Solano County

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It properly may be said that the record of Horace E. Davis is that of a man who has, by his persistent and well directed industry and honorable business methods, worked his way from a modest beginning to an independent and respected place among the business men of Vallejo, and he has thereby won the marked esteem and commendation of all who know him. Mr. Davis was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on the 26th day of April, 1892, and is the son of Charles and Minnie (Standerfur) Davis, the former a harnessmaker, who are now living in Tacoma, Washington.

Horace E. Davis was educated in the public schools of Knoxville and as soon as old enough he went to work at anything he could find to do. He was ambitious and mentally alert and during his leisure hours took up the study of civil engineering. Though self-taught, he became proficient in this profession and was engaged in the practice of the same for several years. In 1920 Mr. Davis came to Vallejo and opened a cafe, in the operation of which he has been eminently successful. He also opened a restaurant in San Diego, but later sold that in order to be able to concentrate his attention on his Vallejo interests. He opened his cafe here in a modest way, but by giving the best of service, promptly and under ideal sanitary conditions, he soon won the confidence of the public and his business has steadily grown until today he has one of the best and most representative trades in the Bay counties, having been compelled to add another room. He employs twenty-one persons in his establishment and gives his close supervisory attention to all departments of the service.

Mr. Davis married Miss Margaret Smith, who was born and reared in Michigan. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Improved Order of Red Men. Politically, he maintains an independent attitude, voting according to the dictates of his own judgment. Because of his success and his fine personal character, he enjoys the confidence and good will of all who know him.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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