James R. Davis is on the right in this 1905 picture of Sandusky mail carriers. According to U.S. Census records, James R. Davis was born about 1877 in Virginia. Mr. Davis was appointed mail carrier at the Sandusky Post Office in 1903, a position he held for thirty-nine years. For thirty years, Mr. Davis served as president of the Ohio Baptist Sunday School Convention. In his many years as a member of the Second Baptist Church, Mr. Davis served in a variety of posts, including deacon, trustee, Sunday School superintendent, and financial secretary. On June 22, 1953, he was honored at a banquet at Second Baptist Church. An article about the banquet appeared in the June 20, 1953 issue of the Sandusky Register.
James R. Davis died in the summer of 1965. He was buried in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Davis was well known and respected in Sandusky for many years. You can see him in the picture below, taken in 1912 at the old Post Office Annex on Market Street.