American Automobile Racing, An Illustrated History by Albert R. Bochroch, 1974,
"In his bibliography Transcontinental Automobile
Travel, 1903-1940, Carey S. Bliss tells of a Mr.
and Mrs. John D. Davis, who left New York for San Fran-
cisco, on July 13, 1899, arrived in Detroit on August 19,
then disappeared never to heard from again."
I can find no evidence that they were ever in Detroit.
Check at newspapers.com
In a rather comical story it records a retirement in
Cleveland, Ohio on August 16 with the crew in a
"state of collapse."
The wife was Louise Hitchkock Davis, from New Haven, Connecticut.
The "Touring Cart" was constructed by the National Motor Company
Report from Adrian, Michigan, car towed from Palmyra, dated September 16.
Edited by Rupertlt1, 26 December 2018 - 19:24.