||Minor Davis is Laid to Rest
The funeral of Minor Davis, whose death was noted in the express, last week, occurred last Friday afternoon and was attended by the old neighbors and friends of the Langworthy region who still remain in the vicinity. The body was taken to Langworthy and buried beside the remains of Mr. Davis’ wife, who passed away several years ago. The funeral services were conducted by Reverend Roy V. Porter, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, of Monticello.
Mr. Davis was born in Fairfield, Connecticut, February 3, 1822. He died January 16, 1911 at the home of his son, Charles at Bolivar, Missouri. He therefore would have been 89 years old had he lived until the third of next February. Mr. Davis had been a member of the Episcopal church for more than seventy years .
In 1845, Mr. Davis was married to Mary Ann Osborn and to this union were born three children. The eldest, Stephen, died at the age of 4 years, the other two, Charles H. of Bolivar, Missouri and M.T. Davis of Sedgewick, Kansas, survive the father. Both of them accompanied the remains here and were present at the funeral services.
Mr. Davis moved into Jones County in 1858, and settled in Wayne Township, where he was a citizen for 45 years , living an upright and respectable life. He held various township offices and for many years was a justice of the peace. He settled many disputes among his neighbors and was generally referred to as Squire Davis. Since 1903 he had made his home with his two sons, living with either as he felt inclined.
Submitted by: Steve Hanken
Source: Monticello Express, January 26, 1911