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Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, March 7, 1946


J.R. Davis died Tuesday evening at the Holyoke Hospital at the age of 92 years.


His children, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Davis, of Wheatland, Wyoming, Alvin Davis, of Atwood, Kansas, Wilson Davis of Chariton, Iowa, Mrs. Bertha Etheridge of Sandpoint, Idaho and Mrs. George Glover of Holyoke have all been at his bedside. Wilson Davis left for his home Tuesday.


Funeral services will be at the Colver Funeral Home, Friday at 2:00 p.m.


Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, March 14, 1946




Funeral services for J.R. Davis were held at the Colver Funeral home Friday afternoon March 8, conducted by Rev. P.H. Evans of the Baptist church. Music was furnished by Mrs. Kenneth Kissinger and Mrs. Fred C. Hagemann.


John Richard Davis was born in Caldwell County, Kentucky, January 11, 1854 and died at Holyoke, Colorado in the hospital, March 5, 1946, at the age of 92 years, one month and 23 days.


Mr. Davis was united in marriage in 1874 to Nancy Coats. To this union two children were born, Edward and Burwell. Edward passed away at the age of 15 years. Mrs. Davis preceded her husband in death in 1879.


He later married Sarah E. Coats and to this union six children were born, Mrs. Flora Glover, Holyoke, Colorado, Burwell Davis of St. Louis, Missouri; Volnia of St. Louis; Wilson of Chariton, Iowa; Alvin of Atwood, Kansas; Mrs. Bertha Etheridge of Sand Point, Idaho and Ezra Davis of Wheatland, Wyoming.


His second wife preceded her husband in death in 1895 at Eaton, Colorado.


Mr. Davis came west with his family in the year 1887, and homesteaded near Bryant, Colorado. In the past several years he made his home with his children, and was a kind and loving father. He leaves to mourn his departure seven children, 24 grand children, 39 great grand children and 15 great great grand children.


Those coming from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Davis, Atwood, Kansas; Mrs. Bertha Etheridge, Sand Point, Idaho; Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Davis of Wheatland, Wyoming; Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Thomas of Denver; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Owens of Trenton, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Davis, Atwood, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Glover and R.F. Shaw, Champion, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Coats and Mrs. Grace Coats of Sterling, Colorado and John Fuller of Evans, Indiana.




We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the many kind deeds and sympathy that was shown us during the illness and death of our father, J.R. Davis. Everything was greatly appreciated. - Mr. and Mrs. George Glover and family; Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Davis; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Davis and family; Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Ethridge and family; Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Davis





John Richard Davis