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Isaac Davis

  • Birth 25 Aug 1879 Keokuk County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 5 Mar 1918 France
  • Burial Woodburn, Clarke County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Section 05, Row 01, Headstone 03
  • Memorial ID 63980288

Co. B 168 IA INF
Killed in France

Isaac was born August 24, 1879, in Keokuk Co., IA. He came with his parents to Woodburn in 1901, where he was engaged in a farming partnership with his father and brother. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Woodburn since January 1902. Isaac received his first experience as a soldier during the Spanish-American War in Company F of the 50th Iowa Infantry. He enlisted in June, 1898, and was in training in Florida for five months after which he was honorably discharged in November, 1898. He enlisted again in WWI on May 28, 1917, in Company B, Third Iowa Infantry (later the 168th U.S. Infantry of the Rainbow Division).
Isaac was killed on outpost duty at Lorraine, France, on March 5, 1918, by a high powered shell, the first casualty from Clarke County. He was buried at Baccarat, France. Memorial services were held at the Woodburn Methodist Church on Sunday morning, March 17, 1918. Addresses were given by Rev. Purdy of the Christian Church and Rev. Henderson of the Methodist Church. The choir composed of singers from both churches sang patriotic and sacred songs. On June 6, 1921, his body was brought back to Woodburn, and services were conducted by Chaplain Robb of the 168th Infantry.
Isaac was a splendid man with an honest, clean, Christian character. He was a faithful member of the church and enjoyed Christian service. At the time of his enlistment he was president of the Epworth League, and a member of the board of stewards.
The Davis-Pence Legion post of Osceola was partly named after Isaac. (Originally the Woodburn post was the Davis-Herndon Post, later changed to Herndon-Oehlert).


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  • Maintained by: LDA
  • Originally Created by: Karen Brewer
  • Added: 9 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63980288
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Davis (25 Aug 1879–5 Mar 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63980288, citing Woodburn Cemetery, Woodburn, Clarke County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by LDA (contributor 47402109) .