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Max Davis


Max Smith Davis, aged 50, local Grand Trunk railway agent, passed away early Thursday morning, Jan. 21 in Lee Memorial Hospital, Dowagiac, where he underwent an operation on the previous Tuesday.  Ill at intervals the last five years, he continued working for the railroad, with which he had been connected for 33 years.


He was born in Cassopolis in 1893, the son of Elmer C., and Bertha (Arndt) Davis. At an early age he moved with his parents to Marcellus where he attended various country schools and Marcellus High School.  At the age of 16, he went to work as relief operator and agent in various towns before becoming agent in Marcellus 21 years ago.


He was a member of the local Masonic lodge and Brotherhood of Railroad Telegraphers from which he recently received his 25 year service medal.


Besides the widow, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Roger Brown of South Bend, one granddaughter Judith Ann Brown, also of South Bend, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Davis of Marcellus; three brothers, Leon and Rex Davis of Jackson and Ted Davis of Dayton, Ohio.


Funeral services will be held at the Romig FuneralHome at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Reverend H. E. Kohn officiating. Burial in Marcellus Cemetery.


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