Obit: Davis, Damon R. (1827 - 1911)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 12/28/1911

Davis, Damon R. (7 AUG 1827 - 13 DEC 1911)

Damon R. Davis died at the home of his son Ira at Greenwood, Clark County, Wis., Dec. 13, 1911, at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 6 days.

Mr. Davis was one of the early settlers of Clark County, Wis., having come to Wisconsin when this section of the country was a dense forest, and there were no roads and no travel. There was an abundance of wild game and he became a skilled huntsman, and has laid low many a bear, wolf and deer.

Mr. Davis was born at Crown Point, Essex Co., N.Y., Aug. 7, 1827, and was the son of Benjamin R. and Marie (Glidden) Davis. He was the oldest child and was reared in St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. In 1848 he went to Green Co., Ill., and spent four years in that and adjoining counties, working at whatever presented itself. At the end of this time he returned to New York and remained there until 1865, when he came to Clark County as before stated. He purchased 160 acres of land and gave most of his time to agricultural pursuits, although he was a master at the carpenter’s trade.

Mr. Davis married March 5, 1848 to Miss Azuba Bryant, a native of Essex Co., Ill., Sept. 2, 1852, leaving two children, Hudson V. and Benjamin R. July 15, 1855 Mr. Davis was again united in marriage to Miss Polly Chase, who was born in St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. She preceded him in death about a year ago. He leaves to mourn his loss, five sons and one daughter, Ira of Greenwood, Emroy and Warner of Three Pines, Ore., Rice of Arpin, Wis., Herdson of Waseca, Minn., and Mrs. Wm. Glidden of Oshkosh. He was the oldest of 14 children, only five brothers and one sister surviving. The living brothers are Sydney R., Bushrod, Whiston, Theodore and Solon. The sister is Mrs. Huldah Sayles of New York.



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