John Davies

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John Davies was born 17 May 1843 in Mount Ash. Glamorganshire, Wales.John married Ann Richards [b. 19 Oct 1843] on 9 Feb 1863 in Glamorganshire, Wales.John and Ann came to America in 1870. They moved to Taylor, Pennsylvania. His goal was to work as a coal miner.


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John became a very successful businessman!1. He founded the Davis Hotel.2. He founded the Davis Livery Stable.3. He also founded the Davis Funeral Home.


John Davies was a member of the Knights of Labor and a staunch advocate of unions as a result he was blacklisted from working in the mines.

As a result he became one of the most influential and well respected man in the history of Taylor, Pa.

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Click to Learn About the History of Taylor Pennslyvania


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