R. Walter Davis

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
February 21, 1889, page 7
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Tribute of Respect.
Waco (Tex) Day, Feb. 3rd.

Judge R. Walter Davis, a most estimable citizen and an eminent lawyer died suddenly at 11 o’clock yesterday morning…. He leaves a widow and four small children to mourn…. He was laid to rest by the side of his parents in First Street Cemetery, followed by one of the longest processions ever seen in Waco.

Walter Davis was born in Hancock County Georgia, in 1848. He was the eldest grandson of T. H. Audas (deceased ) of Sparta.

His parents moved when he was quite small to Bartow county (then Cass) and he was raised in Stilesboro and Cartersville. He attended Emory college at Oxford, and was a graduate of the class of 1870.

He served a while, when a mere boy, in the Georgia militia during the late war, and was once wounded.

He leaves three sisters, Mrs. W. C. Kingsbery, of Dallas, Mrs. Emma Townsend, of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ida Irons, of Corpus Christi, to mourn with his wife and children his sudden death, but thank God they sorrow not as those who have no hope.


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