Obit: Davis, Merton (1896 - 1972)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Davis, Jones, Eysnogle, Carlson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 7/27/1972

Davis, Merton (25 October 1896 - 24 July 1972)

Funeral services for a Town of York native, Merton Davis, 75, of Cameron, who died July 24 at Lakeside Hospital, Rice Lake, are to be held today (Thursday) at 1:30 p.m. from the York Center United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gene Carlson will officiate and burial will be made in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Friends may call at the Georgas Funeral Home until noon today, when the body of Mr. Davis will be taken to the church where it will lie in state until time of services.

Mr. Davis, the son of Jeremiah and Mary (Jones) Davis, was born October 25, 1896, in the York Center area and received his early education there. After attending high school in Marshfield he farmed in the York Center area for many years before moving to Medford in 1935 where he was in the real estate and insurance business.

In 1941 he moved to Marshfield and worked for Knoll Hardware. Mr. Davis operated the Joe Eysnogle farm in the Town of York from 1942 until 1946 and then wet to Gary, In., where he operated an A & W root boor stand until 1955 when he moved to Waupaca to operate a root beer stand there.

Upon retirement in 1959 he resided in Cameron, spending the winters in Arizona. Mr. Davis, who was a member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Singing in America and of the Cameron Senior Citizens, has been in poor health for the last several months.

His marriage to the former Dessie Eysnogle , who died August 20,1968, took place March 31, 1917, at York Center. Survivors include three children, Joe Davis of Stevens Point, Bernard Davis of Plainfield, Il., and Halan Davis of Mundelein, Il., and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.



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