Obit: Davis, John David (1873 - 1948)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Davis, Holmes, Griffiths, Schoengarth, Wenner, Voight, Vandeberg, Kauffman, Free, Mortimer, Fahlgren, Millard, Rude, Garvin, Hughes, Morris

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 10, 1948

Davis, John David (30 January 1873 - 4 June 1948)

John David Davis, 75, of Neillsville, died at 9:30 p.m. June 4 (1948) in a hospital in Eau Claire after an illness of three weeks.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Georgas Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lee Holmes officiating. Burial took place in the Neillsville Cemetery.

Mr. Davis was born in Eldorado, January 30, 1873, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Davis. He received his education in rural schools and worked on farms. In 1904 he married Pleysa Griffiths in Rosendale, and in 1905 he and his wife came to Clark County and settled on a farm in the Town of York, where they lived until 1946, when they moved into Neillsville. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife and his three children, Mrs. Albert (Rhoda) Schoengarth of Neillsville; William of Neillsville; and Morris of Chicago; and by five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Pete Wenner, Hank Voight, Horace Vandeberg, Harry Kauffman, Herb Free and George Mortimer. Flower ladies were, Mrs. Hank Voight, Mrs. Horace Vandeberg, Mrs. Herb Free and Mrs. Harry Kauffman. Miss Phyllis Fahlgren and Miss Hazel Millard sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," accompanied by Miss Barbara Rude at the piano.

Morris Davis, Mr. Davis’ son from Chicago, was here for the services, as were Mr. and Mrs. Archie Garvin of Oshkosh; Mrs. L. M. Davis of Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Davis of Waukegan; Mr. and Mrs. F. Griffiths of Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hughes and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Morris of Milwaukee; and Mr. and Mrs. M. Garvin and daughter of Tigerton, Wis.

1880 Federal Census: Eldorado, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Name: John D. Davis
Age: 7 (1873)
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relation to head-of-household: Son
Father's name: David J. Davis
Father's birthplace: Wales
Mother's name: Ellen Davis
Mother's birthplace: Wales
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Cannot read/write:
Household Members
David J. Davis 43, farmer
Ellen Davis 40
Lilly E. Davis 13
John D. Davis 7
Ellen J. Davis 5
Lowell Davis 2m

1910 Federal Census: York, Clark, Wisconsin

Name: John D Davis
Age in 1910: 39
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Head of House
Father's Birth Place: Wales
Mother's Birth Place: Wales
Spouse's name: Plysa Davis 
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members
John D Davis 39
Plysa Davis 20
Rhoda Davis 3
William J Davis 10/12



I have several postcard pictures that you may be interested in.

The Davis Family John Davis & wife Bessie (Oatman) Davis

Their two sons Gerald & Irving and their daughter Esther

They were living in Chili Wisconsin

Note that you have a biography on Irving Davis.
Also the marriage of John & Bessie in your records

Also have three picture postcards showing
animals mounted by E C Davis Poysippi Wis
(Don't believe these two families are related)

These were postcards sent to my mother - no writing
on them just their names. If you are interested would
like to share with you. Please advise how to send
them to you.
 Ruth Sievwright.

Ruth's Photos



John & Bessie Davis


Irving & Esther Davis


Gerald Davis (left) & a neighbor boy (right).



The remaining photos are not marked but were in same photo book


Perhaps the one with the deer is E C Davis but no proof


I thought the one of the couple might also be E C Davis; but again, I have no proof.







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