JACK DAVIS, MINE
Death Comes at Age of 55
Fumeral Services to be
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
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
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.