|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1885|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1912|
Forrest's obituary, written by Mrs. Alonzo Neer, found among the Lemuel Davisson Bible transcripts passed down to Forrest's great-grand-niece Amy Davisson:
"Forrest Ohmer Davission son of George W. and Elizabeth J. Davisson was born November 22nd 1885 near Catawba, Ohio and departed this life Thursday morning October 10th 1912, aged 26 years 10 months and 17 days, having spent his entire life in the home of his birth. In infancy, Ohmer suffered an attack of brain fever, when his life was despaired of. This left him a frail child and a sufferer throughout life.
Although he had reached the age of maturity, he did not develop into a strong man, either physically or mentally. He was as innocent as a child and required the same care in the home as other children.
He was of a kind and loving disposition and endeared himself to those about him.
Had it pleased God to give him to the world in full possession of a strong and healthy physique, he doubtless would have been one of the best citizens. We would not question the wisdom of God, however, and trust that this life in the home for a few years, even though afflicted, has been the means of bringing us closer to each other by the ties of love, and friendship, and to our dear Heavenly Father who doeth all things well. Being of a timid and retiring nature, Ohmer did not go often from the home, but was contented to remain and entertain himself with music which he greatly enjoyed.
The following song being an especial favorite, and one he requested sung, many, many times:
The dear loving Savior has found me,
And shattered the fetters that bound me,
Tho' all was confusion around me,
He came and spoke peace to my soul;
The blessed Redeemer that bought me,
In tenderness constantly sought me,
The way of salvation He taught me,
And made my heart perfectly whole.
He saves me, He saves me,
His love fills my soul, hallelujah!
Oh, glory, He saves me,
His spirit abideth within;
His blood cleanseth me from all sin.
Whether it was the words or the melody that pleased him most, it is evident to us, that he appreciated the beautiful songs of praise above everything else. In his last illness which was of seven weeks duration, he suffered most severely, yet bore patiently the pain and when the end came, passed quietly and peacefully away.
He leaves to mourn his loss, the Father, four Sisters and three Brothers, beside many relatives and friends.
The two sisters in the home, who have so kindly cared for nd ministered unto him, will miss him most. We commend them to our dear Savior who has promised to comfort and sustain, and "grace sufficient for every time of need."
Let us not mourn today as those who have no hope, but rather rejoice that he has gone home to be at rest forever more and has joined the sainted Mother who preceded him a few years ago. We believe they are happy today, praising God, that they are united once more, in that better world where neither pain, nor sorrow nor death can ever come."
George Washington Davisson (1843 - 1921)
Elizabeth Jane Jones Davisson (1845 - 1906)
Minnie Davisson Ropp (1874 - 1949)*
Myrta Jennie Davisson Locke (1876 - 1923)*
Lunettie Davisson (1878 - 1974)*
Forrest Omer Davisson (1885 - 1912)
Maple Grove Cemetery
Mechanicsburg (Champaign County)
Created by: Dave Davisson
Record added: Jun 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92732371