Roy Davis Sr.
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Robert Roy Davis Sr. (1895 - 1960)

Robert Roy (Roy) Davis Sr.
Born in Pall Mall, Fentress Co., TNmap
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Husband of — married 6 Aug 1917 in , ILmap
Husband of — married 17 Dec 1923 in St. Joe, MImap
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Died at age 65 in Fulton, Fulton Co., INmap
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Obit From the Rochester Sentinel Wednesday, April 27, 1960


Roy R. DAVIS, 65, a retired railroad worker, died unexpectedly at 1:30 a.m. today at his home 2 1/2 miles west of Fulton. Cause of death was a heart attack. He had been in ill health for 15 months.

Mr. DAVIS had lived at his present residence since coming from Walton in 1951. He retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad Jan. 1, 1960 after 38 years of service. He was a member of the Walton Methodist church.

He was born Feb. 24, 1895 in Fentress county, Tenn., to John D. and Ermine STEWART DAVIS.

His first marriage was to Nettie GILLAN, who died in 1920; his second marriage was to Georgia FISHER, who died in 1936; his third marriage was on Oct. 8, 1937 to Francelia TAYLOR, who survives.

Surviving are the wife; four sons, Merle L. [DAVIS], Alexandria; Richard D. [DAVIS], Walton; Wayne E. [DAVIS], Gordon, GA.; and Robert Roy [DAVIS], Jr., at home; four daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Bessie) CRAIN, Burlington; Mrs. David (Karen Sue) McDOUGLE, Fulton; Janet Ann and Joan [DAVIS], at home, and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ditmire chapel in Fulton, with the Rev. Raymond SKELLEN officiating. Burial will be at Buffalo cemetery in Buffalo. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. tonight.

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Date: 29 APR 1960
Place: Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo, White Co., IN


Title: Sr


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Robert was born in 1895. He is the son of John Davis and Ermine Stewart. He passed away in 1960. [1]

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Loved dancing and talking about the past.WHY DID I NOT LISTEN?

Enjoyed going back to Fentress co. to York Homecoming at Wolf River and showing us kids where he lived and went to school.Roy was a school teacher until Granddad Davis talked him into logging to make more money which up sit his mother. Said he would take a good mule over a horse any time! Worked to much and died to soon! Was a GREAT father! had dark hair until he was ill,then turned white in less than a year. loved playing tricks on people and telling jokes always teasing mother.

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I just added to the bio. I did the same thing on my great-grandfather's page. Now they both appear on Categorizing people by trades could be a great tool for making connections.
posted by Chris Whitten
Hi David! My name is Crystal - a Supervisor here on the site. I just created, which links to this profile. An important aspect of the WikiTree project (but so far underutilized) is the potential for adding historical context to family history and the unusual collaboration this can spark. By creating general pages with links to individual ancestors we're giving Google something to index. This way, down the road if someone out there searches for "Pennsylvania Railroad" or "Pennsy employees", they have a good chance of ending up here and hopefully participating - and connecting. Crystal
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