Notes for FRANKLIN BENJAMIN DAVIES:
Son of Isaac and ? (Griffith) Davies.
Born: August 10, 1860 in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.
Died: July 22, 1940 in Roselle, Union County, New Jersey.
Buried: July 24, 1940 in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey.
Married: Josephine ""Josie" Van Velsor Tobin October 7, 1891 in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey.
Franklin Benjamin Davies was a Wall Street broker. Mr. Davies was "Grandpa" to Patricia Genevieve Davies. His home at 606 Chestnut Street had been in the family from generations and he lived there for the last 49 years of his life. He was of Welsh descent. He died at the age of 80 and was buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. The arrangements were made by Prall Funeral Home in Roselle, New Jersey.
They resided in Roselle, New Jersey in a three story home at 606 Chestnut Street which had been moved by sledge from 4th and Chestnut duing World War I. A sledge is a large platform with wooden runners that is horse-drawn. The home had been purchased from Charles C and Mamie McQuoid. Mr McQuoid was the mayor of Roselle and Mrs. McQuoid was a good friend of Josephine's.