Davis, Augustine died 1933
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 3/6/2006 at 07:36:57
New York, Jan. 20 - Augustine Davis, who invented and manufactured acetylene lighting and welding apparatus, is dead. He succumbed yesterday at his home in his eighty-second year. At Chicago in 1896 he invented the acetylene lighting generator which was widely used for illumination. A native of Elkader, Ia., he lived for a time at Dubuque with his grandfather, Timothy Davis, member of congress. Moving to Galesville, Wis., in 1867, he later organized the Galesville Independent, now the Galesville Republican.
Two years after marrying Miss Serena A. Crouch in Galesville in 1879, he migrated with his wife to Huron, Dakota territory. He had extensive newspaper and business projects there.
A few years later he became publisher of the National Journalist in Chicago and still later, in Lewiston, N.Y., he organized and published the Lewiston Searchlight and the Depew Herald. He took a leading part in the construction of the Niagra power canal.
After inventing the Acetylene lighting generator in Chicago, he formed, in Elkhart, Ind., the Davis Acetylene company.
He also had several other business interests. His winter home was at Coral Gables, Fla.
Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, Michigan,
January 20, 1933
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