Davis, William Henry (October 25, 1870 - April 25, 1948)

W.H. Davis' Obituary Shows He

Came To Douglas in 1917

Unknown - 1948

William Henry Davis of Mt. Morrison, Colo., passed away at Mercy hospital in Denver, Colo., on April 25, 1948, at the age of 77 years and six months. He was born in Freeborn, Minn., October 25, 1870, the son of Daniel P. and Sarah E. Davis. He moved to Ord., Neb., when a small boy where he received his schooling, and later moved to Harrison, Neb., in 1886, where he was associated in the newspaper business, was county superintendent of schools and later entered the banking business. In 1917 he moved to Douglas, Wyo., where he was associated with the First National Bank for several years. He also served four years as postmaster of that city.

On March 21, 1894, he was united in marriage with Wanda I. Ponthus, who now survives him. Two sons and one daughter also survive him. One son, Dee P. Davis, is now located in Guam; another, Clarence V. Davis, resides in Wenatchee, Wash. The daughter is Mrs. Mercy E. Peinze of Mt. Morrison, Colo. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Dee Frederick Davis of Ogden, Utah; William Terry and Janet Lee Davis of Wenatchee.

He was past master of Sioux Lodge No. 277, A.F. & A.M. of Harrison; past patron of Woodbine Chapter No. 18, O.E.S., of Douglas, and held offices in the Harrison I.O.O.F. lodge. He was a member of the Methodist church of Douglas.

The last few years he has been associated with his son-in-law, C.E. Peinze, in the mercantile business in Morrison. He has always been interested in civic affairs and was the treasurer of the town of Morrison at the time of his death.

Mr. Davis has always been active in church and lodge work. He was a true friend to all who knew him, especially the children. His many kindnesses will always be remembered. His life has been a constant sacrifice for other people. He will long be remembered in Harrison, Douglas and Mt. Morrison as a good and solid builder in these communities.

Services were held at the Howard Mortuary in Denver on Tuesday afternoon, April 27, and again in the Harrison Methodist church Wednesday afternoon by Rev. E.C. Newland of Chadron, Neb. Burial services were conducted by Sioux Lodge under the direction of Ray Moss of Crawford, in accordance with the ritual of the Masonic work. Interment was made in the Harrison cemetery.


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