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Davis - Hiram

Source: Journal Review, Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN.; June, 1898-

Death of Hiram Davis, Died June 14, 1898; The death of Hiram Davis Tuesday Eveing was a great surprise to his friends and neighbors. Mr. Davis had been in both Ladoga and Roachdale Monday, and though he complained of being sick Monday eveing, his condition was not thought to be at all alarming, but within twenty-four hours from that time he died of heart trouble. A short funeral service was held at Wesley Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J.V. Carter of the Baptist Church, an interment was made in the Wesley Cemetery, the ceremonies at the grave being conducted by the G. A. R., when the G. A. R. post was organized here Mr. Davis petitioned for membership, and paid his fee. His petiton was favorable voted upon, and a date was fixed for the initiation or mustering of Mr. Davis, but he was never able to come to town at the time set, so he was not a member of the post, but he was so nearly one that the entire membership of the post attended his funeral. Two or three days before the end came Mr. Davis decided that he had but a short time to live. He gave his wife a detailed account of his business affairs, left to her his entire property during her lifetime, and gave directions concering his burial. He was in his 73rd year, and was one of our pioneer citizens, industrious and highly respected. Hiram N. Davis was born in Jennings County, Indiana, Feb. 15, 1825, and was married to Mary A. Crutchfield, June 30, 1850; six sons and four daughters were born to them and all but one daughter is still living. In early life Mr. Davis united with Missonary Baptist Church and after his marriage he associated himself with the M.E. Church. In the last war he was a member of Co. F, 54th Ind. Vol. - kbz
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