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 Alexander W “Elic” Davis

Alexander W “Elic” Davis

Birth
Death 2 Jan 1908 (aged 18)
Burial Clarita, Coal County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 13965670 · View Source
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Ruth Davis Ishmael
Alex was with younger brothers and sister, Rose. They attended a community dance on New Year's eve.
As the story goes, Alex was talking with a younger girl and one of the younger men in attendance did not like it. In order to avoid trouble Alex left teh dance and walked home. The young man and some friends ambushed Alex just as he turned into the gate and shot him. He died on the 2nd day. Alex was the thrid child of Bud and Media to die an untimely death.
The Coalgate Courier Vol. 9, 15 October 1908
"The jury in the case of the State vs. Jas Musick, for the murder of Alex Davis, returned teh verdict of man-slaughter against the defendant, and assed (sic) the punishment of four years in the penintentary at hard labor.....
The Coalgate Courier Vol. 9 12 November 1908
"Takes Prisoners"
Sheriff Pat Murphy departed last sun. for the penintentary at Lansing, Kan., with Jesse Beck and Joe Music, both convicted at the recent term of the district court.
Jessie Beck was charged.......
Joe Music was charged with the murder of Alex Davis, near Kittie, about one year ago, He was tried in district court and convicted of manslaughter and was sentenced to four years in the Lansing penitentiary."
Note: November 21, 1998
Aunt Erma Dean said that Bud and Media Davis were living down by "Hardwood"- Hardwood store is 3-5 miles south of Olney....between Olney and Wapanuka when Alex was shot and killed.


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  • Created by: Lisa
  • Added: 15 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13965670
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander W “Elic” Davis (24 Aug 1889–2 Jan 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13965670, citing Moore Cemetery, Clarita, Coal County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Lisa (contributor 46623471) .