|Birth: ||Aug. 14, 1883|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 1978|
William Thomas Davis was born August 14, 1883 and died in 1978. His parents were John Franklyn Davis and Selina Ann Edna Sanders. The poem, "Alone," is from "Album of Poems," a book of poems by W.T. Davis. The Dedication to his book is as follows:
"In memory of my beloved wife, Margaret Ann Eliza, age 73; who passed away July 31, 1961, I affectionately inscribe and dedicate this book of poems to her. She faithfully walked beside me throu'out the years as I went here and there preaching the sacred word of Jesus and His love.
Also to my darling daughter, Evelyn Davis Jones, age 40. She served faithfully, beloved by all. God called her from a Jacksonville hospital November 23, 1963. She immediately departed to join her mother and little sisters, Lillian Liane, age 4 years 1912 and Jewel age 7 mo. 1915; in The City of No More Tears.
I also dedicate this book of poems to my dear readers. It is my prayerful hope that they will be of valued service to them, and through them service to others."
W T Davis
A poem is written in the confines of a man or woman's mind, in moments of despair and joy. Family history is often of births and deaths. It is fortunate when one can find the words that reflect the person and the emotion felt at a point in their lives:
"I am like a sparrow on the housetop alone;
Like the sighing winds of Autumn, so sadly they moan;
Like a pelican so far from its home by the sea,
Or an owl in the desert so far from the beauty of a tree.
I am alone, my darling, O, how I miss you.
I loved you because you were so kind and true,
I loved you because my faults you did not see,
You always overlooked the unworthiness in me.
Through all the storm and sunshine you were by my side.
Oft' memory takes me back to the day you became my
Wonderful days of joy and untold bliss,
Oh, how well I remember the day you gave me your
The years only too swiftly have passed,
Only precious memories abide to the last.
How very short is life's little day,
All too soon we will reach the end of the way.
The glory that lies beyond the sunset's glow
Here on earth our finite minds cannot know.
Not all the glory of Solomon can compare;
Our Saviour has promised all with him we'll share.
He said, "In my Father's house are Mansions untold,"
On that eternal morning their beauty we'll behold;
In the wonderful new Eden our loved ones we'll meet,
One by one we will greet them as we walk the golden
John Franklyn Davis (1858 - 1928)
Selina Ann Edna Sanders Davis (1861 - 1935)
Margaret Ann Eliza Lewis Davis (1888 - 1961)
Lillian Liane Davis (1908 - 1912)*
Jewel Davis (1914 - 1915)*
Evelyn Davis Jones (1923 - 1963)*
William Thomas Davis (1883 - 1978)
Daisy Melzoria Davis Linton (1887 - 1947)*
Little Ransom Davis (1889 - 1970)*
Clarksville Baptist Church Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 25, 2011
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