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Frank A. Davis 1877-1916


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/21/2011 at 20:57:56

Frank A. Davis Dies Unexpectedly
Frank A. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Davis, died at the home of his parents in this city at 12:30 Tuesday morning, March 28, of heart complications. He had been ailing for some time and about a month ago went to Rochester from his home in Freeport, Illinois, to consult specialists. The doctors did not consider an operation advisable but placed him on a milk diet for further developments expecting an operation could be had a little later. About ten days ago he came to Estherville to remain with his parents until after the operation. He did not gain as rapidly as expected but seemed to show a little improvement until Monday night when he suddenly grew worse and a little after midnight his spirit passed to the great beyond.

Frank A. Davis was born in Estherville January 22, 1877, died March 28, 1916 and was therefore a little past thirty-nine years of age.

Until about twelve years ago he had made his home in this city. At that time he went to Freeport, Illinois, and May 15, 1907, was united in marriage to Miss Emma Helden of that city.

Deceased was a kind-hearted, generous and industrious young man and many friends will mourn his untimely death. He is survived by his wife, parents, two sisters, Mrs. L. L. Druley of Prescott, Wisconsin, and Mrs. John Smith of this city, two brothers, Will and Ralph Davis of this city.

Funeral is to be held from the residence of W. H. Davis Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment made in Oak Hill cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, March 29, 1916)

Demise of Frank Davis
Frank A. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Davis, of this city, passed away at the home of his parents, at half past twelve, Tuesday. Mr. Davis was born in this city on the twenty-second day of January, 1877, and lived here until about ten years ago, when he moved to Freeport, Ill., where he engaged in business. Some time after he desired out door work and was on the police force in the city of Freeport. He was married in that city on the fifteenth day of May, 1907, to Emma Helren, and he and his wife have many times visited with relatives in this city.

Something like two years ago, Mr. Davis became afflicted with some internal disease which seemed to baffle the medical fraternity. About a month ago he came to the home of his parents in this city, and from here he visited the Mayo Brothers at Rochester, Minn. They said there seemed to be nothing radically wrong and advised him to diet and rest for two weeks and then return. About three days ago he became much worse, and after three days of intense suffering he passed away.

Mr. Davis grew to manhood in this city. He attended the public schools here and was well known to the older residents.

The funeral services will be held from the home on Thursday afternoon, the Rev. F. F. Case, officiating. The deceased leaves a wife, father and mother, two brothers and two sisters to mourn his untimely death. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, March 29, 1916)


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