Through the courtesy of Mike Kennedy, who prepared the following list, viewers may be able to track some missing relatives.

Davis Sewing Machine Migration

Here is a partial list of Watertown residents who moved from Watertown to Dayton, Ohio, in January and Februarey of 1890. These individuals and families were employees of the Davis Sewing Machine Company which moved to Dayton at that time.

This list consists of individuals who moved in two groups. The first group left on January 13, 1890, and the second group followed on February 24, 1890. There may have been other groups before and after those dates, since various articles state that between 500 and 1,000 people may have made the move.

If anyone finds additional names, please share with Mike (kennedmr@siscom.net) and with the website. One possible source of more names may possibly be an article written by James F. Pappa, former mayor of Watertown, March 1, 1924 for the Watertown Daily Times. If anyone has a copy or photocopy, I would appreciate getting any names.

A local article here mentioned that some people did return to Watertown because of the floods in Dayton (1913?)

WATERTOWN RESIDENTS AND EMPLOYEES OF DAVIS SEWING MACHINE COMPANY
WHO MOVED TO DAYTON, OHIO


January 3, 1890

BUDROE, DOLPH & FAMILY
BUDROE, FRED & FAMILY
BURNS, J.A.
BURT, JAMES C.
COREY, TOM
CHADWICK, MELVIN & WIFE
CUNNINGHAM, HENRY

FEBRUARY 24, 1890

ARNOLD, NEWTON & FAMILY
ATHERTON, CHARLES
ATHERTON, MISS
ATHERTON, MRS. C.
ATHERTON, SIMEON & FAMILY
BEROW, WILLIAM & FAMILY
BISHOP, HENRY
BOOTH, HARRY & FAMILY
BOYCE, HIRAM
BRENNAN, MARTIN
BROWN, JOSEPH
CAREY, FRED C.
CAREY, JOHN
CLARK, CHARLES
CLARY, WILLIAM
CLOBRIDGE, LLOYD
CONNORS, THOMAS
COON, WILLIAM
CORCORAN, THOMAS
COX, THOMAS
CUNNINGHAM, W.W. & WIFE
DAVIS, C.W.
DAVIS, MRS. C.W.
DeMARSE, HENRY & FAMILY
DEMARSE, MOSES
DUFFER, T.
DUKE, CHARLES
DUKE, HARRY
FARN, D.H. & FAMILY
FINN, THOMAS
FITZGERALD, M.G.
FLANAGAN, THOMAS
FREEMAN, J.W. & FAMILY
GETTINGS, FRED
GRAVES, EDWARD & FAMILY
HALEY, THOMAS
HARE, D.H.
HARRIS, CHARLES
HARTLEY, J.J.
HEINTZELMAN, JOSEPH
HENDERSON, PRATT
HOWE, CHARLES
HULL, WALTER & FAMILY
JOHNSON, A.E.
JOHNSON, FRED
JOHNSON, LEVI A.
JOHNSON, WILLIAM & FAMILY
KENNEDY, EDWARD
KNOWLTON, BERT
LAFLIN, SHELDON & WIFE
LAWRENCE, WILLIAM
LAWTON, L..A. & SON
LAWTON, MRS. L.A.
LOCKYEAR, JOHN & FAMILY
LORRAINE, FRED
LORRAINE, JOHN
MAIN, JOHN
MALTBY, EDWARD & WIFE
MANN, THOMAS & FAMILY
MANSON, DAVID & FAMILY
MARTELL, DAVID
MARTELL, E.S.
McCARTHY, JOHN
McCOY, WILLIAM
McGRAVEY, CHARLES
O'LEARY, C. & FAMILY
O'ROURKE, ADDISON
PARSNOW, JOHN
PETERS, JAMES & FAMILY
PHILLIPS, D.H.
POTTER, MRS. C. & FAMILY
POTTER, CHESTER
QUAIL, CHARLES
RANDOLPH, CHARLES & FAMILY
RASAY, G. F. & WIFE
ROONEY, CHARLES
SAMPSON, EDWARD
SCOVILLE, C.B.
SEAVER, FRANK
SHAW, SIDNEY
SMITH, FRANK
SMITH, GEORGE
SPENCER, THOMAS & FAMILY
STURDEVANT, FRED
THOMAS, GEORGE jr.
VAN NORMAN, GEORGE
WHITFIELD, RICHARD
WINCH, CHARLES
WINCH, FRANK
ZUPPINGER, A. & FAMILY


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