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Charles Sylvester Davis
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1869
Keokuk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 1927
Woodburn
Clarke County
Iowa, USA

At the early age of twelve years, his father having met with an accident which temporarily disabled him for farm work, Charlie put his hand to the plow, and soon became an able assistant on the farm. When he was about 18 years of age an uncle in Georgia offered him the position of overseer on his plantation. He spent one and a half years in this position. Returning to Richland, IA, he again took up his farm duties to which he added the buying of stock and the business management of the farm. He served in the Spanish-American War.
In 1901, he with his father and brothers Fred and Isaac, formed the firm of Dan Davis and Sons. They became the proprietors of the Pine Tree Stock Farm which occasioned their removal from Richland to Woodburn. Here they carried on a successful business until after the death of Isaac. In autumn of 1918 the firm was dissolved.
In 1905 he was married to Maude Mabel Evans and they had one child, Clare Marie. He owned a prime 400 acre farm near Fairfield, IA, and two tracts of land in Woodburn, IA. They were both in the east part of town, one being seven acres and the other a farm. The acreage contained a "miniature farm". A fine house was built by Charlie there about 1910, and was one of the most modern at that time. Also on this land was a large flower garden, chicken house, barn, hog house, and auto garage. The farm near Fairfield had to be sold for taxes when he died during the Depression.
He joined the order of Odd Fellows at an early age and kept up his affiliations with that lodge until the day of his death. In religious faith he held to that of the Friends and he was never to busy to perform an act of kindness, to sit up with the sick or comfort those in trouble. Always an accomodating neighbor, a kind father and husband he will be much missed in this community. He served on the Town Council of Woodburn from 1921-1925.
His grandson remembers being told that his grandpa died of a heart attack shortly after carrying a heavy box of tools from the house up the hill to the barn on the acreage at Woodburn.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel D. Davis (1833 - 1922)
  Laura Ann Wayman Davis (1837 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Maude Mabel Evans Davis (1882 - 1961)*
 
 Children:
  Clare Marie Davis Keeney (1906 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Sylvester Davis (1869 - 1927)
  Eugene Davis (1871 - 1937)*
  May Davis Martin (1873 - 1962)*
  Roy Davis (1875 - 1944)*
  Fred Davis (1877 - 1956)*
  Isaac Davis (1879 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodburn Cemetery
Woodburn
Clarke County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 01, Row 02, Headstone 03
 
Maintained by: Lynnette Davis
Originally Created by: Karen Brewer
Record added: Jan 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63980154
Charles Sylvester Davis
Added by: Lynnette Davis
 
Charles Sylvester Davis
Added by: Lynnette Davis
 
 
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