Etc. -- Wallace W. Davis' 1917  obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcript of Port Rowan column on page 5 of 1 Feb 1917 Simcoe Reformer.

By the death caused by heart failure of Mr. W. W. Davis at his home last Friday, Port Rowan loses one of its most respected citizens. Mr. Davis was 77 years of age and up till quite recently had enjoyed exceptional good health; nor at any time was he considered dangerously ill, and his death was quite sudden and unexpected.

The deceased was a son of the late Jacob Davis, who came from Nova Scotia and settled in Houghton, where he was born. He married Miss Mary Jane Woodward, and to them was born an only daughter, who died several years ago at the age of 16 years, and for whom the parents have never ceased to mourn.

Mr. Davis at one time sailed the lakes but finally settled on a farm at Rowan Mills, where he lived until he moved to this village, 26 years ago.

He always took a great interest in the welfare of the village and had served as a councillor and also filled other offices acceptably.

Other than his wife, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Hannah White of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Almira Beattie of Salt Lake City, Utah.

The funeral was held from the home on Monday, when a large number of friends gathered to show their sympathy for the bereaved. The services were conducted by the 
Rev. Mr. Jewitt, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Bloodsworth. Interment took place in the Franklin Cemetery.

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