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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:

Carolina, Clinchfield, and Ohio Railway Records

Identifier: AppMs-0096
Arrangement This collection was received in three distinct donations: original acquisition, first addendum, and second addendum. The original acquisition is broken down into twelve series: Series 1, Minutes; Series 2, Annual Reports; Series 3, Industrial Agent Correspondence; Series 4, Engineering Files; Series 5 Accident and Personal Injury Files; Series 6, Special Excursion Files; Series 7, Subject Files; Series 8, Holston Land Company; Series 9, Black Mountain Railway; Series 10,...
Dates: 1899 - 1983; Majority of material found within 1909 - 1954

George Evans Davis Lumber Company Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0090

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.

Dates: 1900-1981; 1904-1908

Additional filters:

Agriculture--Appalachian Region 1
Appalachian Region -- Economic conditions 1
Blueprints (reprographic copies) 1
Chemical industry 1
Clinch Mountain (Tenn. and Va.) 1