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JOHN N. "JACK" DAVIS
1884 ~ 1939

JACK DAVIS, MINE
OPERATOR, DIES

Death Comes at Age of 55
Fumeral Services to be
Held Sunday

PICHER, Aug. 18 - Jack Davis, 55 year old pioneer mine operator, died at his home, Third and Netta streets, at 2 o'clock this morning of a complication of disease after an illness of two weeks.

Mr. Davis was born at Pierce City, Mo., Aug. 22, 1884. He was married to Miss Daphne Dale McCollough in 1909. He went to Webb City, Mo., April 7, 1909, and came to Picher in 1913.

For 14 years Davis was employed by the Eagle-Picher Mining & Smelting company as superintendent of the Bingham mine and then went on his own. Among other properties he operated was the Davis-Big Chief, which he sold about three years ago.

Mr. Davis served the city of Picher as mayor one term and several terms as councilman. He was a member of the Central Methodist church and the I. O. O. F. lodge.

Surviving are Mrs. Daphne Davis, wife; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Shogren of Oklahoma City and Mrs. Leila Frankel of Tulsa, and two sons, Jim and Jackie Lee, at home.

Funeral services will be held at the Union Church Sunday at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the Rev. Wesley Post, the Rev. J. H. Mott and the Rev. S. Y. Allgood in charge. Active pallbearers will be Henry Craig, Clint Niday, Claude Jones, Clarence Niday, Sug. Scotfield and Claude Dickerson; honorary pallbearers: Frank Potts, Frank Hills, Henry Austin, Frank Testerman, Bernie Simmons, F. W. Mizer, F. W. Evans, Dr. M. A. Connell, Dr. Richard Russell, George Potter and Walter Novak.

Burial will be in the Baxter Springs cemetery under the direction of the Jack H. Todd Funeral home.




By: Liz (Frankel) Gunderson

Newspaper clipping from: Diggin' Up Oakies in Ottawa Co.

John Newton Davis "Jack" in tree . . .




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