 and was employed as a clerk for the law firm of William F. Rhea and H. G. Peters. Later, he became secretary to Judge Rhea, who represented the Ninth United States Congressional District of Virginia. Between 1901-1903, Davis later worked for the Strong Lumber Company of Bristol. In 1903, he started his own lumber company, the George Evan Davis Lumber Company of Bristol, Virginia, which he operated until his death on April 16, 1955.
He had three children: Edith M., George, and Amelia. For many years they maintained a home on Solar Street in Bristol, Virginia.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
The collection is divided into three series: Series 1, Correspondence, 1904-1908; Series 2, Subject Files, c. 1900-1981; and Series 3, Negatives and Photographic Prints, 1912-1919 and undated.
- Agriculture--Appalachian Region 1
- Appalachian Region -- Economic conditions 1
- Blueprints (reprographic copies) 1
- Chemical industry 1
- Clinch Mountain (Tenn. and Va.) 1
- Clinchport (Va.) 1
- Coal mines and mining 1
- Collective labor agreements 1
- Community development 1
- Dickenson County (Va.) 1
- Erwin (Tenn.) 1
- Fruit culture 1
- Furniture industry and trade 1
- Gate City (Va.) 1
- Holston River (Va. and Tenn.) 1
- Johnson City (Tenn.) -- History 1
- Kingsport (Tenn.)--History 1 + ∧ less