Nelson Davis, Jr. and his sister Jane at their father's camp on Long Pond
Courtesy of Rick Lipinskas

Undated, unidentified clipping in a scrapbook at the Saranac Lake Veteran's Club.Born: September 17, 1921

Died: February 5, 1997

Married: Mary Amarel

Nelson Davis, Jr., was a son of Nelson Davis. He was a World War II veteran.  He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson R. Davis, Sr. of 203 Lake Street.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 6, 1997

Nelson R. Davis

SARANAC LAKE - Nelson R. Davis, 75, of 203 Lake Street here, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Born Sept. 17, 1921 in Shickshinny, Pa., he was the son of Nelson Davis and Margaret (McCullough) Davis Sr. Mr. Davis was married to the former Mary Amarel on Aug. 19, 1987 in Saranac Lake.

A resident of Saranac Lake since 1976, Mr. Davis was employed as an airline pilot for U.S. Air for 36 years, retiring in 1976. During World War II he was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was a member of the Adirondack Airport District Advisory Committee for several years, and an avid alpine skier.

Survivors include his wife; a sister, Jane Nelson of Saranac Lake; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in May. Interment will be in the Brookside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the Fortune- Keough Funeral Home.

Chateaugay Record, September 29, 1944.

Saranac Lake Flier Now Reported Safe.

Warrant Officer Nelson R. Davis, Jr., R. C. A. F. Beaufighter pilot, is alive and well. His parents Mr. and Mrs. Nelson R. Davis, of Saranac Lake, have received word to that effect, following a previous message last week that their son was missing in action.

A cablegram was sent by the flier, gave no other details beyond the fact he was back with his unit in an undisclosed area.

First Saranac Lake man to win his wings as an Allied flier, Warrant Officer Davis has seen action in this hemisphere as a Liberator pilot escorting Canadian convoys to Iceland; as a pilot with the British coastal command on patrol duty over the North Sea and lately with the R. A. F- Middle East coastal command.