The Larned Eagle-Optic, Friday, Feb. 17, 1899, Pg 3

Vol. XVI, No. 12


Death of M. R. Davin.


  Mr. Michael Davin, for many years a resident of this city, died at Wichita Monday, the 13th, where he had gone a few weeks before to secure medical treatment.  The remains were brought home Tuesday, by his daughter, Miss Matie Davin, and were buried from the Presbyterian church Thursday, afternoon at half past two o’clock with Grand Army honors.  Michael Richard Davin, was born in Ireland in 1843.  He came to this country as a boy and lived at Syracuse, New York, where he married Miss Jane Kilcoyne.  He moved to Iowa in 1878, and the next year moved to Ness county, of this state, and for the last thirteen years has lived in Larned.

  The deceased enlisted as a private in Company “C,” Second New York heavy artillery, in June, 1862, under the name of Richard Davin, fearing that, as he was at the time a minor, if he enlisted under his full name his parents would take him out of the army.  He was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, but served with distinction until the close of the war and was honorably discharged in May, 1865, having given thirty-five months to the service of his country.

  The deceased leaves a wife and two children, Matie and Charlie and a large number of friends, to mourn his death.

  The editor of this paper reckoned big hearted, honest “Mike” Davin one of the staunchest friends, and desires to add his humble testimonial as to his character as a modest unassuming, upright and worthy citizen.