In 1918, Joseph Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Davis, was the first Havre de Grace soldier killed in World Ware I and the American Legion post was named in his honor. Jacob Davis was both a Havre de Grace City councilman as well as council president and was a charter member of the city's Rotary Club. He died in 1936 and the business was continued by his wife, Katherine, until her death in 1948. The management following Mrs. Davis' death fell to Abe Davis, who served as a county commissioner for two full terms and three terms as chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. Until the end of February 1964, the store was having a sale to get rid of all of the merchandise before closing its doors for a final time.