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
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