Biography of Charles C. Davison

Charles C. Davison. who has been prominently connected with the milling industry in the state of New York for many years, is a son of Ozmer L. Davison, who came to New York from New England and spent the greater part of his life engaged in agricultural pursuits. He died at Odessa, New York, in 1900, and his wife died in 1896.

Charles C., son of Ozmer L. Davison, was born in Odessa, Schuyler county, New York, June 22, 1868. He was graduated from the Odessa high school, then studied and was prepared for college at Cook’s Academy, and matriculated at Cornell University. After a few days’ attendance of the lectures at the university, finding that a life of study did not appeal to him, he accepted a position in a flour mill at Ithaca, New York, and at the end of one year returned to Odessa, where he also found employment in a flour mill and finished learning the trade of milling. He then went to Elmira, New York, remaining there for one year, and after a year and a half spent in traveling as an expert miller, he went to Trumansburg, Tompkins county, New York, where he remained one year. He again returned to Odessa, where he purchased a mill which he operated for a period of three years, then sold and went to Geneva, New York, where he opened a flour and feed store, March, 1897, which he conducted for seven years. In 1904 he bought the Geneva Flouring Mill, the oldest in the city, it having been erected in 1874. It has a capacity of eighty barrels daily. and Mr. Davison has special brands of flour for home consumption known as the “Lithia,” “Dandy,” and “Delight.” He ships the greater portion of his product to the east. His mill consumes about sixty thousand bushels of wheat annually in addition to a large amount of other grains, and gives employment to seven men. He is a member of the Democratic party and of the First Presbyterian Church, and is connected with the following organizations: The Blue Lodge, Chapter, Commandery and Shrine of the Masonic fraternity; Commercial Travelers’ Club: Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Kanadasaga Club.

Mr. Davison married, September 6, 1897, A. Louise, born in Trumansburg, New York, daughter of John and Annette Creque. They have one child : Annette B., born November 22, 1898.



Milliken, Charles F. The History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. 1911.

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