Cassius W. Davis, the subject of this sketch, is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and the only living child of Moses and Elizabeth (Donnelly) Davis. Paternally, Mr. Davis is descended from English ancestors, and upon the mother’s side from Irish. He was born on the 28th day of November 1852, and at the early age of sixteen began life for himself, choosing for his calling the carpenter’s trade, at which he served a three years’ apprenticeship. He began working at his trade in Edinburg, Ind., to which place he came in 1866, and after following it several years, accepted a clerkship in the grocery house of Breeding & Bro., by whom he was employed until about the year 1883. He then became bookkeeper for H. Maley & Co. (saw and planing mill), a position he still holds. Mr. Davis is a careful and competent businessman, and enjoys the confidence of the wealthy firm, by which he is employed. In addition to his clerical position, he is interested in the mercantile business, being one of the partners to the grocery store of Maley, Davis & Co. He was married in November 1881, to Miss Ite Furgason, a native of Johnson County, Ind., daughter of Frank and Mary Furgason, of Edinburg. Mr. Davis is a member of the K. of P. order, and with his wife belongs to the Christian Church.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 410.