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James Foss Davis, Ellsworth, ca. 1875

Contributed by Ellsworth Public Library

James F. Davis, the first mayor of Ellsworth (1817-1897), was born in Hollis. In 1841 he went to work for older brother, Simeon, who ran a mill at Ellsworth Falls.

He became a selectman in 1860 and mayor in 1869 when Ellsworth adopted a new city charter and new form of government. Davis defeated John B. Redman by a vote of 318 to 198.

He was married to Eleanor Lord Davis. They had five children.

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  • Title: James Foss Davis, Ellsworth, ca. 1875
  • Creation Date: circa 1875
  • Subject Date: circa 1875
  • Town: Ellsworth
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 14 cm x 10 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Ellsworth Public Library
20 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-6363
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