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Davis, Charles 1924 obit, 1st sheriff Rosebud County

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Davis, Charles 1924 obit, 1st sheriff Rosebud County

Posted: 1168849049000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Davis, Coy, Kamhoot, Harriman, Smith
I found this obituary among my parents' things. Charles Davis' son was my dad's stepfather.


"Charles Davis, whose death was briefly mentioned in the last issue of The Mail, was born at Sherwood, Branch county, Michigan, Nov. 28th, 1862, and departed this life at the home near Langdon Oct. 13th, 1924, aged 61 years, 10 months and 16 days.

"Deceased was the son of Oscar and Elizabeth Davis and at the age of sixteen moved with the family from Michigan to Minnesota. He was united in marriage with Almira Coy at Silver Creek, Minn., Jan. 1st, 1882. To this union were born seven children, Frank, the eldest, preceded his father to the grave a year ago, on Oct. 22nd, 1923, at Cedro Wooley (sic), Wash. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife and the following children: Floyd E., of Annandale, Mont.; Chas. Morris, who recently returned home from Wyoming; Mrs. Elizabeth Kamhoot of Thurlow, Minn.; Mrs. Mabel Harriman of Greenwood, Neb.; Mrs. Myra Smith of Hamburg, Ia., and Theodore William at home.

"For over a quarter of a century the family of Charles Davis was closely identified with the upbuilding of Eastern Montana, Mr. Davis being a rancher for that period. In 1902, when the eastern half of Montana was divided and Rosebud county organized, Mr. Davis was appointed its first sheriff. He served in that capacity for three years. At that time a rough element of citizenry was prevalent in the mining camps in and near Anaconda and neighboring towns, and Sheriff Davis's fearlessness and zeal for upholding the law proved a valuable asset to the new county of Rosebud. After holding the office of Sheriff for three years Mr. Davis was elected county treasurer of Rosebud county in 1905, and served in that capacity for one term.

"The family moved to Southern Missouri in 1911 and to Hamburg, Iowa, in 1915. In 1919 they came to Atchison county, settling on their farm of 240 acres southeast of Landon.

"For twenty-five years Mr. Davis had been a member of the Masonic fraternity. Testimony of his friends tells of his purpose of right living and right doing, confirmed by the statement of a member of his family, 'Those who knew him best loved him most.'

"The funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 15th, at the home, by Rev. C. F. Jenkins, interment taking place at Hunter cemetery."
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