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Edward Franklin Davis
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1879
Jackson
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1960
Sweetwater
Nolan County
Texas, USA

Edward Franklin Davis was born to John Russell and Martha Applegate Davis.

He married Bessie Ludy Bates on 3/18/1917 in Cooper, TX.

He was father to Alex, Jimmie, Will, Al (Preach) and Ida Mae.

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From THE SWEETWATER REPORTER, 8/10/1960:

E. Frank Davis, 81, of 810 Circle Dr., well-known retired Fisher County farmer, died here Tuesday night at Simmons Memorial Hospital at 7:45 o'clock from a six-weeks illness.

He had lived here since 1942 and had lived north of here from 1930-1942. He was born in Jackson, MS on Jan. 1, 1879.

Survivors include his wife and three sons---Will A. Davis and A.R. Davis of Sweetwater, A.L. Davis of Ventura, Calif; one daughter, Mrs. Ida Mae Toler of Mesquite, Texas; one brother, Russ Davis of Barstow, CA. One son, Jim, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Fourth and Elm Street Church of Christ. Stanley Shipp will officiate. Burial will be in the Sweetwater Cemetery, with Patterson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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From THE SWEETWATER REPORTER, 8/12/1960:

Funeral services for E. Frank Davis, 81, well-known retired Fisher County farmer who died here Tuesday night were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Fourth and Elm Street Church of Christ.

The minister officiating was Stanley Shipp. Burial was in Sweetwater Cemetery with Patterson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

He had made his home here since 1942.

Survivors include his wife and three sons---Will A. Davis and A.R. Davis of Sweetwater, A.L. Davis of Ventura, Calif; one daughter, Mrs. Ida Mae Toler of Mesquite; one brother, Russ Davis, of Barstow, Calif.

Pallbearers were Bill Harvey, D.O. Bonner, Buck Davis, Vernon Shaw, Austin Buck and C.C. Stroble.
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NOLAN COUNTY DEATH CERTIFICATE

name: E. Frank Davis
death date: 09 Aug 1960
death place: Simmons Memorial Hospital, Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas
cause of death: Congestive failure
gender: Male
race: w
death age: 73 years 7 months 8 days
estimated birth date:
birth date: 01 Jan 1887
birthplace: Jackson, Miss.
marital status: Married
spouse's name:
father's name: Russ Davis
father's birthplace:
mother's name: Martha Applegate
mother's birthplace:
occupation: Farmer
place of residence: 810 Circle Drive, Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas
cemetery: Sweetwater
burial place: Sweetwater, Texas
burial date: 11 Aug 1960
additional relatives/informant: Will A. Davis (son)
film number: 2116318
digital film number: 4166585
image number: 2009
reference number: 50152
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 Parents:
  John Henry Rochester Shelby Russell Davis (1855 - 1931)
  Martha Ann Applegate Davis (1857 - 1948)
 
 Spouse:
  Bessie Ludy Bates Davis (1895 - 1988)
 
 Children:
  Alex Russell Davis (1918 - 1983)*
  Jimmie Frank Davis (1919 - 1952)*
 
 Sibling:
  Edward Franklin Davis (1879 - 1960)
  Jack Lawrence Davis (1897 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sweetwater Cemetery
Sweetwater
Nolan County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 110
 
Created by: Janie Healer Davis
Record added: Aug 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7750501
Edward Franklin Davis
Added by: Janie Healer Davis
 
Edward Franklin Davis
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