found an obituary for Mr. Davis in the West Virginian (Fairmont, WV) of 2/19/1918
JOHN S. DAVIS DEAD IN INDIANA
Information was received in Fairmont on Sunday of the death of Joseph S. Davis, a former resident of Marion County, which occurred at his home in Muncie, Ind., on Saturday, of infirmities due to advanced years. Mr. Davis formerly resided along Davis’ Ridge in Lincoln district and he will be remembered by the older residents of that section. He reached the ripe old age of eighty-five years. He was a retired farmer and left Marion county twenty-eight years ago to take up residence in Indiana. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Mr. Davis’s wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Downs Davis, passed away seven years ago, but he is survived by these children: Mrs. Cyrus Hamilton, of Newcastle, Ind.; Emory Davis, of Oakville, Ind.; J. Turner Davis, of Marion, Ind.; and, Mrs. Resener, wife of Dr. Resener, of Swayzee, Ind. Several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews reside in this city and county. The remains of Mr. Davis will be buried in Mt. Summitt, Ind., tomorrow
Elizabeth Downs Davis
1839–1911 (m. 1858)
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