Cleveland Plain Dealer
Thursday, 25 April 1935, page 5

56 Years in Store.

Established His Business at
Euclid-E. 105th in

Caleb Davies, 87, for 56 years a Cleveland dry goods retailer, died at Cleveland Clinic Hospital yesterday Wednesday, 24 April 1935 of bronchial pneumonia.

He had been retired since 1933, although since then he had maintained an interest in four branch dry goods stores in northern Ohio.

Mr. Davies was born in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, and came to this country in 1871, going to Chicago ten days before the great Chicago fire of that year. After the fire he came to Cleveland and became associated with the Taylor & Kilpatrick Co., forerunner of Wm. Taylor Son & Co.

Six years later Mr. Davies opened his own dry goods store on Euclid Avenue at E. 105th Street, then known as Doan's Corners, and he maintained his business at that corner until he closed his store in 1933. Meanwhile, he had opened the four northern Ohio branch stores.

On June 2, 1874, Mr Davies married Rebecca Corse French, who died in December 6, 1921.

At the time of his death he was a director of the Equity Savings & Loan Co. and the senior elder of Euclid Avenue Christian Church, of which he had been an active member for more than 50 years.

He is survived by five children [in birth order]: Anna Lucretia Davies Pardington of Decatur, Ga. (wife of the late George Palmer Pardington of Nyack, NY); Horatius Bonar Davies of Cleveland; John Paton Davies, a missionary in Kinhwa, China; Rebecca Florence Davies of Detroit, and Caleb Davies, jr. of Pittsburgh. He also leaves thirteen grandchildren [1. Edward "Ned" Davies Pardington, 2. Arthur David Pardington, 3. George Palmer Pardington, Jr.; 4. Maurice Brown Davies, 5. Richard Lloyd Davies, 6. Norman Hugh Davies, 7. Theodore Evan Davies, 8. Dean Fletcher Davies; 9. John Paton Davies, Jr., 10. Donald MacNeil Davies; 11. Amy Elizabeth Davies (later Mrs. John Roberts Yingling), 12. Anna Catherine Davies (later Mrs. Wade Volwiler), 13. Caleb Davies III].

Funeral services will be held at Euclid Avenue Christian Church Saturday afternoon at 2:30. Interment will be at Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Avenue.

DAVIES: Caleb, Rydalmount Rd., beloved father of Mrs. Anna Lucretia Davies. Pardington, Horatius. Bonar, Rev. John Paton., Rebecca. Florence and Caleb Davies, jr., passed away Wednesday, April 24, 1935. Services at the Euclid Avenue Christian Church, Saturday, April 27, at 2:30 p. m.

DAVIES--Rebecca Corse. (nee French), beloved wife of Caleb Davies, 2094 E. 107th street, and mother of Mrs. Anna Lucretia Davies. Pardington, W. Horatius Bonar, Rev. John Paton., Rebecca. Florence and Caleb Davies, jr, age 76, fell asleep Tuesday, Dec, 6, at 6:35 p. m. Funeral services Friday, Dec. 9 at 2 p. m. in the Euclid avenue Christian church. Pleas omit flowers.

Wednesday, 7 Dec. 1921
Cleveland Plain Dealer?

Succumbs at Son's Home in Youngstown; Conducted Big Sunday School Class

Mrs. Caleb Davies, nee Rebecca Corse French, for many years and active worker in the Euclid Avenue Christian church and Sunday school, died last evening Tuesday, 6 Dec. 1921 of pneumonia, at the residence of her son, Caleb Davies, jr., Village of Poland, Youngstown, O., where she had spent Thanksgiving.

Mrs. Davies was one of the city's leaders in Bible class and missionary work, and although 76 years of age, had a large class in the Euclid Avenue Christian Sunday school up to the time of her last illness. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Caleb Davies, one of the pioneer merchants on the Euclid avenue and E 105th street corner, their home being at 2094 E 107th steet, their children, Mrs. Anna Lucretia Davies. Pardington of Nyack, N. Y.; Horatius. Bonar Davies of Cleveland, Rev. John Paton Davies, a missionary in China; Miss Rebecca. Florence Davies of Detroit, formerly of the Plain Dealer staff, and Caleb Davies, jr. of Youngstown.

Funeral services will be held at the Euclid Avenue Christian church at 2 p. m. Friday, Rev. J. H. Goldner officiating. Interment will be at Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Avenue.

Cleveland Plain Dealer
54th year No 342
Sunday, 8 Dec 1895 page 12 column 3

Albert French Dead.

Mr. Albert French, who died Saturday morning 7 Dec 1895 at an advanced age, was well known and highly respected, especially among the members of the Society of Friends. Mr. French had been a faithful and consistent member of that religious society. leading a blameless life and winning the esteem of all with whom he came in contact by his gentlemanness and upright conduct. The funereal will be from his late residence, No. 72 Vienna street, Monday, 2:30 p. m., standard time. Interment will be at Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Avenue.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Tuesday, 9 Nov 1915; page 2 column 4
Fort Wayne Daily News
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Tuesday, 9 Nov 1915; page 3 column 4

Fort Wayne friends will be grieved to learn of the death of Jonathan Maurice Davies, whose demise occurred Sunday afternoon 7 Nov 1915 at the Englewood hospital, Chicago. The deceased had lived here in Fort Wayne for about ten year previous to moving to Chicago, where he had made his home for the past two year with a daughter (Gwendolyn). Several children reside in Fort Wayne, and the family is well-known here.

Mr. Davies was born in Wales, Jan. 1836, and in two more months would have reached his eightieth year. While his illness was of a short duration it was of such a nature as to necessitate an operation. His advanced age prevented Mr. Davies' recovery from the ordeal.

Surviving besides the widow Ceely Sophia (Clarke) Davies are three daughters as follows: Mrs. Harry A. (Gwendolyn) Fathauer, of Chicago, and Mrs. Owen Edgar (Mabel) Pierson and Mrs. Henry C. (Anna)Trier, of this city; three sons, Ormonde Ceely Davies, of Indianapolis, and Claude Hamilton. and Vilier Davies, of this city. There are also six grandchildren. Four brothers and a sister reside in England, and Caleb Davies, a brother, lives in Cleveland.

Private funeral services will be held at the home of a son, Claude H. Davies, 1036 Columbia avenue, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. C. H. Snashall officiating. Interment at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Davies, Caleb. Letter from 409 Park Lane Villa, Cleveland, OH to Mr. & Mrs. Edward Davies Pardington, 800 South Marshall St., Winston-Salem, NC. (25 Nov 1926). Estate of Edward Davies Pardington, Jr. Transcription 27 Mar 2004 by Marshall Davies Lloyd.

409 [Park Lane Villa] Thanksgiving, 1926

Edward and Dorris Pardington

My dear Grandson and granddaughter

I have gotten into the bad habit of placing letters to be answered in the Pegeon hall in my desk and because of procrastination &c. the answers are neglected it is the case with a number of letters from my nephews and nieces in Wales as well as in this country as well as from you both. A letter from Florence a few days since informed me of the intense pain endured by Dear Dorris uppon the arrival of my first GreatGrand Child I felt so sorry on readin gthe account that I became aware of actual pain in my own heat To think that Dorris so wise affectionate and virtuous should experience so servere travail.

So great however is the Compensation following in the dignity responsibility and joy of parrenthood that good folks become reconciled to it all--I am glat to say that I have set on foot the Crating of the Walnut Crib that little Anne's Grandmother [Anna Lucretia Davies, Mrs. George Palmer Pardington, mother of Edward] was the first to occupy and was made by her Grandfather I know of no more precious heirloom in great grandfather Davies family than the said crib which I with great pleasure present to Edward and Dorris Pardington for use and comfort of Angela Davies Pardington. God please bless her

with love
Caleb Davies

Sorry I am obliged to decline your hearty invitation for Christmas and therefore will postpone the visit and enjoy the peasure of anticipation.