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 Oliver Perry Davis

Oliver Perry Davis

Death 25 Sep 1892 (aged 77)
Vermillion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 67607468 · View Source
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Thanks to Carolyn Schwab for the obituary and the Will.

Newport Hoosier State
Wednesday, September 21, 1892

Hon. O.P. Davis, of Opedee, took down suddenly ill on Monday last. He is old and quite frail, and it is doubtful if he recovers. Dr. Swafford of Terre Haute was called to see him yesterday morning and counsel with Dr. M.L. Hall.

Wednesday, September 28, 1892
Attorney Joe Davis, of Terre Haute, was up here this week to attend the funeral of his father, Hon. O.P. Davis, of Opedee, who was interred in the Vermillion Chapel Cemetery yesterday afternoon.

Wednesday, October 19, 1892
The executors of O.P. Davis' estate are Judge Jump and Joe Collett of Terre Haute, and attorney C.W. Ward of this place. The estate consists of 1300 acres of land, and not less than 10 or 12 thousand dollars worth of personal property. The estate is in debt about $32,000. The executors have employed James Chipps to superintend the farm, and think by careful management, they can pay off the total indebtedness in 6 years or less.

Will Abstract, Vermillion County, IN
Book 3, Page 326-330

Oliver P. Davis, Vermillion County, IN
Written August 26, 1887

1. The note I hold against Charles W. Ward shall be cancelled and surrendered.
2. To my executors, I bequeath in trust all my property both real and personal except my watch and household goods and furniture that shall be distributed to my children. They may sell anything that they need to meet expenses.
3. To my widowed daughter Alice Odekirk, as long as she remains unmarried, $400 annually out of the trust. It shall be paid quarterly.
4. I appoint my friends Josephus Collett and Joshua Jump Executors.

Written March 17, 1892

1. My daughter Alice Odekirk, who was a widow and is now married, I hereby revoke the bequest of $400 per year.
2. I appoint my nephew, Charles W. Ward, as co-executor with Josephus Collett and Joshua Jump.

Recorded September 28, 1892

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Oliver Perry Davis (7 Nov 1814–25 Sep 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67607468, citing Memorial Chapel Cemetery, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by J.S. Bush (contributor 47251328) .