Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
L. DAVIES, a practicing attorney
at law of Davenport, was born in Neath, Pennsylvania, May 24, 1865, the
son of Philip and Catharine I. Davies. The mother is still living
in the state of Pennsylvania; the father is deceased.
The boyhood of Mr. Davies was spent on a farm
with his parents during which period of life he was given the advantage
of a grammar school training, and at the age of sixteen he entered the
Leraysville Academy. Passing through this institution he was graduated
in 1887 from the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute, then entered Cornell
University at Ithica, New York, from which he was graduated in 1892.
He was also graduated from the law department of this school.
During the fall of 1892 he came west and located
at Ritzville, Washington, embarking at once upon the practice of his profession.
Success attended him from the first so that by the springtime of 1893 he
had built up a good practice and made many friends. During the year
following his advent in Ritzville he was appointed prosecuting attorney
of Adams county to fill a vacancy, and was elected to succeed himself at
the election of 1894. The following year he resigned his office in
order to remove to Davenport where he has been actively engaged in the
practice of his profession since that time.
Mr. Davies has always taken a deep and active
interest in politics, affiliating at all times with the Republican party.
He holds membership in the Masonic, the Maccabees and the W. O. W. fraternities.
February 11, 1890, occurred the marriage of
Mr. Davies and Miss Belle Hutchinson, a native of Leraysville, Pennsylvania.
To this union one child has been born, L. Wayne Davies.
During the short time Mr. Davies has been
engaged in the law he has acquired an extensive and growing practice, and
has made for himself an enviable reputation in the community in which he
resides, both as a barrister and a man.