Bio: Davis, George S. (1881)


Surnames: Davis, Nelson

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 320

GEORGE S. DAVIS, superintendent of yards, Eau Claire Lumber Company. Was born in Findlay, Hancock Co., Ohio, Aug. 13, 1849. In 1850, his parents moved to Cincinnati, and in 1857, to St. Louis. George S. became connected with the Eau Claire Lumber Company at St. Louis, Feb. 12, 1872. He laid out the yards in Eau Claire for this company, and started them June 14, 1879, having charge of them since that time. The yards cover twenty-five acres, having a capacity for piling 1,000,000 feet to the acre, in piles twenty feet high. The average shipments from these yards are 2,500,000 feet per month. Mr. Davis was married in Georgetown, Essex Co., Mass., March 2, 1880, to Apphia L. Nelson, a native of Georgetown. Mr. D. is a member of the Temple of Honor.



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