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Re: Zelda McKenzie of ElkCounty -Hallton, PA
Posted by: Dorothy Davis Collings Date: March 15, 2002 at 15:38:01
In Reply to: Re: Zelda McKenzie of ElkCounty -Hallton, PA by R. A. Larson of 374

Hello R. A.==In reply to you answer to my request, my grandfather (married to Mary Elizabeth Campbell, my grandmother)was named John F. Davis. They were married in Belfast, New York on 18 April 1890 and moved to their first home immediately thereafter at Hallton, PA., where my grandfather had built a home and where he worked in the lumber industry there, They had been married in New York as my grandmother had relatives there, who had originally been from PA.(from the McCracken clans so prolific in Clearfield County)My grandfather was raised in Clarion County prior to his building the home in Hallton. (In Callensburg,PA), where his mother and father resided.(Their names were John B. Davis and Adaline(Adda) Anderson Davis. )You mention you have Davis relations also - do you suppose they are related too? My greatgrandfather, John B. came from a LARGE family that lived (when he was younger) in Licking Township in Clarion County, PA. --(follow through on this portion)- Now, to Hallton. My father John King Davis, my two aunts Frances Annie Salome Davis and Hilda Adda Davis all were born at Hallton, PA and attended school there - my Aunt Frances attending Clarion Normal College and teaching one year there at Hallton before the family all moved to Everett, WA. in 1910. At the time they were living in Hallton, Zelda was living with them, going to the local school and was listed in the census as Zelda McKenzie -however it is possible she was recently married at the time the family moved west as she didnot come with them. By the way, I have pictures of the school with pictures of the group (my aunts and dad included)- also a great picture of the lumber group of workers there in Hallton, with my dad and granddad along with others.== My cousin and I spent 12 days visiting there in Western PA this summer - BUT we were a stones throw from the main section of the town of Hallton but for some reason we couldn't find the turnoff road from the main road that went into the town (main street) of Hallton. We were so hoping to get a picture of the main street. Someone told us they still had an OLD hotel they called the HALLTON HILTON (very loveinly) and a store. Do you ever get up that way? Anyway, I have babbled on but hope this helps both of us---Do tell me how you fit into the Davis clan. We have a group of us that are going back as far as we can. My great great grandfather was Thomas Davis who was b. 5 April 1793 anddied 5 April 1854 and is buried in Concord Cemetery, Perry Township, Clarion County (he had 12 children)= then my ggg grandfather was David Davis who we feel probably lived in Westmoreland County - but have no further info on him.
Dorothy Davis Collings

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