JAMES G. DAVIS
James G. Davis, a popular citizen of Weed, Siskiyou County, is one of the owners of the California pool hall, soft drink parlor and restaurant, one of the leading establishments of its kind in this section of the valley. He has gained success through hard work and good management and is worthy of the high place which he holds in the community. Born in Greece on the 26th of October, 1891, he is a son of George and Constandina (Kormas) Davis, both of whom are still living in Greece. The father is a farmer and also serves as tax collector.
James G. Davis received his education in his native land and came to the United States in 1906, at the age of fifteen years. He entered the employ of the Algoma Lumber Company, with which he was connected for thirteen years. Later he was with the Fruit Growers Supply Company, at Hilt, California, for five years, and in 1927 came to Weed and established his present restaurant business. He has fine equipment, maintains the place at the highest standard of excellence and by careful attention to the needs and desires of his patrons has built up a very satisfactory business. His partner is his cousin, James Kormas.
In 1918 Mr. Davis enlisted in the United States Army at Klamath Falls, Oregon, and went into training at Fort MacArthur. From there he was sent to Camp Upton and thence overseas, where he saw fourteen months of active service. He was promoted to corporal and was honorably discharged from the service August 25, 1919, on Long Island, New York. Mr. Davis is one of seventeen hundred young Greeks to whom a gracious compliment was paid in an invitation to them to pay a visit to their native land at the expense of the government of Greece. These seventeen hundred Greeks took out citizenship papers in this country on the advice of their home government, and served their adopted country during the late war, and now, together with one hundred American Ex-officers, they are spending six months in their old home land (1930). Mr. Davis was particularly glad of the opportunity of visiting his mother, who is now very aged. The plans were that on their arrival near their native land they would be met by the Greek Navy and saluted. Their entire expense while in Greece is to be borne by that government.
In Yreka, California, Mr. Davis was united in marriage to Miss Anna Nunes, whose death occurred on December 20, 1929. On October 5, 1930, he married Mary Ecomomou, a well educated and cultured young lady of Greece, daughter of George and Stravroula Ecomomou, her father being in the confectionery business. In his political affiliation Mr. Davis is a Democrat, while fraternally he is a member of the Knights of Pythias at Hornbrook, California, and the Dramatic Order of Knights of Khorassan at Redding. Mr. Davis is fond of outdoor sports, particularly of baseball and hunting. Throughout the community in which he lives he is popular, owing to his good qualities, his business ability and his friendly manner.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 3 Pages 200-203. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.
© 2010 Gerald Iaquinta.