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Davis - Andrew J.

Andrew J. DAVIS

Source: Crawfordsville Journal & Review, May 29, 1931

Andrew J. DAVIS, 83, died at his home about two miles SW of Jamestown at 8:15 o'clock Friday morning. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis suffered 5 days ago. The deceased was born in Hendricks Co. near Jamestown on Jan 10, 1848, the son of Samuel and Rebecca Riley Davis. He was married at Lebanon on Feb 19, 1871 to Martha Jane Gibson. The deceased was a member of the Jamestown Christian Church. The survivors are the widow, one son, Edgar, and a grandson, Ralph all of whom lived at the Davis home. The funeral services will be held at Jamestown Christian Church Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock in charge of the Rev. Leland Plew of Colfax. Burial will take place at Jamestown IOOF [Independent Order of Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Source: Jamestown Press, Jamestown, Boone County, Indiana Friday, 6 Jan. 1912 page 1

Andrew J. Davis, son of Robert and Keziah Davis was born in Kentucky, September 22, 1826, and departed this life at his home in Jamestown, January 1, 1911, aged 84 years, 8 months and nine days.

When he was one year old his father entered the land and moved to the place in Montgomery county which was owned by Mr. Davis at the time of his death. On this farm he has spent all of his after life, with the exception of one year in Ladoga and the last six in Jamestown.

He was united in marriage to Francis Evelyn Litton, April 27, 1852, who has shared with him the cares and responsibilities of life foe more than a half a century., and now mourns his departure. To this union were born seven children, Wesley of Pittsburg, Tenn., Joseph H.S. of Anderson, Charles who resides in Missouri, Carrie B., who has been with her parents the last six years, Emily, Lizzie and Oliver Clark deceased. There are nine grandchildren.

Mr. Davis was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at New Ross. He was a man who was highly appreciated friends and friendship; was a kind and obliging neighbor, ever ready to confer a favor when opportunity presented, and quick to recognize a kindness done to him, during his last sickness speaking of the friends and neighbors.

To his daughter who was privileged to minister so faithfully to his wants in his last painful illness, he spoke, just before sinking into a coma from which he did not rally, inquiring if she was tired and expressing himself as being a very happy man.

Another pioneer is gone, one who knew the history of this vicinity as few others did.

Thus ends a long and useful life, and we who remain are again admonished to be ready for the inevitable change.

Funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Rev. Hargrave. Interment at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, here.

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