Anna Davis was born in England in 1862 and was only about two years old when her parents arrived in New York. She married Harry Schweitzer in 1881 and lived in Manhattan, New York, where, according to family accounts and verified by the 1910 census, she ran a boarding house. According to poultry trade magazines, Harry Schweitzer had major debt problems from about 1885 to 1905 and Anna took over the business to restore credit in those years. Anna passed away in 1923.
United States Census, 1870, New York, New York City, Manhattan, Election Dist, 2, Ward 3, p. 13, family #49.
United States Census,1900, New York, New York City, Manhattan, Ward 12, p. 7B, family #134.
United States Census, 1910, New York, New York City, Manhattan, Ward 12, 7th Ave. p, 2A, family #38.
Transcript of Death Certificate, "New York, New York City, Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949, FamilySearch.org: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WG3-M5Y (An open "D" on the original record probably looked like an "H," so "Davis" got transcribed as "Harris."
↑ "Local Poultry Gossip,"
New York Produce Review, Janury 10,1906, Volume 21, p. 458.