Andrew Calhoun Davis

Andrew Calhoun Davis

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 21 Mar 1924 (aged 85)
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Plot Square 2, Lot 3, Grave 8
Memorial ID 172199662 · View Source
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Per his death certificate found on Ancestry.com: he was a son of T. N. Davis and Harriet Calhoun, both born in S. C. She was single. There is only a year of birth given as 1839. He died at the Confederate Infirmary of heart disease. The informant was Mr. Stewart of Columbia, S. C.

Found in The State 22 March 1924: DAVIS-Died in Columbia, S. C., March 21, 1924, ANDREW CALHOUN DAVIS in the 86th year of his age. Friends and relatives of the family are invited to attend the funeral services at 11 o'clock TODAY (Saturday) in the First Presbyterian church. Interment in Elmwood cemetery.

Also found in The State 22 March 1924: One of the few surviving Confederate soldiers, Andrew Calhoun Davis, died suddenly yesterday morning at the Confederate Soldiers' home. He had complained of feeling bad the previous afternoon but it was not supposed that anything serious was wrong. Mr. Davis was born in Washington, November 12, 1838, and was therefore in his 86th year. He was a loyal Confederate soldier, having been in the war from start to finish. He was a member of one of the first companies that went from Columbia to the coast in the beginning of the was and was afterwards through the campaigns in Virginia until the surrender of General Lee's army. For several months he was a prisoner in Fort Delaware. After the was he engaged in business in Columbia and when the canal was begun was a member of the office force until it was brought to its present stage of completion. After that he was employed in the Columbia Duck mill continuously until about a year ago, when he became too feeble to attend longer to business. He continued though to take active interest in the work to the last. A few months ago he was knocked down by the revolving doors of the National Loan and Exchange bank and it was feared at the time that he was seriously hurt but he recovered and almost every day when the weather permitted he might be seen on Main street some time during the day. His only sister, Mrs. S. McCants, died some years ago and the only surviving near relatives are three nieces, Misses Fannie and Mary McCants and Mrs. H. A. Whitman; also a grand-niece, Mrs. H. L. Spahr. He was probably the oldest member of the First Presbyterian church. Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock this morning in the First Presbyterian church and interment will be in the family plot in Elmwood cemetery.

Note: there is no stone for him in the Davis-McCants plot.


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Gravesite Details Transcribed from the book, Interment Records of Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC (three volumes)

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  • Created by: rdsxfan
  • Added: 4 Nov 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 172199662
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Calhoun Davis (12 Nov 1838–21 Mar 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 172199662, citing Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by rdsxfan (contributor 47525613) .