At the age of eleven David left Ireland with friends of the family and settled near Elmira, Ontario. Here Davis worked in grist mill for a George Henderson alongside John Oliver (later M.L.A. for Delta.) The two youths taught each other how to swim in the mill pond.
On coming to British Columbia Davis worked on road construction (107) in the Fraser Valley before purchasing the Dunn property. Davis who married in 1892, remained on his Langley ranch until his death in 1901.
Copyright Jacob Romeyn March 2008