Carroll County Biographies


Herman L. Davis is one of the enterprising youjng farmers, natives of Carroll county, who are actively assisting in the maintenance and promotion of its extensive agricultural interests. He owns a fine, highly-improved farm on section 34, Salem township, the place of his birth, which he has under admirable tillage and provided with a neat and substantial set of farm-buildings and everything necessary to the prosecution of his calling.

Our subject is a son of Phineas T. & Sally (Cole) Davis. He was born in Salem Township, Jan. 17, 1864 and was here reared to a vigorous, self-reliant manhood, receiving a substantial education in the public schools. He has been engaged in agricultural pursuits, and his farm of 80 acres, all of which is under cultivation,compares in point of value and improvement with any of the best of like size in the county. He is well endowed mentally and physically, and although young, has already shown himself to be possessed of the tact, firmness and stability of character so requisite ot success in any walk of life, and, if he continues to prosper, will undoubtedly one day occupy a high place among the solid, moneyed men of his native county.

Mr. Davis and Miss Alice Harmon were united in marriage June 22, 1866 at Leon, Decatur Co., Iowa. Mrs. Davis was born in Marengo IL, April 10, 1868 and was the second of the eight children of R.J. and Mary (Shenes) Harmon now residents of Davis City, Iowa. The pleasant household of our subject and his amiable wife has been brightened by the birth of a little son, Albert D. Mr. Davis interests himself in all that concerns his native township, and readily enters into all plans for its advancement. He is an ardent Democrat.

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