Arjay Davies
Morris Co. Up


Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.

Mr. Davies, who is bookkeeper and manager for the firm of Robert F. Oram & Company, at Port Oram, was born at Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1865, and is the eldest son of John R. and Jane (Eynon) Davies, the former of whom was a native of Wales and was chief clerk in the office of the Kingston Coal Company, at Kingston, where he resided for many years. His wife was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of John Eynon, and she died in 1874.

The subject of this review passed the greater part of his youth in Scranton, where he attended the public schools and completed his studies in a private institution, after leaving which he entered the store of Carson & Davies, at Scranton, and remained in their employ for a period of fourteen years, the latter part of which he was in charge of a branch store at Peckville, Pennsylvania. In March, 1891, Mr. Davies came to Port Oram and accepted the position of bookkeeper for the firm of Robert F. Oram & Company, subsequently being promoted to the office of manager, and he is discharging his dual duties with pronounced ability and to the entire satisfaction of his employers.

Mr. Davies is an active worker in the local ranks of the Republican party, with which he is affiliated, and he is a member of the Republican county committee. He is secretary and treasurer of the local branch of the State Mutual Building & Loan Association, the main offices being located at Camden.

On the 20th of December, 1888, Mr. Davies was united in marriage to Miss Alice Watkins, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, where she was born and reared, and they have two sons and a daughter, as follows: Ewart G., Robert W. and Margaret E.  Mr. and Mrs. Davies are popular in Port Oram, where they have a large number of friends.

Transcribed by Christopher Cresta


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