Charles Davis, Sr. was born on July 8, 1878 in Bangor, Iowa. Elsie Daede was born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Daede on March 7, 1886. Charles and Elsie were married n 1912, and lived on the Charles Daede farm near Ypsilanti, North Dakota.
Charles Davis, Sr. was one of the founders of Ypsilanti Equity Elevator, the first vice-president of Ypsilanti-Corwin School District, and served on the Ypsilanti Township school board for twenty-five years. They lived on the farm from 1912 to 1945.
Their children included: James, Etheline, Agnes, Sophie, and Charles.