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Obituaries - Davis

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O, holy and fair! we rejoice thou art there
In that Kingdom of Light with its cities of gold,
Where the air thrills with angel hosanas and where
Thou will never grow old—never grow old.”
[FMJ 2-26-1887, p. 1]

“Death comes with a shock even if we are expecting it. So it was when I heard Eliza Clayton Davis was dead. Dead! Gone! Never will we see her in this life! I wonder sometimes how we bear loss! So many old are left behind when we expected they would pass through the pearly gates long before our youthful friend. But such was not God's will. He took her from we know not what. We only know that His will is best and we dare not question it. During my summer vacation scarcely a day passed that I did not spend part of it with her at the store. I never heard her say one harmful word about anyone. If she did not know any good she was silent. This, I think, is the most beautiful trait anyone can possess. We are all given to speaking too much of others’ faults, forgetting how short and uncertain life is, and how soon we may be rushed into eternity. I, for one, am trying to learn a lesson from her quiet, modest life, and I hope we can all profit from her example. Of those who died as she did one can say—

Ah, the angel of death is not one to fear,
For he cometh in kindness with words of cheer;
His smile is glad though his eyes are dim,
And a halo of glory encircles him;
No withering frown is seen on his brow,
But peace that mortals may never know,
And he brings a gift from the world above
All perfumed with blessings and crowned with love.”
[FMJ 3-5-1887, p. 4]

b. September 20, 1867
d. February 9, 1887
a. 19 yrs. 4 ms. 19 dys.

“George Tennant Davis, son of John Davis of Borden mine, died Wednesday afternoon, 9th inst., aged 19 years, 4 months and 19 days—an event not unexpected. He and his sister, Eliza Clayton, whose death we chronicled a few weeks ago had been companions in illness several months. Together they suffered and declined; together their remains repose in the earth, and the record of their pure lives furnishes abundant ground for hope that together their spirits walk by the ‘river and the streams whereof make glad the city of God.’ The funeral yesterday at the English Lutheran church was largely attended, and the floral offerings attested in a touching manner the deep sympathy of the community with the stricken family. These comprised a pillow ‘to George from his classmates of 1886—Mr. Purnell’s school’; a ‘broken circle’ from his sister, Aggie; a ‘crown’ from Marx Wineland, and a ‘cross’ from his grandparents—Mr. and Mrs. George Tennant. Rev. W.A. Shipman, now of Hollidaysburg, Pa., came over from that place and officiated at the services.” [FMJ 3-12-1887, p. 1]

d. January 18, 1870

No other information is available.

b. February 1875
d. January 9, 1952
a. 76

“Frostburg. James S. Davis, 78, a native of Frostburg, died last night at the home of Raymond Frantz, 40 Locust street, Cumberland, where he had resided for 60 days. A son of the late John and Sarah (Tennant) Davis, he is survived only by his widow, Mrs. Eva (Frantz) Davis, formerly of Cumberland. Mr. Davis, a retired merchant, was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and of Frostburg Lodge 470, B.P.O. Elks. The body is at Durst Funeral Home. Burial will be in Percy Cemetery here.” [CET 1-10-1952, p. 17]

“Services for James S. Davis, 78, who died Wednesday, will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at Durst’s Funeral Home with Rev. Harold R. Stoudt, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church, officiating, assisted by Daniel E. Eveland, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Percy Cemetery. Members of Lodge 470, B.P.O. Elks, will conduct a memorial service for Mr. Davis tonight at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Co-owner with his brother of a tobacco store, Mr. Davis was one of the oldest members of the Frostburg Fire Department. He was a son of the late John, a former Frostburg postmaster, and Sarah (Tennant) Davis. He was survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva (Frantz) Davis, formerly of Cumberland.” [CET 1-11-1952, p. 14]

“This firm of tobacconists is composed of two brothers, sons of John Davis, deceased, and Eliza [sic] Davis. The business is located at No. 20 West Union Street...James S., the junior


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Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson


Collection Location:
Frostburg, Md

Original Size:
28 x 22 cms

Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .

Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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