William N. Davis

WILLIAM N. DAVIS. One of the county's enterprising business men is William N. Davis, of Greensburg, born November 23, 1873, in Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, son of Isaac and Lucy (Remaley) Davis, both natives of the same county.


Until reaching the age of fifteen William N. Davis attended the common schools of his native county, and then for two years was engaged in agricultural pursuits. At the end of that time he took a position as clerk in a general store at South Greensburg, where he remained six years. He then opened a general feed store on Mount Pleasant street, at the Pennsylvania railroad crossing, where he has since conducted a flourishing business. He deals extensively in everything pertaining to his line of trade. He takes an active interest in everything relating to the welfare of the community, and supports with his voice and vote the principles advocated and upheld by the Democratic party. Mr. Davis married, April 12, 1900, Laura V. Searight, and they have two children: Oliverettie Jennie, born August 6, 1901; and William Remalia Derry, born July 23, 1903. Mrs. Davis was born in 1877, in Pittsburg, and is the daughter of Samuel and Oliverettie (Cunningham) Searight, both natives of that city.


Source: Page(s) 100, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.

Transcribed February 2006 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project

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