Charles C. Davis, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
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Charles C. Davis, merchant, Lockport, La., who merits the respect of all for his
and energy, is a native Mississippian, born in Biloxi in 1848. He came
with his parents to
Louisiana when quite small and with them settled in La Fourche parish. He
received a good
practical education in the public schools of Lockport and afterward started out
to battle for
himself as a laborer on a plantation. This he continued for one year and
then began peddling,
which occupation he was engaged in for a year and a half. After this he
was freighting on a
boat for six months, then planted for the same length of time, and since then
has been in the
mercantile and butcher business. He has pushed himself to the front in
business circles, and
demonstrates his ability to cope with the realities of life. He carries a
stock of goods
valued at $4,000 and his annual sales amount to about $12,000. He was
married in 1869 to Miss
Celestine Frolechlor, a native of New Orleans, and of this union nine children
have been the
issue, seven of whom are still living--four sons and three daughters. Mr.
Davis is active in
all enterprises of a laudable nature and contributes liberally of his means to
each and all.
He is trying to give his children every educational advantage in his power.
Mr. Davis' father
died when our subject was very young, but the mother, who was born in 1824, is
still living and
has made her home with Charles C. the principal part of his life. Mr.
Davis' son, C. J.,
received a thorough education in the public schools of Lockport and is now
book-keeper for his father. Mr. Davis is a member of the Catholic church,
and in politics is
Biographical and Historical Memoires of Louisiana, (vol. 1), p. 371.
Published by the
Goodspeed Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892.