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
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
Rev. Mr. Jewitt, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Bloodsworth. Interment
took place in the Franklin Cemetery.