Part 5

What more can we say about this section? Obituaries not only name relatives and relationships, but often tell vivid stories of people's lives. Please send in your collected Herkimer or Montgomery Counties related obits. Put "OBIT" in the subject heading of your email and name the source of the obit if known. The obits do not have to be long but can be short notices.

Davies, Thomas Sep 25, 1912
Davies, T. W. Feb 17, 1916
Davies, William H. Mar 7, 1918
Davin, Michael May 3, 1906
Davin, Michael Sep 26, 1914
Davis, Anna Mar 10, 1921
Davis, Charles Nov 4, 1913
Davis, Charles A. Aug 1, 1921
Davis, Charlotte Amalia Oct 8, 1917
Davis, Dr. A. C. May 26, 1908
Davis, Edward Elwood Oct 20, 1919
Davis, Edward H. Apr 13, 1915
Davis, George A. Mar 13, 1915
Davis, George B. Jun 20, 1913
Davis, Henry Sep 17, 1921
Davis, Hugh T. Jan 4, 1911
Davis, James W. Oct 26, 1918
Davis, John H. (or R) 1913
Davis, Mrs. Albert Mar 22, 1909
Davis, Mrs. Asher Mar 11, 1917
Davis, Mrs. Hannah Tallman 1909
Davis, Mrs. Jane May 4, 1905
Davis, Mrs. Mary P. Jul 6, 1908
Davis, Sr, John Nov 9, 1905
Zoller, Mrs. Morgia Jan 26, 1918

December 6, 1998  from Jo Dee Frasco
More Davis obits from the Herkimer County newspapers, Evening Telegram.


At the home of his son, Charles Vincent in Walnut Street, Mohawk early this morning, occurred the death of Hugh T. Davis. Death was due to pneumonia, following a brief illness, he having been ill only since Friday; and but the Friday before Christmas came from West Winfield to spend the winter with his son in Mohawk. The deceased was a native of Wales, born in Hafvergiae in that country in 1830, being 81 years of age. When about forty years of age he came to America first to Pennsylvania but soon came to West Winfield where the remainder of his life he followed the occupation of a farmer, being a man of respect and high standing in the community, and his demise will be regretted by all who knew him and his children will have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. His widow was Eleanor Davis whom he survived by about 30 years. In politics he was a Republican and a member of the Baptist church. There survive six children, Thomas C. Davis, Mohawk; Mrs. Anna Fenton, Miss Sarah Davis, West Winfield; Charles Vincent, Mohawk; Mrs. E. L. William, Jackson, Mich.; Mrs. F. E. Ellsworth, Battle Creek, Mich.; also two brothers, John and William Davis of West Winfield. There will be prayer at the Vincent home tomorrow morning and Undertaker Laird will take the remains to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Fenton in West Winfield where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock, burial in that place.

Mrs. Hannah (Tallman) Davis 1909

Frankfort, May ?--The death of Hannah, widow of Judson Davis, occurred at her home on West Main Street last evening. She was born in Schuyler 80 years ago and all her life had been spent in this vicinity. She was one of a family of 17, of whom several brothers and sisters are living. Since her husband's death she has resided with her sister, Mrs. Charles Widrick, and the funeral will be held from there at 1 p.m. next Sunday.

Prominent Fairfield Farmer Dead 10/26/1918

The death of James H. Davis last evening removes a lifelong and one of the most respected residents of the town of Fairfield. His demise occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Graner, in the town of Danube, whom he went to visit a few days ago. After his arrival he was sticken with influenza which developed into pneumonia, which was the cause of death. Mr. Davis was born in Fairfield in 1842 and always followed the occupation of farming in that town. There survive eight children as follows:
Frank of Mindenville, Byron of Canastota, Albert of Little Falls, Mrs. Leslie Phelps of Elmira, Mrs. John Graner of Danube, Mrs. Fred Phelps and Mrs. Robert Bowers of Little Falls and Wing Davis of Fairfield, and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Gillette of Little Falls. The funeral will be held from the home of Mrs. Bowers, East Monroe Street at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. Mr. Cooper officiating and will be private. Interment in the Davis family plot on the Albert Davis farm in Fairfield.

Mrs. Jane Davis 1905

West Winfield, May 4-- Yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John A. Jones, after a long illness, occurred the death of Mrs. Jane Davis, widow of Hugh Davis, aged 85 years. She was a woman of lovely character who grew old so gracefully that every one admired her and will mourn with her immediate relatives. She leaves two sons, John E. and Edward H. Davis, and one daughter. She also has three grand-daughters, Mrs. O. B. Chapman and Miss May Davis of Clayville, and Mrs. Charles Scott of North Bridgewater. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Congregational Church where she will be greatly missed. Her funeral will be held from the church Saturday at 2 p. m., the pastor, Rev. Shelton Bissell, officiating.

Mon. 1908

Ilion, July 6--At the home of her son, Aaron Davis, on First Avenue Saturday night, occurred the sudden death of Mrs. Mary P. Davis of Clayville, who was visiting her children. She attend the Grand Theatre and when she started to climb Wetsbecker's Hill she had an attack of heart trouble. She was assisted home and died about the time a physician arrived. She was born at South Valley and had lived at Little Falls before going to Clayville. The funeral was held from the Baptist Church in Little Falls this morning.

John H. (or R.?) Davis, the oldest resident of Frankfort Hill, died at the ome of his son, Wayne C. Davis, in that place yesterday, after an illness of one week's duration. Deceased was 93 years of age and had always resided at Frankfort Hill, being a farmer by occupation. Surviving are four daughters, two sons, 15 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.


John Davis, Sr., The Victim--Struck by a Central Locomotive Last Evening--Was Walking Across Tracks at Second Street Crossing--Instantly Killed.


Little Falls, Nov. 9.-- Another life was sacrificed at the Second Street crossing here last evening at about 6 o'clock. The victim was John Davis, Sr., aged 74 years. Davis was employed in the card room at the MacKinnon mill, No. 1, and left the mill at about 5:40 p.m. With two fellow workmen he was delayed at the crossing by an eastbound accommodation train, and as the last coach cleared the track Davis and his companions started to cross not noticing the approach of a fast westbound passenger train on the next track. The gate tender shouted a warning and Davis' companion jumped back out of danger, but Davis was caught on the tender and was carried about fifty feet. His mangled body was found directly in front of the depot, and it was apparent that death had been instantaneous. The body was removed to the grass plot near where it lay on the tracks, and Coroner Douglass summoned. After viewing the remains the coroner gave permission for their removal to Tozer's morgue. There they were examined by Drs. Eveleth and E. H. Douglas. The body bears awful evidence of the terrific impact to which it was subject. There is hardly a whole bone in it. There are two fractures of the skull, both legs are broken, as are the jaw, hips and arms, and there is a deep cut over the pelvis extending to the bone. Coroner Douglass will hold an inquest later. The train was in charge of Conductor Allen of Buffalo and George Graves of Syracuse was the engineer. The train did not stop, showing that Engineer Graves did not know that his engine had hit Mr. Davis. Mr. Davis was born in Wales, but came to this country when quite young, and settled in this city. For many years he was employed as a spinner in the old Stewart Mill, where the MacKinnon Mill, No. 2, now stands. He is survived by one son, John, and one daughter, Martha. The funeral of Mr. Davis will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock and the remains will be taken to Oriskany for burial.

December 2, 1998  from Jo Dee Frasco
Davis, Davies and Davin obits from Herkimer County newspapers.

Lifelong Resident of Frankfort Dies After Long Illness

Frankfort, August 1--The death of Charles A. Davis, a life long resident of this section, occurred this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Link of Palmer Street, after an illness of many years' duration. For the last two months he had been confined to his bed. Mr. Davis was born in West Schuyler, August 26, 1848, his parents being the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Davis. On May 17, 1870, he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Simmons also of West Schuyler, and they resided in that township until 1882, when they moved to Frankfort where Mr. Davis was employed in the West Shore Shop for many years. For 32 years they had lived with their daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. William Link. Deceased was a quiet, unassuming man and devoted to his home. Besides the daughter mentioned, he is survived by his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Melitta Tallman and Mrs. Melissa Thomas of Lakeport, N.Y., and by two brothers, Merrell J. Davis of Frankfort and Henry Davis of Lakeport. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home. Rev. H. B. Loomis, pastor of the Methodist Protestant Church of West Schuyler of which the deceased was an attendant, will officiate.

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Little Falls, Nov. 4--Charles Davis aged about 60 years, passed away this afternoon at his farm residence in the town of Fairfield from several strokes of paralysis which finally resulted in spinal mengitis which was the immediate cause of death. Many years ago he was united in marriage to Kate Wilcox, who survives him. His attending physician was Dr. Hunt of this city. He was universally loved and esteemed by all who knew him. In politics he was a Democrat. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Ray?, and one daugher Mrs. Leander Stahl. He also leaves two brothers, Albert Davis of Fairfield and James Davis of this city and one sister, Mrs. Luther Gillette of Amsterdam. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.

Edward Elwood Davis

Edward Elwood Davis, son of the late Willis J. Davis and Mary Elwood Davis (now Mrs. Eugene Hoke) died at the home of his mother near Richfield Springs, Saturday Oct. 18. He was in the twenty- second year and leaves surviving him, besides his mother, Mrs. Eugene Hoke, two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Breish and Mrs. James A. Davidson, a brother, John W. Davis and two half-brothers, Glen E. Hoke and Leon Russell Hoke. The funeral will be conducted at the home of his mother Tuesday, October 21, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. E. B. Fake, at Fort Plain. interment at Jordanville.


Dr. A. C. Davis, Pastor of Church at West Edmeston, Practicing Physician and Publisher of Three Papers, Met Instant Death. 1908

West Edmeston, May 26-- Dr. A. C. Davis of this village met a violent death last night while driving to his home from Edmeston, six miles from here. He was thrown from his carriage on a steep grade by a side strap breaking and was, it is supposed, instantly killed. He was valued and trusted as a physician, revered and loved as a pastor, respected as an editor. He conducted The West Winfield Star at West Winfield, The Edmeston Local and the Young People's Christian Endeavorer.

Fri 3?/10/1921

Anna Davis, aged 83 years, and committed from Frankfort to the County Home, March 27, 1917, expired at the home at 7 o'clock Thursday night. A sister residing in Frankfort survives.

OBITUARY Thursday, 1917

West Winfield, March 11--Tuesday night after a long illness, occurred the death of Mrs. Asher Davis. She was born September 21, 1859 in the town of Litchfield and about 38 years ago married Asher Davis. There survive the husband and two sons, Walter, who is a resident of the west and Lynn, of this village. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the late home.

Death of a Beloved Resident 1917

Dolgeville, Oct 8--Miss Charlotte Amelia Davis died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Philip Darling, last evening at about 6 o'clock. Miss Davis had been a resident of the town of Manheim during her lifetime, being daughter of Jacob Davis and Nancy Strough Davis. She was born on the Davis homestead in Manheim in 1840. The funeral will be held from the home of Mrs. Darling at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. W. J. Hart of the M. E. Church officiating, and interment will be made in the Inghams Mills Cemetery.

Richfield Springs, April 13--Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Oscar B. Chapman, occurred the death of Edward H. Davis, after an illness covering two years. He was 67 years of age, and recently resided in West Winfield and was also a former resident of the town of Salisbury, this county, where his parents resided for a number of years. He is survived by the daughter above mentioned and a sister, Mrs. John A. Jones of West Winfield and one grand daughter, Winona L. Chapman of Richfield Springs; three nieces, Mrs. Forest W. Chase of Herkimer, Mrs. Charles T. Scott and Mrs. E. W. Wilcox of West Winfield. The burial will be made in West Winfield cemetery, after a funeral service at Immanuel Congregational Church at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Rev. M. C. Bullock officiating.


Was Proprietor of The Allerton Hotel in Little Falls Little Falls, March 13--George A. Davis, aged 50 years, proprietor of the Allerton Hotel in this city, died at his home in Utica this morning of stomach difficulty. He was a Mason, Royal Arcanumite, Red Man and Odd Fellow. His widow and one son, Frank Davis, survive. The funeral will be held in Utica at a date not decided upon.


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Leading Frankfort Man Who Will be Greatly Missed 1913

Frankfort, June 20--Wednesday morning at his home near Frankfort occurred the death of George B. Davis, an old an highly esteemed resident. Mr. Davis was born in Frankfort October 5, 1829, and there he spent his boyhood days. When a young man he had the gold fever and went to California where he remained two years. On his return he purchased a farm on which he had resided 47 years. In 1855 he was united in marriage with Martha E. Thurston, of Frankfort, whom he survived 17 years.

He was a staunch Democrat and faithful to his party. He was an honest honorable and trustworthy citizen and a man who could be depended on upright and conscientious in all his dealings. He was a prosperous farmer and will be greatly missed in the neighborhood in which he resided so many years. The deceased leaves two daughters, Mrs. George Liddell, of Detroit Mich., and Miss Elizabeth Davis of West Eaton, and one son, William Davis, who resides at home. He also leaves two grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Elizabeth Ferguson, of North Frankfort; also three brothers, John R. and Uriel, of Frankfort and Fay Davis of Beatrice, Nebraska. The funeral was held Friday morning from his late home. Rev. J. B. Sheppard, of Utica, officiating.


Little Falls, March 22--Mrs. Albert Davis died at her home on East Loomis Street Sunday after a lingering illness of a complication of diseases. Mrs. Davis' maiden name was Ellen Casey and she was born in County. Cork, Ireland in 1879. She came to America in 1897 and settled in this city. She was a lady of engaging personal character, her amiable disposition winning her the esteem and regard of all who knew her. Besides her husband she is survived by her parents, two sisters and one brother in Ireland and another brother, James Casey of this city and another sister, Catherine Casey of New York. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's Church tomorrow morning.


Frankfort, Sept. 17--The death of Henry G. Davis occurred yesterday. He was born in this township June 25, 1849, and his entire life has been spent here. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, William, of Rome, and one stepson, Allie Aldinger, of Frankfort Center. Also one sister, Mrs. Martha Jones of Little Falls. The funeral will be held Monday from his late home at 2 o'clock.


Thomas Davies, Well Known In This Vicinity Several Years Ago,
Died Yesterday At Ischua 9/25/1912

News of the death of Ischua, Cataragua County, yesterday of Thomas Davies, a former Herkimer County man, was received. Mr. Davies was well known in the vicinity in which he lived and possessed many friends. Thomas Davies was born in Newtown, North Wales, August 7, 1831. In 1840 he came with his parents to this country locating in Litchfield. He was one of a family of six brothers and sisters, only one of whom survive him. Early in life Mr. Davies married Sarah Klock in German Flatts, who died in 1909. In 1850 he started for California, but was taken ill with yellow fever while on the Isthmus of Panama and was obliged to return home. The following year he again started for California, where he made his home for sevral years. Returning from the West, Mr. Davies moved to German Flatts and later to Franklinville, where he lived until a few years ago, when he moved to Ischua. Up to a few years ago he followed the occupation of a farmer. He was a Republican in politics and served as supervisor from the towns of Lindon and Franklinville for several terms. He was also a director of Franklinville Bank. The only near relative surviving is a brother Richard Davies, aged 83, who resides in Sauqoit. He leaves several nephews and nieces.

T. W. DAVIES 2/17/1916

Word was received here last evening announcing the death of T. W. Davies, which occurred in Liverpool, Ohio yesterday where Mr. Davies had gone on a business trip from his home in Brooklyn, N. Y., the latter part of January. While in that city he was stricken with pneumonia, but had recovered when heart difficulties added to his illness. Deceased was secretary of the Y. M. C. A. in this village for several years which was located in the second story of the now Foley block on Main Street. He leaves surviving a widow who will be remembered as Miss Carrie Munson, daughter of E. C. Munson of Mohawk Street, and a daughter, Miss Emily, who will have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in this village. Mr. Davies while a resident of this village was highly regarded. The remains will be brought here for interment. Mr. Davies is also survived by a mother and several brothers and sisters, who live in England.

Was Worthy Danube Resident 3/7/1918

Willam H. Davies died this morning at the home of his nephew, near Indian Castle. Deceased was 85 years of age the 17th of last October and was born on the farm on which he died. Mr. Davies followed farming all his life and was one of the substanital men of the town of Danube. For some time past the aged man and his wife have lived with a nephew, William H. Davies. Sixty years ago Mr. Davies married Anna Rice, who survives. Deceased is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Almira Falling of Stone Arabia. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 12 M. at the house and 1 p.m. at the Lutheran Church in Minden.


Mrs. Morgia Zoller, wife of the late William J. Davison, died at the home of her brother, Fred Zoller, 1120 Conkling Avenue, Utica last night. The deceased was born in Little Falls 63 years ago, being a daughter of the late Henry Zoller. She is survived by three brothers, Fred Zoller of Utica, Wiliam of Herkimer and Seymore of Mohawk, and by one sister, Mrs. Joseph Smith of Fultonville. The funeral will be held from the home of Fred Zoller at 1 o'clock next Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Dodge of Utica officiating. The remains will be brought to Little Falls and placed in the vault of Fairview Cemetery.


Little Falls, May 3--Michael Davin, who had been a resident of Little Falls for over forty years, died at his home, corner of Lewis and Diamond Streets, at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. He was born in Ireland in 1848. He is survived by a widow and one brother, John Davin of Newport. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's Church Friday morning.


The village of Frankfort lost a well known resident by sudden demise early this morning in the death of Michael Davin. He left for his work at 5:30 in the Michigan Condensed Milk Plant and apparently in his usual health. He returned about 6 o'clock and death occurred an hour later, due to neralgia of the heart. The deceased was a native of this county, born in Eatonville, the son of Andrew Davin and Ellen Buckley and was 55 years of age. His wife was Ann, daughter of Patrick and Ann Doyle McEvoy of Salisbury, and they had been residents of Frankfort for 28 years. He was a Democrat, a member of the Foresters and Thomas Honohan Steamer & Hose Co. He had been chief of the fire department and held the office of deputy sheriff and was esteeemed by all who knew him, being a member of Sts. Peter & Paul's Church and the Holy Name Society. There survives his widow and two daughters, Misses Mary and Ella Davin; also three brothers, Andrew of Frankfort, James of New Haven, Conn., and John of Charleston, S. C.; and two sisters, Mrs. James Dempsey of Frankfort, and Mrs. Michael Murphy of Little Falls.

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