Etc. -- Delos Davis' 1919 obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcription of the Waterford column on page 2 of the 30 Oct 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

While a student at the Terrace Hill School, Delos Davis, one of Waterford's bright young men, had the Spanish influenza last Christmas holidays. He seemed to get over it and returned to school, but soon had to give up.

Tuberculosis developed and sometime in May, Delos was taken to the hospital at Weston for treatment. After an heroic struggle of about six months, he passed away Saturday, 25 Oct 1919.

The remains reached Waterford Sunday evening and the funeral took place from 
the home of his mother, Mrs. Effie Davis, Leamon Street, on Monday 27 Oct 1919 
at 2 p.m. 

Many sympathetic friends and relatives attended. The services were conducted by 
Rev. J. McLachlan, assisted by Revs. 
N. Wilkins and J. B. Moore. Interment 
took place in Greenwood Cemetery.

The pall-bearers were six of his Sunday School classmates: Clendon Pearce, Earl Roberts, Dell Woodley, Gerald Beck, Kenneth Collver and Newton Bennett. 

Many floral tributes betokened the high esteem in which Delos was held. He was a bright, clean Christian young man and beloved and admired by all who knew him.

Much sympathy goes out to the sorrowing mother and one sister, Marion, in this hour of their sad bereavement.
 
 

 
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