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    ELWOOD M. DAVIS, who is an enterprising farmer of Newton Township, owning a good sixty-acre farm, was born on his present property, April 11, 1859, the son of Jonathan and Eleanor C. (Jones) Davis. The father, Jonathan Davis, was born in Miami County, and spent his life here engaged in farming. His wife, Eleanor, mother of the subject of this sketch, was a native of Orange County, Indiana. Both parents are now deceased. Their family numbered the following children: Albert, who is now deceased; Eliza, who married John Coat and resides in Miami County; William, deceased; Amanda, who married Anson Hildebrand and lives in Miami County; Mary, now deceased, who married Amos Brandon, who was captain of a company in the Civil War; and Elwood M., who was the youngest of his parents' children.

    Elwood M. Davis, after finishing his school studies, turned his attention to agriculture and subsequently purchased the home farm from his father. He has improved the property by building an addition to the residence as well as a new barn. Besides general farming he raises tobacco and potatoes, these two latter branches of his work being specialties with him. He has about ten acres in tobacco and from eight to ten acres planted with potatoes each year, and as he is a good practical farmer, his crops are usually plentiful and of excellent quality.

    On October 15, 1880, Mr. Davis was united in marriage with, Florence Teeter, daughter of Elias and Susannah (Moore) Teeter, who were farming people of Miami County. Mrs. Davis's father is now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Davis are the parents of children as follows: Nellie Zolo married Elmer Cool; they live in Dayton and have two children-Lenora and Lowell. Glenn is an engineer, residing at Dayton. Jessie is attending the Pleasant Hill High School. Wilma, the youngest child, is attending the Pattytown School in Newton Township.

    Mr. Davis is a Republican in his political views. He has served the township as school director. and as pike superintendent. He is a member of the Friends' church. Mrs. Davis, who was a school teacher in Miami County prior to her marriage, belongs to the Progressive Brethren Church of Pleasant Hill.

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