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Levi Washington Davis
Original name: Levi W. Davis
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1836
Monroe
Overton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 7, 1860
Springville
Utah County
Utah, USA

The old Western story is that Springville Marshal Jesse Steele had a warrant for Jack Cole, a convicted horse thief who had escaped from a federal prison in California.
Cole had come to Utah and was staying at his father's house, continuing to steal horses and mules.
Knowing he needed help to round up the dangerous convict, Steele asked for a handful of deputies and 24-year-old Davis volunteered.
When the posse got to Cole's father's home, they found Cole still in bed. Cole was allowed to get dressed, but despite promises to surrender his guns, he quickly strapped them on and shot Davis.
The posse shot back and Cole was also mortally wounded. Davis was the first Springville officer killed in the line of duty.
Levi never married and never had any children. He left behind his widowed mother.

Officer Levi W. Davis is also honored at the website for Utah's Fallen Officers.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Davis (1804 - 1847)
  Rachel Hunter Stewart (1810 - 1882)
 
 Siblings:
  Larkin Davis (1826 - 1842)*
  George Preston Davis (1828 - 1909)*
  James Jordan Davis (1829 - 1903)*
  Elizabeth Davis Stewart (1831 - 1920)*
  Charles Washington Davis (1833 - 1911)*
  William Bradford Davis (1834 - 1850)*
  Levi Washington Davis (1836 - 1860)
  Robert Houston Davis (1838 - 1895)*
  Joseph Webster Davis (1840 - 1866)*
  Julius Davis (1842 - 1843)*
  Mary Jane Davis Smith (1844 - 1915)*
  Henry Orson Davis (1846 - 1928)*
  Lucinda Stewart Curtis (1851 - 1884)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: A ceremony was held Friday, December 18, 2009, to honor Davis. Springville police decided to obtain a gravestone for him after his story was brought by light by historian Robert Kirby.
 
Burial:
Historic Springville Cemetery
Springville
Utah County
Utah, USA
Plot: Blk. 38 Lot 2
 
Maintained by: Dennis Davis
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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Levi Washington Davis
Added by: Dennis Davis
 
Levi Washington Davis
Added by: Dennis Davis
 
Levi Washington Davis
Added by: Dennis Davis
 
 
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Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived. -General George S. Patton
- Dispatch
 Added: Aug. 19, 2015
Thinking of you today. Your life was way too short. May you be blessed for your sacrifice.
- Mark Morgan
 Added: Aug. 16, 2010
 
 
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