Will I. Davis

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
January 23, 1908 , Page 1
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Will Davis Dead.
Well Known Constable Succumbs to Consumption.

Mr. Will I. Davis died, at his home in this city, Friday, the 17th instant, of consumption, with which he had been afflicted for the last ten months.

He has been holding the position of constable in the Cartersville district for two years up to the time that he had to give up the place on account of his affliction, and was an exceptionally efficient and dutiful officer.  He was possessed of splendid courage and never shirked a duty no matter how arduous.  A mission entrusted to his official hand was always sure to be carried out.

He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. I. Y. Davis, of Emerson, and moved here from that place.  In 1898 he was elected mayor of Emerson, and performed the duties of the office in a way that merited the sanction of the citizens of that hustling village.  He had been a member of the Baptist church since August, 1894, and in 1903 he was ordained a deacon in that church.  He was thirty-three years of age, being born September 11, 1874.  October 9, 1892, he married Miss Ellen Darnell, of Emerson.  This faithful and affectionate companion survives him, as also three children, the fruit of their union.

Will Davis had a great many friends.  He was always fair and just in his dealings with his fellow man and seemed to be possessed of the best impulses in all his daily action.  He possessed a rather genial nature and displayed a rare unselfishness in his intercourse with the people.

The funeral took place at Emerson on the 19th, the services being conducted by Rev. Marshall McCoy.


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