SYLVESTER DAVIS         GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Council Grove Republican, Thursday, Mar. 16, 1911

Died:  Mar. 10, 1911


Sylvester Davis.


  Sylvester Davis was born in Lebanon, Montgomery county, Ohio, and died March 10, 1911, at the home of his son, W. T. Davis, at Delavan.  He was 69 years, 9 months and 21 days old.

  His father died when he was quite young.  Shortly afterward he moved to Putnam county, Indiana, where he grew to manihood.  He was married to Caroline C. Matkins February 16, 1862.

  Shortly after this marriage he heard the call of his country and offered himself as its servant.  In 1882 he in company with his wife and family moved to Morris county, settling in Council Grove.

  He was the father of five children, four sons and one daughter, all of whom are still living.

  Mr. Davis was a Christian man and a kind father.  He was converted and united with the M. E. church.



  To our neighbors and friends at Council Grove and Delavan we offer our heartfelt thanks to you and your kindly help and assistance in the death of our father, and especially the old soldiers of the G. A. R. post of Council Grove, Rev. J. W. Reed and the Sons and daughters of Justice, who had charge of the funeral at the Grove.

W. T. Davis and family,

F. M. Davis and family,

J. T. Davis and family,

D. I. Davis and family,

O. R. Gillespie and family,