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William E "Will" Davis
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Birth: Aug., 1874
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 12, 1953
Sunnyside
Yakima County
Washington, USA

siblings:
1. James Horace Davis ("Big Jim")
birth: January 1870 Eagleville, Harrison County, Missouri
death: June 4, 1919 Upton, Weston County, Wyoming
burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Upton, Weston County ,Wyoming
2. WILLIAM E. DAVIS
3. Jessie M. Davis Treat Stevens
birth: December 13, 1878 Eagleville, Harrison County, Missouri
death: January 24, 1916 Upton, Weston County, Wyoming
burial: Inyan Kara Cemetery, Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming
4. Cecil Nevill Davis
birth: December 9, 1886 Rock Falls, Phelps County, Nebraska
death: February 13, 1916 Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming
burial: Inyan Kara Cemetery, Sundance, Crook County ,Wyoming
5. Flossie Davis
birth: February 1894 Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming
death: unknown
burial unknown
6. Mary Verbal Davis Cook Culbertson
birth: February 1896 Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming
death: February 24, 1949 Prosser, Benton County, Washington
burial: Old Sunnyside Cemetery, Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington

A Few Anecdotes about Will Davis:

The Freak Pig

"Will Davis of the Kara mountain country was exhibiting in Sundance last Saturday the body of a freak pig which was born on his ranch a short time ago. The animal lived only a few minutes. It had four ears and eight feet and was otherwise freakish in its make-up. It is Will's intention to send it to San Francisco for exhibition during the Pan-American show next year, thus placing Crook county on the map of the world."
Source: The Times no.28 May 6, 1914 page 8 City: Sundance(Wyoming)

A Freak Incident While Shooting Rabbits

"Wm. Davis who for several years was head hostler at E. Lee's barn at Oxford, and who for the last two months held a similar position with A.R. Sailor here, met with quite a painful accident on his return from Wilsonville the other night. Being moonlight he was whiling away time shooting rabbits. He had just killed one of them, reloaded his gun and laid it on the seat beside him when by a sudden lurch it slipped from the seat and as it was falling out of the buggy he caught it by the muzzle just as the wheel struck the hammer discharging the contents into the palm of his hand shattering the bone. Although suffering intense pain he bound the wound and drove home. Dr. Cooper was immediately summoned and after probing for the ball found it imbedded under a bone. After administering chloroform he extracted the ball and several pieces of bone. Under the doctor's skillful treatment and the good nursing of the Sailor family and a lady friend, William is able to be up and around but still wears his hand in a sling.
The above is taken from the Oxford (Neb.) Standard..."
Source: The Sundance Gazette no.49 June 11, 1897 page 4 City: Sundance (Wyoming)






 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob W Davis (1840 - 1919)
  Elisabeth E Richardson Davis Paxton (1855 - 1947)
 
 Spouse:
  Myrtle E Gorman Davis (1878 - 1919)
 
 Siblings:
  James Horace Davis (1870 - 1919)*
  William E Davis (1874 - 1953)
  Jessie M Davis Treat Stevens (1878 - 1916)*
  Cecil Nevill Davis (1886 - 1916)*
  Mary Verbal Davis Cook Culbertson (1896 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Burial 2/16/1953
 
Burial:
Old Sunnyside Cemetery
Sunnyside
Yakima County
Washington, USA
Plot: Old section across the road, Block D, Lot 8, Grave 6
 
Maintained by: Sheila Mobley
Originally Created by: lloker
Record added: Apr 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67863835
William E Will Davis
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- lloker
 Added: Oct. 13, 2012

- Old Coot
 Added: Mar. 6, 2014
Will, you were fun-loving but you had more than your share of tragedy. Your quick thinking likely spared the lives of two people whom you loved.
- Sheila
 Added: Feb. 11, 2014
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