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Joshua Beauregard Davis was born on August 5th, 1861 in Smith county, Tennessee. When he was six months old his father died and his mother then moved to Wilson county, Tennessee, near Lebanon, where he lived until 1900. He was married in 1887 to Margaret R. Pride, to this union were born three children: Pinie May, Mamie Jeff and Nancy Elizabeth. In 1900 Mr. Davis and his family moved to Leonard, Texas, where he lived until 1906, when they came to Gage. While in Texas and at Gage he owned and operated flour mills.

In 1911 Mr. Davis and his wife moved to a farm near Arnett, where the lived until 1916 when they moved to a farm near Duke, this state, where they were living when his health failed two years ago. Mr. Davis passed away on January 3rd, 1925, in the Hospital at Fort Supply, leaving to survive him his widow and three children: Mrs. Pinie Dimaree, Mrs. Mamie Williamson and Mrs. Nancy Hersh; his brother , Jonathan W. Davis; three sisters, Cassandra J., Francis and Callie Davis.

Mr. Davis joined the Methodist church at an early age and has been a member and active worker in the church at the places of his residence during his life.

The funeral service was held at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev., Dennison. Interment was made in the Gage cemetery.

Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider

Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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