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Dr Sheldon Emmor Davis

Dr Sheldon Emmor Davis

Birth
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Death 21 Dec 1964 (aged 86)
Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana, USA
Burial Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 176333844 · View Source
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Dr. Davis began his career as a teacher in the country schools and became the principle of schools in Licking, MO in 1903. He returned to college and received his teaching deploma from Warrensburg Normal College in 1905. He served as a member of the Warrensburg faculty before receiving his BA and MA from the University of Missouri. During the summers of 1910 and 1911 he attended summer school at the University of Chicago, the University of Leinzig and the University of Berlin, Germany. He was appointed a member of the Missouri State Department of Education in June 1913 to supervise inspection of teacher training and high school.

From 1915-1917 he attended Columbia University where he received his PhD. He returned to Missouri to head the teacher training department and the state teachers college in Maryville.

Starting in 1919 he became the President of the Dillon unit of Montana's university system when it was known as as the State Normal College, now Western Montana College, a position he held until 1946. After his retirement, Dr. Davis was appointed by Governor Sam Ford as Chairman of the State Health Planning Council. From 1949-50 he served as the Montana Governor of Rotary. He was also the author of several books on education.

He married Mary Ora Coleman, an English instructor at Warrensburg, on December 21, 1911. They had two daughters. She died in 1920. On December 7, 1922 he was married to Elizabeth Sutherland, who was then Beaverhead County Superintendent of schools.

He was survived by his wife and daughters, Mrs. Henry Carpenter of Stanton, CA, and Mrs. Eric C. Field of San Salvador, as well as 3 grandchildren and a sister, Helen Luebben

He was interred in the family plot at Mountain View Cemetery on December 24.


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  • Created by: Catherine Cramer
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176333844
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Sheldon Emmor Davis (27 Jul 1878–21 Dec 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176333844, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Catherine Cramer (contributor 47339001) .