Mr. J. T. Davis was born in Wisconsin, July 30, 1858. Died while in attendance at a meeting of the Arnett Gospel Team at the Bethel school house south of Arnett, May 11, 1913. Age 54 years, 9 months and 11 days.
He leaves a wife and seven children, Mrs. Rube Tuck and Claud Davis of Grand Okla., Carl and Bessie at Bixby Okla., J. H. Davis Kansas City, Mo., also two brothers Dr. J. A. Davis, Kansas City, Kansas, Wm. R. Davis, Garber, Okla., also a half brother whose name was not given to the writer.
The Arnett Gospel Team were having a great meeting in which a number of men were being persuaded to receive Christ as their personal Savior, When Brother Davis rose up and said "he had been a Christian for a number of years but these were the happiest moments of his lie," and sank down and passed away.
Although this meeting came to a sad end in a way, but it was probably the greatest meeting of men in a Religious way in the history of this country. The funeral was conducted under the auspices of the Gospel Team, accompanied by some of the by some of the Masonic Order. The funeral was preached by the writer from the subject "The blessed dead, Text Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth Yea saith the Spirit they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them."
The remains were followed to the Debolt Cemetery and entered amid a large concourse of neighbors and friends.
At the request of the wife and sister-in-law and in behalf of the many sorrowing Relatives we hereby extend their heartfelt thanks for the kindness of the neighbors and friends in these sad hours of bereavement---T. A. Butler.
Submitted by: Gordon Richard
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