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DAVIS, Clarke

Source: Greencastle Herald 22 Feb 1922 p 2
Clarke Davis, who was a resident of this neighborhood for 40 years died Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joe McKee in Bainbridge. He was born near Hillsville, Virginia 87 years ago but had lived in Putnam County Indiana more than 60 years.  

Source: Greencastle Herald 25 Feb 1922 p3

Jefferson Clark, second son of Abner and Caroline Davis  was born in Carroll Co, VA Oct 7, 1834.  He was reared in a family of nine children, having 3 sisters and 5 brothers – all have no passed from this early home.  He came to Indiana in the year 1856 and on Jan 14, 1858 he was married to Rosamond Williams who had also come to this state from Virginia.  By honest toil and strict economy they acquired a hospitable farm home where 3 daughters and 1 son were born to them: Mrs. Amanda McKee; Mrs. Sena Pritchard; Mrs. Emma Hall and Wiley Davis.  All are now living and were near to be a help and consolation to their parents in the declining years.  Mr. Davis was an energetic man of sterling character who lived in his convictions, a kind father, a good neighbor and true friend.  He was a staunch Democrat in politics and a Baptist in religious belief.  While he experienced many hardships in early days, he was a man of unusual nerve and pluck who worked beyond his health and strength in his advanced age. When the faithful wife and mother was called to her reward Sept 1, 1913, the good old fashioned home was broken up and finally sold; ‘twas when he consented to live with his daughter, Mrs. McKee but could hardly be persuaded to give up the activities of life.   His strength gradually failed and at 815 o’clock on Monday morning Feb 20, 1922 he crossed the bar to join the loved ones gone before.  He was 88 years, 4 months 17 days of age, having spent more than 60 years in Putnam County, Indiana. Besides the 4 children, there are 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, also a number of nieces and nephews.  Sunset and evening star- And one clear call for me – And may there be no moaning of the bar – When I put out to see – Twilight and evening bell – And after that the dark – And may there be no sadness of farewell – When I embark – For the from out of the bourne of time and place – The flood may bear me for – I hone to see my pilot face to face – When I have crossed the bar.

Card of Thanks – We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the kindness shown us during the illness and death of our dear father, also the pianist, singers, pall bearers, Rev. Airhart and the undertaker, HR Sands – Mrs. Amanda McKee – Mrs. Sena Pritchard – Wiley Davis – Mrs. Emma Hall.  

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