Obit: Davis, Sherman (1867 - 1928)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 04/05/1928

Davis, Sherman (13 FEB 1867 - 26 MAR 1928)

Sherman Davis, one of the oldest residents of the town of Fremont, Clark County, Wis., passed away at his home, March 26, 1928, after five weeks' of prostration and illness due to myocarditis and infection of the kidneys.

Sherman Davis was born at Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., Feb 13, 1867. When he was eight years old he came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hosea W. Davis and other members of the family to Clark Co., Wis., where he resided with his parents on the 80 acre farm in the town of Fremont, Section 17, until his marriage to Lessie Heath of Fremont in 1890. She, with their two sons, survive him, Wellie H., living on his farm near Veefkind, Clark County, and Elton R., who is now attending the Teacher's State College at Stevens Point, Wis. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Abbie Harding of Los Angeles, Cal., and a brother, Gordon of this place.

After his marriage he went with his family to Newberg, Oregon, where he rented a farm, later purchasing a farm at Sheridan, Oregon, returning to Clark Co. in 1896. He then purchased the farm where he resided until his death. He was a charter member of the Beaver Lodge at Granton, Wis. He was also a member of the school board for 20 years in his district.

Sherman Davis was a man who had a host of friends, was outspoken and decisive in his opinions, a lover of justice and right, warm hearted and kindly with a cheerful greeting for all whom he knew. He came through the hard crude life of pioneer days, untouched by the vices that went with many of the experience of those times, but developed a generous spirit of neighborliness that also grew up among the people in the pioneer days. He will be greatly missed in his home and among his old neighbors and friends.

Those from away who were in attendance at the funeral were his sister, Mrs. Abbie Harding of Los Angeles; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Effie Davis of Milwaukee, and daughters, Mrs. Herb Mansfield, a little son of Reedsburg, and Miss LaVerne Davis of Milwaukee.

The funeral was held March 28th from the Windfall Church, Rev. Wilson Mallory officiating, and interment made in the Windfall Cemetery.



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