Nanty-Glo Journal News
Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum and Historical Society
L. Davie, Prominent Boro Resident, Dies Sunday
L. Davies, prominent Nanty-Glo Borough and Cambria County
died at 2:55 a.m. in Memorial Hospital May 14, at the age of 88.
Davies was born October 20, 1872, in Barclay, Bradford County, the son of Thomas
and Elizabeth (Nutting) Davies. From there, the family moved to Arnot, Tioga County,
then to St. Benedict, where he was employed as a foreman in the mines.
Mr. Davies arrived in Nanty-Glo, and was employed as foreman at Springfield and
Dunwiddie mines. He made Nanty-Glo his home since that time and lately resided
at 949 Wagner Street. When Nanty-Glo was incorporated as a borough in 1918, he
was one of seven councilmen appointed by the courts to sit in that body. Up until
his death, he was the only one living of the original seven councilmen.
to coming to Nanty-Glo, Mr. Davies served one term as director of the St. Benedict
school district, and served one term as director of the Jackson Township (now
Nanty-Glo section) school district.
tenure as councilman was 14 years, and upon the death of Burgess T. P. Burns,
Mr. Davies was appointed to serve out the unexpired term in 1939. At the following
election, Mr. Davies was re-elected burgess and served a four-year term until
had served 18 years as justice of the peace in the borough, and served two terms
as Cambria County jury commissioner. In 1957, Mr. Davies ran for re-election in
that office, but was defeated in the primaries for the Republican nomination by
E. L Hahn. In that same election, however, he also ran for justice of the peace,
won both Democrat and Republican nominations, and subsequently was elected in
Davies was in failing health and was taken to Memorial Hospital on May 12. He
died the following Sunday.
survivors included two daughters. Agnes, wife of Steve Kaschalk, and Mrs. J. L.
Porias, both of Nanty-Glo, as well as 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
life member of the Nanty-Glo Volunteer Fire Company, he was also a member of Ebensburg
Lodge 312, F & M; Williamsport Consistory; Jaffa Shrine, Altoona; Portage
Royal Arch Chapter, Johnstown; Squires & Constables Association of Pennsylvania.
body lay in state in the Nanty-Glo Methodist Church from noon Wednesday until
services at 2 p.m.. Officiated by Rev. Howard N. Boyd. Burial was in Mundy's Corner
firemen met at 6 p.m. Monday in the Fire Hall and paid their last respects in
a body at 6:30 p.m. at Ondriezek Funeral Home, where Masonic services were held
at 8 p.m.
IN A NIGHTS WORK"
Martin and Shirley MacLaine
End ... BLH