Chapter Forty Seven
October 5, 1939
I first became acquainted with Forrest T. Davis in January, 1896. Forrest and I worked together for over 20 years and it so happened that I was in charge of most all the work we did and I want to say that I have never worked with a more agreeable man than Forrest Davis. He was always willing to do what should be done and he wanted to do it just as we wanted it done. Forrest and I differed in politics and we would have some very heated arguments sometimes, but never reached the point of getting angry at each other on this subject. We would always end the argument just like we started it—the very best of friends. He would still feel that he was right an I still believed I was right.
Forrest married Miss Mollie Harrill and he made a wise choice when he chose her for a wife, as she has proved to, be a very fine woman. They have reared a family of ten children, all still living. Forrest’s father was J. W. Davis, who served as county superintendent of public instruction for Rutherford county several years, and his mother was Miss Jennie Eaves before her marriage, and she was postmaster at Forest City for several years.
Forrest Davis served on the school board of the Forest City graded school and he also served on the board of aldermen of Forest City and he is now one of the county commissioners.
While Forrest and I still differ in politics, we still retain that good friendship of a lifetime.