John Henry Kelso Davis

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John Henry Kelso Davis

Birthdate:
Birthplace: West Point, Orange County, New York, United States
Death: May 29, 1956 (80)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Moore Kelso Davis and Fanny C Davis
Husband of Edith Hollister Davis
Father of John Moore Kelso Davis, II; Leverett Brainard Davis, Sr. and Newton Brainard Davis

Managed by: Eugene Thomas
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About John Henry Kelso Davis

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=143797654

"J. H. Kelso Davis of West Hartford, a member of this Society since November 6, 1951, died at Hartford Hospital on May 30, 1956. He was former vice president and treasurer of the Case, Lockwood & Braiiiard Co., and retired Brigadier General in the National Guard.

Mr. Davis was born at West Point military reservation September 17, 1875, the son of the late Gen. John M. K. and Fannie Sanger Davis. He attended Holderness School and was graduated from Trinity College in 1899, having been captain of the baseball team and a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. Mr. Davis first worked in Hartford for the Electric Vehicle Co., and at the Buffalo Exposition in the early years of this century, he drove one of the company's cars with the President of the United States as passenger. He went on from there to the Fenn Co. as secretary, and in 1908 he became treasurer of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. He retired in 1949 as vice president, but continued his affiliation with the company as director of Connecticut Printers, Inc.

An important part of Mr. Davis's career was his connection with the Connecticut National Guard. He joined the Guard in 1903 as a lieutenant in the Infantry, working up to captain and regimental commissary officer in 1907 when he retired. He served the Infantry again from 1909 to 191 1. He transferred to the Cavalry, becoming captain of Troop B in 191 5 and went with it to the Mexican border in 1916. During World War I he was appointed adjutant of the First Military District of the State Guard, and in 1918 he was commissioned a major assigned to the Ordnance Department in Washington. Between wars, Mr. Davis was a colonel commanding the 316th Cavalry of the Organized Reserve, resigning in 1934. In World War II he was a civilian aide to the Army Air Force and civilian aide for Connecticut to the Secretary of War. In 1946 he was promoted to the retired rank of Brigadier General in the National Guard Reserve, in recognition of his services in the Army.

Col. Davis, as he liked to be called, is survived by his wife, the former Edith Hollister Brainard; four sons, John M. K. Davis of Avon, Leverett B. Davis of Newcastle, Maine, F. Kelso Davis of Essex, and Newton B. Davis of Litchfield; two daughters, Mrs. James A. Taylor of West Hartford and Mrs. Geddes Parsons of New Britain; and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Christ Church Cathedral, with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford."

"The Annual report of the Connecticut Historical Society"


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Gen. John Moore Kelso Davis ... + Fannie Sanger ....... - John H. Kelso "Col." Davis (1875-1956) ........... + Edith Hollister Brainard (1882-1976) ............... - John Moore Kelso "Jack" Davis, II of Avon ............... - Edith "Jill" Davis [Mrs. James A. Taylor, of West Hartford] ................... + James A. Taylor ............... - Leverett Brainard Davis, of Newcastle, Maine ................... + Caroline Johnston Chandler ................... + Eugenie Stearns Carhartt ............... - F. Kelso Davis, of Essex ............... - Newton B. Davis, of Litchfield ............... - Martha K. Davis Soper, of Old Saybrook [Mrs. Geddes Parsons, of New Britain] ................... + Geddes Parsons ................... + _____ Soper

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John Henry Kelso Davis's Timeline

1875
September 17, 1875
West Point, Orange County, New York, United States
1908
August 18, 1908
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
1914
April 3, 1914
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1926
March 15, 1926
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1956
May 29, 1956
Age 80
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
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Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA