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John B Davis
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1836
Cornwall, England
Death: Apr. 7, 1913
Scales Mound
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA

Baptismal date: 31 July 1836, Crowan, Cornwall, England

Inquest Results/Obituary: John B. Davis. From the Galena Daily Gazette (Galena, IL), Thursday, Apr 10, 1913, vol. 134, no. 69.

[Article states the date of John and Margaret's marriage as June 25, 1865; however family records have the date of their marriage as August 12, 1864.]

Mr. John B. Davis had not been feeling the best for a few days, troubled with a cold. Last Monday afternoon, between three and four o'clock, he went out to the barn to gather eggs, and as he was gone longer from the house than usual a search of the barn yard was made for him, and finally his son Laban found him under the floor of the barn which was about three feet from the ground. Mr. Davis had crawled under the barn about fifteen feet, tied a pair of suspenders around his neck and over the floor [unknown] and was dead when Laban went to where he lay with his face downward not one foot from the ground. Dr. Tyrrell was at once telephoned for, but on his arrival at the home, one half mile south of town, found that his services were not required. Coroner Weoner was phoned for and came on the 6:05 evening train and held an inquest before the following jury: George Rittweger, foreman, L.J. Foley, R.R. Pooley, Ray James, Levi Williams, and Earl Rummel. The verdict of the Jury was that death was caused by his own act. No known cause for the rash deed had been thought of by the family.

Mr. Daviees [sic] was born in Cornwall, England, July 7, 1836, came to the United States when 14 years of age. Lived in Pennsylvania for about ten years, then came to Council Hill where he resided , except for the last six years in this township , for over one half of a century. He was married to Miss Margaret J. Hicks June 25, 1865. The home was blessed with four sons, Alvin, Laban, John and Percy, and two daughters, Estella, the wife of a Mr. Brew, of Oelwein, Ia, and Miss Lovella, who with the wife survive. Mr. Davis was an honest, industrious gentleman, never known to defraud anyone out of their just dues. He never left the home unless there was business requiring his attention. His death is greatly deplored by many. His age was 76 years and 9 months. The funeral services were held at the home at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. Rev. R. W. Van Alatyne conducting the services assisted by a choice from the M. E. church. Interment was made in the Scales Mound Cemetery. Messrs. Nicholas Bausman, J. W. Spenser, Fred Neusehwange, John Gessner Wallace and Arnor J. Ford were the pall bearers.
Family links: 
  Jacob Davies (1800 - 1840)
  Jenifer Blewett Davies (1799 - 1884)
  Margaret Jane Hicks Davis (1843 - 1915)
  Alvin Davis (1866 - 1942)*
  Laban Davis (1873 - 1958)*
  John Thomas Davis (1878 - 1917)*
  Lovella M Davis Temperly (1885 - 1956)*
  Percival Leland Davis (1886 - 1943)*
  Jacob Davis (1829 - 1884)*
  William Davis (1831 - 1859)*
  Mary Jeffery (1832 - 1908)*
  Elizabeth Davis Wear (1834 - 1903)*
  John B Davis (1836 - 1913)
*Calculated relationship
Scales Mound Township Cemetery
Scales Mound
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Kathryn Lightcap
Record added: Apr 05, 2012
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John B Davis
Added by: Kathryn Lightcap
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