William McDavid

Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
Death 11 Oct 1908 (aged 38)
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Burial Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Plot Section 9 Lot 5 Space 1 No Marker
Memorial ID 107642699 · View Source
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Willie McDavid is dead. The end came peacefully at 6:15 o'clock yesterday evening at the home of Mrs. McDavid's mother, Mrs. A. Ferrara, on East Zarragossa street between Florida Blanca and Cevallos streets, after a lingering illness from acute Bright's disease.
Mr. McDavid was 18 years of age and had spent the major portion of his life in this city and though his death was not unexpected it was a shock to those of his friends who heard of it last night. He was born in Baldwin county, Alabama, but when eight years of age was brought to this city by his parents, his father having been the late R. M. Mcdavid, than whom no citizen was more respected and beloved by all classes of citizens.
Will McDavid was one of those whole souled, genial, generous characters whose personality irresistibly drew one to him, hence his friends in Pensacola, where he was best known, were legion and no young man has been consigned to the tomb in this city for a great number of years who has been more universally mourned that will he be when he is laid to rest in St. John's cemetery, where both his parents and a sister sleep, at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
For a number of years Mr. McDavid was a civil service clerk in the registry and money order departments of the local post office, and upon his excellent record there he secured an appointment to the department of disbursements on the Panama canal work about two years ago, where he remained until some four or five weeks since when he returned to spend his vacation allowance for two year's service.
He had been ill with the dread malady which caused his death for almost a year during his residence on the canal zone. Arriving at home, he improved at first, but about two weeks ago had a set back which forced him to take his bed, which he never left.
He is survived by his wife, who was the youngest daughter of Mrs. A. Ferrara, one sister, Mrs. Aubrey Maura, and three half sisters, all residents of this city.
The funeral services will be held at the residence of Mrs. Ferrara, 515 East Zarragossa street, at 2:30 o'clock Rev. Thomas M. Callaway of the First Baptist church officiating.
The following gentlemen will act as pallbearers: Wylie McDavid, A.P. Yniestra, Fred Stearns, W.C. Jones, B.B. Clegg and William A. Blumer.
Source: Pensacola Evening News, 10 October 1908, Page 7.
(obit by: Jean Whelan Booton)

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  • Maintained by: Jean Booton
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 107642699
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William McDavid (Mar 1870–11 Oct 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107642699, citing Saint John's Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Jean Booton (contributor 47449737) .