Source: Crawfordsville Star, April 16, 1892
Wednesday at midnight, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Harter, James Davis, aged 51 years passed away, after a month's intense suffering from paralysis and brain complications. He leaves a wife and four daughters. He was one of the best known men of Montgomery County, having for 23 years resided in Brown Township where he had accumulated by thrifty and hard work, large possessions. For the past year, he has resided in this city, where his daughters are being educated. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 10 o'clock at the Harter home, East Main Street. Services by J.W. Fuson. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery. -- kbz - thanks Jerry Turner for this one
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Thursday, 14 April 1892
James Davis, aged 51 years, died last night at 12:30 o’clock at the Harter place on East Main Street, where he moved some months ago from Brown Township in order to educate his daughter. Mr. Davis had been quite low for six weeks and his death was no surprise. He had received a stroke of paralysis, brought on by the grip, and his recovery was despaired of from the start. The funeral will occur tomorrow morning at 11, Rev. G. P. Fuson officiating. Interment at Oak Hill.
Mr. Davis was born in this state, but passed his youth in Iowa, returning to Indiana and locating in Brown Township 23 years ago. He was married to Amanda Allen and she with four daughters survives him. Mr. Davis was an energetic business man and was very successful, accumulating quite a fortune. He had a wide acquaintance in the county and his many friends will be pained to learn of his death.
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