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Will P. Davis
Will P. Davis Dies at Age 83; Funeral Friday

Will P. Davis died at 7:25 last night at his home, 1215 Cherry street, 
13 days after observing his 83rd birthday. Mr. Davis, a section worker 
on the L. S. N. Railroad for 39 years, retired in 1936. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p. m. at Myers Chapel. 
The Rev. Bird Green will officiate and burial will he in Oakwood cemetery. 
The body will remain at Myers Chapel, where friends may call at any time 
after 4:00 p. m. Thursday. 

Mr. Davis was born February 12, 1870 in Hamilton county, the son of Fred and 
Eliza (Wright) Davis. He had been a resident of Jefferson county for the past 
40 years. He was married to Cora H. Proctor, (sic.) who preceded him in death 
in 1940. Mr. Davis was a member of the Baptist church. He Is survived by a daughter, 
Mrs. Eliza Ann Beckham of Mt. Vernon, a brother, Charley Davis of Evansville and 
one grandchild.

Source: The Mt. Vernon Register-News
Date: Thursday, February 26, 1953
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman


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