GEORGE H. DAVIS, a well-known citizen of Toronto and one of the most successful blacksmiths of the township of Island Creek was born January 27, 1848, the son of Mathew and Elizabeth (Johns) Davis, the former of whom was a native of Pennsylvania. His father came to Steubenville, Ohio, in 1840 and in 1844 was married to Elizabeth Johns who bore him three sons and three daughters, of whom one is now deceased. The father followed the occupation of farming throughout life, and died in this county, of which he was for some time a valued and worthy citizen, in 1879. His widow is still living. George H. Davis began farming at an early age and continued to work on the farm until he was twenty-three years old, and then he began work as a blacksmith an occupation which has been his ever since. In 1874 he came to Toronto and opened the establishment he now successfully conducts. He is an esteemed citizen, in politics is an ardent prohibitionist and fraternally is a prominent member of the Odd Fellows, the Mystic Circle and the Good Templars. In 1871 Mr. Davis was married to Nellie, daughter of John Myers, and they have one child, Helen G., who was born in June 1879.
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