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 Oscar Davis

Oscar Davis

Jacksonville, Switzerland County, Indiana, USA
Death 17 Oct 1914 (aged 61)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Burial Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
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Oscar Davis was the 5th of 10 children born to:
James Taylor Davis, b. Feb. 19, 1817 and d. Jan. 10, 1895 in KY. &
Sophia Faws, b. Feb. 11, 1822 in Mannheim, Mannheimer Stadtkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and d. May, 1872 in
Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN.

In the 1860 U. S. census, 8 yr. old Oscar Davis, b. in IN., was living in Jeffersonville, Clark, IN. with his
42 yr. old father, James T Davis, a grocer, b. in KY.
37 yr. old mother, Sophia Davis, b. in Germany
18 yr. old sister, Eliza J Davis, b. in KY.
10 yr. old brother, J T Davis, b. in IN.
6 yr. old brother, Charles Davis, b. in IN.
24 yr. old Wm H Randall, a school teacher, b. in OH.
24 yr. old James Ferrior, a clerk, b. in OH.
20 yr. old H. H. (Hiland Henry 'Harry') Reynold(s), (who would some day marry Eliza), a clerk, b. in OH.
22 yr. old Don Eason, a clerk, b. in OH.
16 yr. old James Clark, a clerk, b. in IN.
17 yr. old Catherine Beck, a domestic, b. in Germany
James' real estate was valued at $5,600 and his personal estate at $1,500

In the 1870 U. S. census, 18 yr. old Oscar Davis, a Clerk in a ferry office, b. in IN., was unmarried and living in Jeffersonville Ward 2, Clark, IN. with his
53 yr. old father, James Davis, a hotel keeper, b. in KY.
48 yr. old mother, Sophia Davis, b. in Germany
21 yr. old brother, James T Davis, Sec. Supt. for the Jefferson-Louisville Ferry Co., b. in IN.
16 yr. old brother, Charles Davis, a student, b. in IN.
12 yr. old brother, David Davis, b. in IN.
9 yr. old brother, Harry V O Davis, b. in IN.
5 yr. old brother, Thomas Davis, b. in IN.
James Sr.'s real estate was valued at $11,700 and and his personal estate at $2,000
* Living next door, were Oscar's
29 yr. old brother-in-law, Harry Reynolds, a bank clerk, b. in NC.
28 yr. old married sister, Eliza J. Reynolds, b. in KY
6 yr. old nephew, Frank Reynolds, b. in IN.
3 yr. old niece, Hattie Reynolds, b in IN.

Oscar Davis and Minnie Ward were married in abt. 1890.

In the 1900 U. S. census, 45 yr. old Oscar Davis, a bank cashier, b. Sep. 1854 in
IN., was renting a home at 307 Eighth St. in Little Rock Ward 2, Pulaski, AR.
with his
42 yr. old wife, Minnie Davis, b. Nov. 1857 in KY.
7 yr. old daughter, M Carmen Davis, b. Jan. 1893 in AR.
4 yr. old son, Oscar W Davis, b. May 1896 in AR.
23 yr. old married servant and nurse, Susan Howell, b. Mar. 1877 in AR.
25 yr. old divorced servant, Nannie Gresham, b. Jul. 1874 in AR.
Oscar's parents were both b. in IN.
Minnie's parents were both b. in KY.
Oscar and Minnie had been married 10 yrs. Minnie was the mother of two children, both still alive by this census.

Arkansas Democrat(Little Rock, AR.), P. 3, Col. 3 & 5
Wed., Jun. 2, 1909
Article #1 (Col. 3) - Oscar Davis’ Visit.
The league was given a pleasant surprise by the unexpected entrance of Oscar Davis, cashier of the German national Bank, and former president of the league.
He was given a warm welcome by the members, and as he shook hands with them, he said:
“This is certainly like getting back home.”
He remained at the meeting only a short time, when he retired to his home to rest after his journey.
Article #2 (Col. 5) - OSCAR DAVIS HAS RETURNED
Cashier of German National Bank Back From Mexico and new Mexico Where He Has Been for a Year Past - Says He Is Greatly Improved in Health.
The Weekly Business Men’s League luncheon was enlivened today by the sudden appearance of Oscar Davis, former president of the organization, and one of the foremost business men of the city, who for nearly a year has been sojourning in Mexico and New mexico for his health. The arrival of Mr. Davis was a complete surprise to every member of the league, and he was given a royal welcome by his former business associates. After the handshaking was over Mr. Davis was asked if he had anything to say. He replied by stating that since his departure from Little Rock almost a year ago he had missed the cordial good fellowship which always is evident in Little Rock. “I always was a sentimental rooster,” he said, “and I want dos ay that it brought joy to my heart when I arrived in old Arkansas again, where I could get a sight of the trees, the grass and the water once more.”
To a Democrat reporter Mr. Davis said that he had returned to Little Rock to stay. He is looking greatly improved in health, and says that he is feeling much better than when he left the city.
When he left Little Rock he went to the mountains of Mexico. Shortly afterward he came back to Elpaso, Texas, and about five weeks ago went to Silver City, N.M., where he remained until his return home.
Mr. Davis expects to resume his position as cashier of the German National Bank, which position he has held for a number of years.

In the 1910 U. S. census, 57 yr. old widower (head-of-household), Oscar Davis, a bank cashier, b. in IN., was living in a home he owned free and clear at 805 W. Second St. in Little Rock Ward 6, Pulaski, AR. with his
44 yr. old widowed brother, Thomas H. Davis, a self-employed real estate agent, b. in IN.
19 yr. old son, Carmen M Davis, b. in AR.
13 yr. old son, Oscar Davis Jr., b. in AR.
8 yr. old daughter, Mary E Davis, b. in AR.
55 yr. old servant / cook for a private family, Maggie Sikes, b. in AR.
7 yr. old lodger, Octavia Brown, b. in AR.
Oscar and Thomas' father was b. in KY. and their mother in Germany

Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, AR.), P. 5, Col. 2
Mon., Dec. 19, 1910
Item from: Social and Personal
Oscar Davis, Misses carmen and Mary Davis and Oscar Davis Jr. will arrive from Arizona to spend the holidays with relatives and friends.

Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, AR.), P. 1, Col. 2
Mon., Aug. 28, 1911
Will Form First Item of State’s Exhibition at Board of Trade
Oscar Davis, formerly cashier of the German National Bank, and for many years a resident of Little Rock, has sent the Little Rock Board of Trade a rattlesnake’s skin measuring more than six feet in length. The snake was killed by Mr. Davis himself at Oracle, Arizona, July 8 of the present year, and was sent to Little Rock to form the first item in Arizona’s exhibit at the Board of Trade.
He writes that this is a sample of Arizona’s long staple. A label on the hide says: “Killed by Oscar Davis at Oracle, Arizona, July 8, 1911.”
Mr. Davis writes that he is improving materially in health. The anniversary of his birth falls on September 23, and the people of Oracle are preparing to celebrate it.

According to his AZ. Death certificate, Oscar Davis, a widower, was born Sep. 23 in Jacksonville, IN. and d. Oct. 17, 1914 in Tucson, Pima, AZ. of pulmonary tuberculosis which he had suffered from for 10 years. A contributing cause to his death were haemorrhages.

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ.), P. 8, Col. 3
Sun., Oct. 18, 1914
The funeral of Oscar Davis who died at 6:30 o’clock yesterday evening at the family home, 225 East Fourth street, will be held from the residence this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Mr. Davis was 63 years of age and was formerly a banker of Little Rock, Ark. He resided in Tucson with a married daughter, Mrs. Ralph Rigg, and had been in the city for four years. He leaves a young son and daughter also. His wife had been dead for seven years. His daughter, Mrs. Rigg, and her husband, were with him at the time of his death. He was a member of the Elks and K. of P. Following the funeral, the remains will be forwarded at 3:15 o’clock to Little Rock, Ark., for interment.

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ.), P. 4, Col. 5
Mon., Oct. 19, 1914
The funeral of Oscar Davis, who died Saturday evening at the family home, 225 East Fourth street, was held from that place yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The remains will be forwarded to Little Rock, Ark., yesterday evening for interment. A son, Oscar Davis Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Riggs, accompanied the remains. The services at the home were conducted by the Rev. W. J. Dixon, rector of the Grace Episcopal church.

Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, AR.), P. 8, Col. 3
Tue., Oct. 20, 1914
The rev. H. N. Hyde Will Officiate at Service of Former Little Rock Resident Who Died in Tucson.
The funeral of Oscar Davis, 58 years old, who died at Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday from Christ Church, Capitol avenue and Scott street. The Rev. H. N. Hyde will officiate. The body will arrive in Little Rock at 9:10 o’clock tomorrow morning, accompanied by Oscar Davis Jr., who will be joined at Texarkana by Tom Davis of Little Rock, an uncle. Burial will be in Mount Holly cemetery.
The pallbearers will be:
Active: Judge W. M. Kavanaugh, Gordon N. Peay, Emmet Farrell, Geo. R. Brown, H. F. Auten, W.W. Dickinson, R. W. Rightsell and Chris Ledwidge.
Honorary - Judge John W. Blackwood, Judge E. W. Kimball, Judge E. W. Hemingway, Dr. O. P. Robinson, Morris M. Cohn, Ad Hamberg, Judge Joe Asher, Asa Bragg, S. Perry, C.A. Pratt, G. W. Rogers, Max Helman, T. H. Bunch, G. H. Lyon, J. E. England, H. L. Remmel, F. B. T. Hollenberg, J. Mandlebaum, Judge Jacob Trieber, Mayor Charles E. Taylor, Louis Reinman, W. E. Lenon, R. E. Wait, J. B. Pollock, W. D. Cammack, Joe bateman, George McLean, George R. Mann, Judge R. J. Lea, C.T. Walker, W. R. Duley, Harry Ramey and W. H. Johnson.

*Mary E. Misbaugh was one of his children, according to the Social Security claims application.


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