George C. Davis, 1849-1940
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/29/2009 at 16:23:12
G. C. DAVIS, 90 YEARS OF AGE, IS DEAD
Was One of County's Oldest Residents
George C. Davis, 90, one of Emmet County's oldest residents, died yesterday at 5:30 p.m. at his home. Mr. Davis had been in poor health for some time but was not taken seriously ill until yesterday morning when he suffered a heart attack.
Mr. Davis was born Dec. 12, 1849 in Herefordshire, England. He came with his parents to the United States in 1862. The family settled near Estherville in 1863. He was married to Isabelle Jane Whealy, March 25, 1874, and they moved to a farm south of Estherville. Mr. Davis lived there until 1913, when he moved in Estherville.
He is survived by his widow; five daughters, Mrs. May Dunn, Armstrong; Mrs. J. J. Felkey, Solway, Minn.; Miss Lillian Davis, Estherville; Mrs. Henry Worster, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; and Mrs. J. E. Goldsberry, Gruver; and one son, Harold Davis, Emmetsburg. He was preceded in death by two children, Alfred Davis of Albin, Wyo., who died in 1933; and Alice Davis, who died in 1900. Four brothers and one sister also preceded him in death.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Methodist church. The Rev. F. O. Ortmeyer will conduct the rites. Burial will be in East Side cemetery.
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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