|Birth: ||Jul. 5, 1856|
|Death: ||Sep. 21, 1940|
h/ Alice C. Farmer Davis
s/ Samuel H. & Mary Woodmansee Davis
From the "Casper Tribune Herald", Sept. 23, 1940:
"Samuel Davis, pioneer, dies. One of the earliest settlers in central Wyoming, Samuel C. Davis, died here Saturday night at the age of 84 years. His wire, Mrs. Alice C. Davis was at his side when the end came. Mr. Davis had been in failing health for several years, his condition was agravated reently by a slight stroke.
Funeral services will be conducterd at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the Gay Chapel with Dr. Charles R. Brown, pastor of the Grace English Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harley Coates, William Grant, Harry Omstead, Art Gaylord, John Kelley and Harry Maddox.
Besides his widow, the following step-children survive; Mrs. B.L. Childers, Casper, W.E. Farmer, Casper, Mrs. F.O. Gaylord, Orin Junction, Wyo.
Born July 5, 1856 in Henry County, Iowa, Samuel Davis was taken by his parents in the spring of 1858 to Lansing, Iowa, where they made their home until 1875 when they moved to Clayton County, Iowa. There he lived until 1887 when he migrated to Nebraska in a covered wagon. In March 1889 he continued westward as far as Natrona County, his home ever since that time.
Returning to Nebraska he and Alice D. Farmer were united in marriage in March of 1897, at Hay Springs, Neb. In 1900, accompanied by his family he migrated to Wyoming in a covered wagon, homesteading on Willow Creek in the Rattlesnake range country. He engaged in the livestock business until 1918 when he established their home at 1044 South Walnut. The family home at the time of his death was 703 West Eleventh.
The homestead dating from 1901, was situated 22 miles southwest of Casper. There Mr. and Mrs. Davis met successfully the hardships of pioneer life for 19 years. They moved to Casper only when failing health prevented him from working longer. Just recently they sold the old homestead on the Oregon Trail to Jim Cheney.
Mr. Davis was a life long member of the Methodist church. He was a devoted Bible student and recently finished reading it for the seventh time. He was buried in Highland Cemetery."
Samuel Hitt Davis (1826 - 1909)
Mary F. Woodmansee Davis (1830 - 1914)
Alice C. Arrowood Farmer Davis (1862 - 1943)
Marquis DeLafayette Davis (1850 - 1851)*
Samuel Caevosso Davis (1856 - 1940)
Created by: Doug Lind
Record added: Apr 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13995652
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