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Obits > 1919 Roth Davis

Submitted by Jack Pritchard

Davis, Roth   obituary  (Sat.)  21 June 1919;  6;3  Gazette
(Death occurred  Sunday, 15 June, Funeral Wed., 18th.)
ROTH DAVIS PASSED AWAY  Tampico people were shocked to hear of the death of Roth Davis at his home in Hooppole on Sunday morning.  For some time past he had not been in the best of health but when he was taken it was a shock to the family and friends.  Mr. and Mrs. Davis were residents of Tampico until about three years ago, when they moved to Hooppole, he having purchased a harness shop in that place and was conducting same at the time of his death.  He leaves his wife, two sons, John Davis of Adrian Mich., and H. Lee Davis in Hume township: two brothers E. C. Davis of Bartlett, N. D., Earl of Winthrop, Ia., and Mrs. Effie Furgeson of Winthrop, Ia., besides a large number of friends.  The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Baptist church, of which he was a member.  Rev. Mr. Barber, pastor of the church, had the services in charge.  Mesdames Barber, Love and Denison sang and interment was in Tampico cemetery. ****end of obit****
Funeral Log:
Name of Deceased: Roth Davis
Charge to: Mrs. Roth Davis       Order Given by: Lee Davis
Address: Hooppole, IL
Date of Funeral: June 18, 1919
Place of Death: Hooppole, IL
Funeral Services at: Tampico   3 p.m.
Clergyman: Baptist Minister
His Residence: Hooppole, IL
Certifying Physician: R. H. Petty, M. D.
His Residence: Hooppole, IL
Date of Death: June 15, 1919
Occupation of the Deceased: Harness Maker
Single or Married: Married   Religion: Baptist
Date of Birth: Aug. 29, 1857
Age: 61y, 9y, 16d
Name of Father: James Davis
Interment: Tampico


Thursday, June 19, 1919


Roth Davis a former resident of this place, died at his home in Hooppole last Sunday morning at 6:30. Death followed a week's sickness of heart trouble which kept him to his bed. He has been in poor health for some time but was able to be at his business until the week preceding his death. Funeral services will be held in Tampico Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Baptist church and interment will be in the Tampic Cemetery.

The deceased was born Aug. 29, 1857, at Como and when a child came with his parents to a farm east of here where he resided until he was a young man. He was married in Tampico in 1883 and shortly after his marriage moved to Winthrop, Iowa, where they resided for several years, they moved from that place to Lacon, Ill., and then later to Streator where they lived until about 1897 when they moved back to Tampico. Three years ago they moved to Hooppole where he bought a harness shop which he has been a\successfully conducting until his death. Three children were born of his marriage, one daughter dying when about five years of age. The widow and town sons survive, the sons are : John Davis of Adrian, Mich., and H. Lee Davis north of  town. Also two brothers, Earl of Winthrop, Iowa; E. C. Davis of  Bartlett, North Dak.; and one sister, Effie Ferguson of Winthrop, Iowa.

Mr. Davis was a member of the Baptist church here and also am ember of the Mystic Workers. He has many friends both in Tampico and Hooppole who with the relatives will mourn his death.


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