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NO. 77 
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Old Nanty-Glo Journal News
from the Nant-Y-Glo Tri-Area Museum and Historical Society

MAY 18, 1961
Charles L. Davie, Prominent Boro Resident, Dies Sunday

Charles L. Davies, prominent Nanty-Glo Borough and Cambria County
political figure, died at 2:55 a.m. in Memorial Hospital May 14, at the age of 88.

Mr. 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.

In 1910, 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.

Prior 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.

His 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 1946.

He 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 November.

Mr. Davies was in failing health and was taken to Memorial Hospital on May 12. He died the following Sunday.

His 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.

An honorary 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.

The 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 Cemetery.

Volunteer 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.


Capitol Theater

May 21, 1961



Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine



End ... BLH


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