William Davis, farmer, section 20, Sherman Township, was born in Tucarawas Co., Ohio, Oct. 3, 1847. He came with his parents to De Kalb Co., Ind., where he lived until the fall of 1880, when he came to Newaygo County and settled on 60 acres of land he had previously purchased, in Sherman Township. He had 15 acres under cultivation.
He was married in De Kalb Co., Ind., to Martha Rodarmer, a native of Ohio. She was finely educated and taught school for 26 terms. Mr. and Mrs. Davis had two children Nellie and Harry D. Mr. Davis was elected School Inspector in the spring of 1882, and was a incumbent of the office; was also Treasurer of School District No. 3, Sherman Township. He was a Republican, and his wife was a member of the United Brethren Church.
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