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William X. Davis
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Birth: Jan. 7, 1851
Flintshire, Wales
Death: Jan. 22, 1919
Flintshire, Wales


Well-Known Clackamas County Man Came Here in 1886.

OREGON CITY, Or. Feb. 18-- (Special.) From Wales comes news of the death of William X. Davis, 68, a pioneer of the Carus district in Clackamas County.
Born at Axton Farm, in Flintshire, Wales, January 7, 1851, Mr. Davis set sail for America in 1886, coming directly to Portland and driving out into the wilderness at Carus, where he was one of the first settlers.
In 1916, just at the outbreak of the war with Germany, he returned for a visit to his old home and on January 4 of this year went to Liverpool to take a boat home. Boat after boat left but no passage could be secured, until at last, discouraged, he returned to Wales and in his brother's house, sitting quietly in his chair, Mr. Davis passed away on January 22.
Mr. Davis leaves his widow, now in St. Vincent's hospital, Portland, three sons, Richard, who is on the old home place, and William and John, now in the army in France.
It is believed the two sons in France were at their father's funeral, summoned by telegraph.
Interment was in the family plot, beside his father and mother in the old country, where he was born.

Oregonian, Wed. Feb. 19, 1919, page 4, col. 2 
Family links: 
  Catherine A Jones Davis (1851 - 1922)
  Richard F. Davis (1882 - 1959)*
  William Davis (1886 - 1955)*
  John Davis (1888 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: It is not known as yet where in Wales that Mr Davis is buried.
Created by: Nathan Haines
Record added: Apr 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68149028


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