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.
About This Item
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:Ellsworth Public Library
20 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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