John Evan Davis

John (b. 1892), or Evan as he would go by for a time, worked at his grandfather’s cigar company for a short time. However, he answered the call during WWI and served in the aviation department of the United States Army. A few letters to his family survive. Below is an example in which he sketched, for his mother, a drawing of the kind of sweater the other ‘boys’ are wearing. After the war he worked at the cigar company again before establishing the National Guarantee and Finance Company in Columbus, Ohio.

2nd page of letter from John Evan Davis to his mother, Ida (Fletcher) Davis. October 11, 1917.

1st page of letter from John Evans Davis to his mother, Ida (Fletcher) Davis. October 11, 1917.

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