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Charles S. Davis, one of a family of thirteen children, two only who survive him, was born in Warwick, Orange, County New York, September 29, 1823 and passed away at the home of Elbridge Jewell in LaGrange, July 27, 1912.


At the age of twenty-three years he united in marriage with Miss Susan Batchelor at Berlin, Huron County Ohio. To this union were born nine children, six of whom survive him. They are Mrs. Sarah J. Swihart, Seneca, Mo.; E. C. Davis, Porter, Cass County Mich., Mrs. Julia McIvann, (Note: Julia McQuown) Browning, Mol, Benjamin F. Davis, Buchanan;  Elmer C. Davis, Marcellus; Maggie M. Marsh, Niles. The mother died in December 1894.


In the fall of 1857 Mr. Davis, with his family came to Cass county and settled in what is now known as the Kingsbury farm about one mile from where he died.  He lived at different places in this county until 1878, when he moved to Kansas, where he remained for seventeen years when he returned to this county and became a member of the family of Mr. Jewell, his son-in-law. Here he found a pleasant home, Mr. Jewell, doing everything possible to make it pleasant for him. While his children severally offered him a home he remained with his son-in-law from choice.  Mr. Davis followed farming all his life.  He was an honest, upright man, and had the respect of everyone who knew him. His surviving sisters are Mrs. Esther Finch, Dennis, Kansas, and Mrs. Anna Davis, Marcellus, Mich.


Funeral services conducted by Rev. O.P. Miller where held at his late home Tuesday afternoon after which burial was made in Prospect Hill Cemetery.


Card of Thanks

We wish to extend sincere thanks to friends for their sympathy and kind officesi in our time of affliction.

Family of Deceased.


Received 4 Dec 2006 from Cara Davis Stemen