Surname: DAVIS


Charles Corah Davis, one of the oldest and best known residents of this city, died at the home of his son, Earl Davis, 302 Scammel street, Thursday morning at 2:30, after an illness of seven months. His death was due to a nervous breakdown and infirmities incident to old age. He was born near Lowell, February 17th, 1835, and was 81 years of age. He was the last member of his family. Mr. Davis had lived here practically his entire life, with the exception of a few years spent at Lowell. On January 5th, 1857, he was united in marriage to Beulah A. Owen, and to that union eleven children were born, six having died. At the opening of the Civil War, Mr. Davis enlisted in the 36th Ohio, recruited in this city, and fought in the army for three years. In the battle of Winchester, he was wounded in the left arm. About twenty years ago he lost his eyesight, through a boiler explosion. Mr. Davis was a carpenter by trade and about thirty years ago he conducted a grocery for a time. During the nineties, he was township trustee, and served three terms of three years each. At the time of his death he was in retirement. After the death of his first wife, he was married to Isabelle Miller who is decreased. No children were born to this union. The deceased is survived by five children, Mrs. L. H. Rogers, of this city; Charles C. Davis, of Terre Haute, Ind.; F. O. Davis, of Alliance, O.; Robert C. Davis, of Clarksburg, W.Va.; and Earl Davis of this city, and several grand children. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, at two o'clock, at Fuller's undertaking establishment and interment will be made at the Oak Grove. Buell Post will have charge of the funeral.

Daily Journal, Marietta OH; 02 Mar 1916

Contributed by: Brenda Perkins


Captain Davis Passed Away Yesterday - Old Steamboat Man Succumbed To Attack of Heart Trouble -- Captain Daniel W. Davis died at his home, No. 951 Fort Street, Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock. His death is attributed to an affection of the heart. Capt. Davis had been feeble for some time. The attack which resulted in his death came upon him Tuesday and he took to his bed, suffering greatly. Sunday morning he felt considerably better. He was raised from his bed and placed in a chair for a time. He remarked that he thought he would go back to bed and then suddenly slipped forward in his chair. His heart fluttered a few times and he was dead. Capt. Davis was a well known citizen. He had lived in Marietta for thirty seven years and has many friends among people. By occupation he was a steamboat pilot and captain until he retired from active life, owing to advancing years and falling strength. He was a son of Dudley Davis and was born in Waterford township on February 7th, 1825. He is survived by his second wife, a son, R. A. Davis of Cleveland and two step-children, Charles M. Coffman and Miss Belle Coffman. Funeral services will be held at the house Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock, P.M. Reverend E. A. Coll will conduct them and interment will be made in Oak Grove.

Marietta OH; 12 Sep 1904

Contributed by: Brenda Perkins


D. C. DAVIS, PROMINENT OIL MAN, DIES -- After an illness of but four days, the result of pneumonia, Dexter C. Davis, prominent and wealthy oil operator of Marietta, died at his home on Front street, at 9 o'clock on Friday evening. Since Saturday his condition had been critical, and during the afternoon and early evening he continued to weaken despite the best efforts of the physicians who attended him. Dexter Cotton Davis was born on May 25, 1860, at Lowell, a son of the late Captain Daniel and Mrs. Johanna Davis. He spent his boyhood in the vicinity of Lowell, and upon attaining his majority came to Marietta where he entered the drug business. He followed this line for a number of years operating stores in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. During the early days of the oil excitement in eastern fields, Mr. Davis became interested in the business and he continued to follow it with marked success until his death. He confined his efforts to the eastern fields, and, died possessed of a number of valuable properties in Ohio, West Virginia and Illinois. He maintained offices in this city from which he personally directed all of his holdings, and he lived at 322 Front street, where a few years ago he builded one of the city's finest homes. During the many years that he operated in the Marietta oil fields, he helped largely to develop the Henderson field below Williamstown, the Lowell fields north of this city, and the Newells Run and Sand Hill fields in eastern Washington county. He also had valuable holdings in Illinois. In the operation of his extensive oil properties his son, D. C. Davis, Jr., was associated with him, and for the last several years the style of the firm had been D. C. Davis and Son. Mr. Davis was a patriotic, public spirited citizen always ready to contribute to a worthy cause and for many years had done much charitable work. He was an ardent member of the Knights of Pythias and of the Order of the Elks, in both of which organizations he held membership in Marietta. The deceased leaves a widow, Mrs. Henrietta Davis, a daughter Ida D. Hall, a son, Dexter C. Davis, and two brothers, A. B. Davis, of Mt. Sterling, and Dudley Davis, of Marietta. He also is survived by eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at his late home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Hal Lloyd officiating. Interment will be made in Oak Grove. Funeral services and interment will be private. Friends wishing to view the remains are asked to call at the residence Tuesday morning between the hours of 9:30 and 11.

The Marietta Times, Marietta OH; 28 Apr 1924

Contributed by: Brenda Perkins


SQUIRE DAVIS - Well Known Character Dies of Paralysis on the West Side -- Mr. S. D. Davis, familiarly known as 'Squire Davis, was stricken with paralysis about five o'clock Monday evening and was picked up in an unconscious condidtion near his humble shanty on the West Side. He showed some signs of reviving about an hour after the attack, but relapsed and died in a short time. Deceased was past 60 years of age and a well known character. [NB: Written on this copy of the obit. from the microfilm of the newspaper is the note that he was 60 years old. He was the son of John Davis and Dorothy Barnhart Davis and grandson of Dudley Daniel Davis, pioneer in the Lowell area.]

Marietta Daily Leader, Marietta, OH; 06 Apr 1897

Contributed by: Brenda Perkins


Corp. Paul A. Davis was born in Washington county, O., Nov. 19. 1842; his father, Hildreth Davis, died in 1886, but his mother, Emma (Flanders), born in 1814, is still living. At the age of 18 he enlisted Oct. 29, 1861, at Marietta, O., for three years as private in Co. C, 77th O. V. I., Hildebrand's Brig., and was afterward promoted corporal; he participated in the battles of Shiloh, Fallen Timber, Little Rock, Spoonville, Denan, Camden, Mark's Mill, Spanish Fort, Ft. Blakeley, siege of Mobile, and many skirmishes; he was in hospital a few days at Paducah, Ky., in March, '62, and in April, same year, was given sick furlough for thirty days from Shiloh, which was extended to August, '62, when he rejoined his command at Memphis, Tenn.; he was slightly wounded by gunshot in leg at Marks' Mills, Ark., April 25, '64, and was captured same day by Gen. Fagin's Confederate troops, and paroled on the field; he was discharged from first enlistment at Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 25, '63, and re-enlisted at same time and place; he was on special duty in provost, marshal Dept., at Little Rock, Ark., from June until December, '64, and was honorably discharged at Brownsville, Texas, March 8, '66. His father served three years in the 36th Ohio; his brother, John W., served about two years and a half in the 92d Ohio, and was severely wounded at Mission Ridge, by having his shin bone broken by gunshot; he had five cousins killed and wounded at Shiloh and siege of Corinth. His grandfather Davis served in the war of 1812. Mr. Davis was married in Monroe county, O., Sept. 16, 1867, to Margaret M. Casey, a native of that county; her parents, Samuel J. and Susannah (King) Casey, are both deceased; five children have been born to the union, namely: Emma Rosier, born Aug. 7, '68; Alice Rucker, April 10, '70; William W. April 7, '72; Eliza E., April 20, '74 and Ethel D., Jan. 2, '89. Mr. Davis is a member of the M. E. Church in which he is S. S. Supt.; his wife is a member of the same church. Comrade Davis was a member of the school board several terms; belongs to Buell Post, No. 178, G. A. R., Dept. of Ohio; he draws $24 a month pension, is a retired farmer, and his address is 137 Lancaster St., W. Marietta, O.


Contributed by: Brenda Perkins


William S. Davis, a prominent resident of the West Side and veteran of the Civil War passed away at one o'clock, Wednesday morning, October 28, at his home, 114 Lancaster street, following a four weeks' illness with a complication of diseases. Mr. Davis had been in falling health for several months. He was in his seventy-fifth year, and was born at Lowell, April 23, 1840. Mr. Davis spent the greater part of his life in and about Marietta, although he resided at Portsmouth for 26 years, where he was the manager of the Portsmouth Telephone Exchange. He came to Marietta about six years ago. He served with great credit throughout the Civil War, enlisting in the Northern forces three times. He first served in Company B, 9th Ohio Cavalry. During the last of the War, he was transferred to the Union Navy. Mr. Davis was a member Harmar Lodge No. 115, I. O. O. F., and leaves many friends to mourn his death. He married twice married, his first wife dying in 1903. Of this union, six sons and two daughters survive: William Davis and Frank Davis of Columbus; Bruce Davis, of Chillicothe; Richard Davis, George Davis and Harry Davis of Salt Lake City, and Mrs. Grace Evans and Mrs. Jeanette Simpson, both of Columbus. Ten years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Isadore Noland, who survives him witht heir two sons, Walter, aged 9, and Howard, age 7. Mr. Davis is also survived by one brother, C. C. Davis of the West Side, and a number of grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the late residence, 114 Lancaster St., Thursday afternoon, at two o'clock. Rev. A. S. Carman will officiate and burial will be made in Oak Grove...[last line illegible] [NB: In this obit, contained in the vertical files at the Marietta library, someone inserted his middle name as "Sidney." Other records indicate "Sedrick."]

Marietta Daily Journal, Marietta OH; 28 Oct 1914

Contributed by: Brenda Perkins

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