LaSalle County

George Davis

Laid To Rest

Final rites for George Davis grocer in this city for many years, who died of heart complications Monday morning in St. Mary's Hospital, were conducted in the Wagner Funeral Home yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. E.W. Smith, pastor of the Park Presbyterian Church had charge of the service during which two selections were sung by Mrs. Lester Eades and Mrs. Noble Arnold. They were accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Smith. Internment followed in Riverview Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Thad Woodward, Emerson Gee, James Keating, Ora Simons, Carl Arenz, and Fred Pflibsen. The many beautiful flowers were in charge of Mesdames Harry Manypenny, Robert Sanderson, Betty Rohlfing and Martha McCloskey.

Source: Streator Times Press Monday, April 15, 1940, Page 2, Column 4

Contributed by Vicky Alexander Johnson, 606 Harold Street, Crofton, Nebraska 68730, [email protected]

George Davis, Local Grocer, Dies Suddenly

Lifelong Resident Succumbs To Heart Ailment In St. Mary Hospital

Coming as a shock to his many friends as well as members of his family was the sudden passing of George Davis, 63, well known local grocer, which occured at St. Mary hospital this morning at 8:20 o'clock. Mr. Davis became ill with a heart ailment about two weeks ago while at work and had been confined to bed since. When his condition became serious Saturday, he was removed to the hospital but failed to respond to treatment.

The son of Reese and Mary (Alexander) Davis, the decedent was born in Streator April 17, 1877 and had spent his entire life in this city where he became engaged in the grocery business for 36 years. He and his brother, Robert, had been operating the Sowerby Grocery at 111 E. Stanton Street, just one door east of his home.

His chief interest in addition to his family and business, was the Woodman lodge of which he had been a member for many years.

The marriage of Mr. Davis and the former Gertrude Gehres took place in this city in November, 1905 and to their union two daughters were born.

They are Mrs. Arthur Fincham of Streator and Mrs. C. H. Rasmussen of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Davis is also survived by his widow, one brother Robert, of this city, a grandson, Davis Arthur Fincham, and an uncle, Elias Alexander of Royal, Nebraska. His mother preceded him in death in December, 1938 and he was just 15 years old when his father died.

Pending word from the daughter in Texas, funeral arrangements have not been completed. Rev. Smith, pastor of the Park Presbyterian church, will officiate at the services, the time of which will be announced in tomorrow's issue of the Times Press.

Source: Streator Times Press Monday, April 15, 1940, Page 2 Column 4

Contributed by Vicky Alexander Johnson, 606 Harold Street, Crofton, Nebraska 68730, [email protected]

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