William W. Davis

William W. Davis

Ohio, USA
Death 7 Nov 1936 (aged 74)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Burial Craig, Holt County, Missouri, USA
Plot 067 New part
Memorial ID 44248848 · View Source
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W. W. Davis, Sharps’ Grove Farmer, Died Suddenly
The entire community was shocked by a telephone message from St. Joseph Saturday afternoon, stating that “Billy” Davis, as he was familiarly called, had died unexpectedly while in that city.
He and Mrs. Davis had accompanied their son, Frank, who was in consultation with a physician, Dr. John Spencer, Mr. Davis, while sitting in the doctor’s reception room; was stricken with apoplexy and died almost instantly. Three physicians labored in vain to revive him.
His son, Floyd, was notified, and called the Schooler Bros. ambulance of Fairfax and accompanied it to St. Joseph and had the remains removed to the Fairfax undertaking establishment and later to the family home.
William W. Davis, son of William and Elizabeth Davis, was born in Ashland county, Ohio, July 24, 1862 passed away Saturday, November 7, 1936. He was the eighth member of a family of fifteen children.
He was married Feb. 28, 1889, to Alma V. Wennihan, who with five children and ten grandchildren, survive him. The children are Lester, Floyd, Frank, Mrs. Lee Ousley, Mrs. Ralph Cain, all residing in Holt county.
Other survivors are four sisters and three brothers, namely, Mrs. Edgar Gray, Mrs. J. H. Neely, Mrs. Etta Sharp, Miss Estella Davis, all of Craig; Marion L. and Thurman of Fairfax, and H. M. Davis, Bigelow.
Mr. Davis moved with his parents to Holt county at the age of 18 years and had resided continuously in the same community during his entire life. He was a man of simple habits, devoted to his family and home, honored and respected by friends and neighbors. A very close friend said of him: “I never knew him to have an enemy in all his life.”
Funeral services were conducted at the Sharp’s Grove church Monday, Nov. 9, at 2 O’clock, by the Presbyterian minister, Rev. Joseph Johnson, pastor at Mound City and Craig. A choir composed of Miss Flossy Troxel, Miss Mavis Showalter, Mr. Clifford Hickman, and Mr. Roy Lawrence, with Miss Minnie Hickman, piano accompanist, say the beautiful hymn, “Going Down the Valley,” “Face to Fact,” and “ Beautiful City of Gold.” Pall bearers were misters Abe Showalter, Frank and ?? Wright, ??. (article is too faded).
The remains were laid tenderly to rest in the adjoining cemetery and the grave heaped with beautiful flowers, gits of family, friends, and neighbors.
Relatives and friends from a distance in attendance were: Chas. Wennihan and family, Norcatur, Kan., John Wennihan and family, Dothan; H. M. Davis and family, Bigelow; Roy Fleshman and family, Platte City; Ray Davis and family Miss Lucille Davis, W. H. Cooper and wife, St. Joseph; Clyde Davis and wife, Elwood, Kan.; Emery Davis and wife, Rock Port; Lester Fleener and wife, Mound City; Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Reams, Maitland; Mrs. Anna Kincaid, Liberty.
“A precious one from us has gone. A place is vacant in our home which never can be filled. God in his wisdom has recalled, the boon His love had given, And tho’ the body slumbers here the soul is safe in Heaven.”
Contributor: Tracy Jackson (49810037)


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