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Bessie C. DAVIS

Darrell DAVIS

Drury D. DAVIS

Marshall C. DAVIS

Ralph Clement DAVIS

Mrs. D.J. Davis Dies at Iowa City

  Lillie J. Davis, the daughter of John and Martha Emmons, was born at Flemingsburg, Ky., December 1, 1866. When a small girl she moved with her parents to Illinois, where she spent her girlhood.

 She was married to Delmar J. Davis, August 24, 1884, at West Point, Ill. Shortly thereafter the young couple left by covered wagon for Nebraska, where they settled on a farm in Fillmore county near Milligan. In 1908 they purchased a farm near Geneva and resided there until Mr. Davis' retirement in 1918, when they moved to Geneva.

  Mrs. Davis lived in Fillmore county continuously until June 1955, when she went to Sidney for a year with her daughter, Mrs. Joe C. Miles. Since that time she had made her home in Iowa City, Ia., with her daughter Emma Jane
until her death there April 15, 1957.

  She was preceded in death by her husband D. J. and two sons and a small daughter.

  Mrs. Davis was greatly interested in young people and until she was 83 years old, kept a number of girls from the country while they were attending Geneva high school. Many of these fine girls kept in close contact with Mrs. Davis until her death by periodic visits and writing her letters and sending birthday and Christmas cards, all of which added greatly to her pleasure.

  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mamie (Joe C.) Miles of Sidney, Neb. and Ema Jane Davis of Iowa City, Ia., two sons, L. J. Davis of Lincoln and J. W. of Los Angeles, Cal.; a sister, Jessie Thornburg of Enterprise, and a brother, George Emmons of Baker, Ore., 13 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

  She was a long time member of the Methodist church at Geneva, being a faithful attendant at Sunday school and church services. She was a member of the Royal Neighbor lodge.

  Dr. F.E. Pfoutz conducted the funeral services at the Kritner-Farmer chapel in Geneva Thursday, April 18, at 10 am Interment was in the Geneva cemetery.


  Our heartfelt thanks to all who extended comforting sympathy and help in our recent sorrow at the time of the death of Mrs. Lillie Davis. We are grateful for all the kindnesses tendered.

The Children and Grandchildren

 Wallowa County Chieftain Newspaper dated: April 15, 1957 Page 8.

Contributed by  S. Renee Schaeffer

Darrell Elwyn Davis

The little child, Darrell Elwyn, of Mr. And Mrs. Guy Davis died last Thursday evening and was buried Friday, Rev. Jasper Bogue officiating. Acute indigestion was the cause of death.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday April 17, 1919

Former Resident Dies in Washington

Word was received by friends here last week of the death of Drury D. Davis, who passed away at his home at 205 W. 3rd Ave., Toppenish, Wash., on Feb. 2 after many months of illness.

Mr. Davis was from a large pioneer family, being a son of the late W.E. and Bell Davis, and spent his boyhood days on a homestead in the Butte country west of Enterprise. Later he worked for the forest service, then bought a ranch on upper Imnaha and engaged in stock raising for some time. He then sold and moved to Toppenish and was a partner in a sale yard business which he helped operate until his health failed three years ago.

He leaves a wife and a married daughter, several brothers and sisters and other relatives. Guy Davis of Enterprise is a nephew, and Roma Keil of Joseph is a niece. Mr. Davis was laid to rest in the Prosser cemetery.

The deceased was well known and had many friends in Wallowa county.

Wallowa County Chieftain
Front Page - Thursday
February 24, 1949

Marshall C. Davis

Marshall C. Davis, an old time Wallowa citizen died at Ilwaco, Wash., last week and his funeral was held from the Presbyterian church, Sunday, at 3 o'clock under the auspices of the Odd Fellows.The funeral sermon was preached by rev. Cook of Joseph. Mr. Davis was 62 years, 9 months and 27 days of age.

He came to Wallowa from Kansas in 1879 and has made this his home since that time. Before coming here he was married to a Miss Miller in Kansas. He leaves two brothers, Henry Davis near Enterprise and another brother in Washington. In addition his wife and two daughters survive. him. He had been a member of the Odd Fellows for many years. In 1892 he joined the First Day Adventist church and continued so until after his death. Many friends and neighbors will ever cherish the memory of "Marsh" Davis and hold him in highest esteem. He leaves a record of a life well lived.

Wallowa County Recorder Thursday October 24, 1918


Wallowa Pioneer Passes Away in Washington
Where He Had Gone for His Health

Marshall C. Davis of Wallowa, pioneer resident of the county, died on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1918, at Ilwaco, Wash., at the home f his daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Inman. He went there some months ago at the advice of his physician, who thought the lower altitude would be better for him as he was suffering from heart trouble. Until a few days before his death he appeared to be gaining, and the sudden turn for the worse was quite unexpected.

The body was brought to Wallowa for burial. The funeral was held on Sunday at the Presbyterian church, and was conducted by the Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias lodges, Mr. Davis having been a member of both for many years. The attendance was very large, attesting the universal affection with which Mr. Davis was regarded by all who knew him.

Mr. Davis was born in Illinois in 1855, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Davis. The family moved to Kansas in 1860 and remained in that state thru the Civil War, moving in 1876 to Iowa. After going back to Kansas, the family started for the far northwest, in1879, coming directly to the Wallowa valley and locating on Prairie creek, where Marsh Davis took up a homestead. He moved to the little town of Joseph afterward And established the first planing mill, where the Dawson Brothers plant still stands.

He went from there to Bear creek, where he built and operated a wood working plant, supplying the early settlers with lumber and building material of various kinds. When the city of Wallowa was established, he moved to town and his home remained there to the last. His father died at Wallowa and his mother on Prairie creek, and both rest in the Prairie creek cemetery. A son is buried in the Wallowa cemetery, and Marsh Davis was laid by his side.

Mrs. Davis and two daughters survive, Mrs. Kenneth Inman of Ilwaco, Wash. And Mrs. Howard McLean of Pendleton. There is one sister, Mrs. G.C. Gowing of Joseph and two brothers, Henry E. Davis of I.K. Gulch, and C.H. Davis, who is in the spruce division of the army.

One of the pretty traits of Mr. Davis was his love of children. He knew all the youngsters in Wallowa and they knew and liked him. He was a friendly man, with a pleasant word for everybody he met and always will be remembered for his sunshiny temper and good fellowship.

Enterprise Record Chieftain
Thursday, October 24, 1918

Ralph Clement Davis

Ralph Clement Davis of Anatone, Washington, passed away at the Enterprise hospital Saturday November 23rd. The deceased was sixteen years of age and was brought to the hospital last week in a very serious condition. His sister, Miss Hattie Davis, was with him at his death and the body was taken to Flora Monday morning by Oral Beecher and from there friends took the remains to Anatone.

Wallowa County Reporter Thursday November 28, 1918


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