|Birth: ||Nov. 14, 1892|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1951|
J.W. Davis was killed this morning (Wed.) about 10 o'clock in an automobile collision with George Moxham at a blind intersection near the Ed Richards place. L.L. Thomas took Mr. Davis to the Belleville hospital where he died of severe head injuries. Mr. Moxham was reported to be suffering from shock but no severe injuries.
James William Davis was born Nov. 14, 1892 in the community where he lived his life. He attended the Liberty Center grade school and was a graduate of the Chester High School. After graduation in 1914 he taught one year in the Milner School, and in the following year he started farming in partnership with his father. In 1917 he was married to Inez Richards and they lived a full, happy life on the old farmstead.
Mr. Davis was a life-long member of the Liberty Center Sunday School, and at the time of his death, he was superintendent of the group. He was converted in his youth, and in August 1913 he rededicated his life to Christian service. He was a scholar of the Bible, and a deeply religious man. Throughout his life he applied the principles of christian living to his every day life and he actively gave support to many missionary projects abroad.
He served for many years on the Liberty Center school board, and was one of the leaders in the recent re-organization of the new consolidated school districts.
A progressive farm man, Mr. Davis was a leader in improved farming practices in the community. He was one of the first three farmers honored by the local Soil Conservation Service for the use of such practices. He was a leader in the local Farm Bureau organization, and followed the agricultural extension program.
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Davis; one sister, Margaret Eickman; and one son, Lawrence, who died in babyhood. He is survived by his wife, Inez; his mother, Mrs. Winnie Davis; five sisters, Mrs. Sam Jefferies (sic), Mrs. Walter Moxham, Mrs. Ross Lane, Mrs. Clarence Palmer and Miss Leota Davis. Five children survive him, Mrs. Gladys Dewey of Belleville; Wilbur Davis of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Mrs. Lola Gemmell of Lincoln, Nebr.; Miss Wilma Davis of Fort Collins, Colo.; and Barbara, a high school student still at home. His seven grandchildren were a source of constant enjoyment to him.
Although his death on January 10, 1951, may seem untimely, the fullness of hs 58 years is apparent and his passing brings to a completion a fruitful life.
The funeral services were held Saturday, January 13th, from the Chester Christian church (sic), Rev. C.M. Foust and Rev. Amos Rundus of Munden officiating. Burial was made in the Chester cemetery (sic).
Edwin Davis (1863 - 1935)
Winnie Etta Larkins Davis (1869 - 1957)
Inez Edith Richards Dewey (1896 - 1989)*
Wilbur M Davis (1922 - 1996)*
Lois Elva Davis Kane (1925 - 1986)*
Lawrence James Davis (1929 - 1932)*
Grace Alice Davis Moxham (1889 - 1960)*
James William Davis (1892 - 1951)
Amy B Davis Jeffries (1894 - 1966)*
Margaret Elizabeth Davis Eickman (1896 - 1943)*
Helen Ivy Davis Palmer (1902 - 1982)*
Leota I Davis Glasgow (1909 - 1995)*
Plot: Block 18, Lot 14, Grave 4
Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: Jan 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46255764
Peggy Bargen Duey
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