The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, March 22, 1906
JESSE F. DAVIS, a former well known young man of this city, died at the hospital in St. Joe., Mo., on Wednesday morning, March 14, 1906, with euremic poisoning, the result of an operation which had been performed for bladder trouble. The operation was a minor one and it was not thought that any serious results would follow, but poisoning developed which proved fatal. When death came to relieve his suffering he was surrounded by his immediate family. The remains were brought to Chariton on Friday, accompanied by his wife and daughter, and on Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock funeral services conducted by Rev. Fred B. Palmer were held at the M.E. Church after which interment took place in the Waynick Cemetery, southwest of this city.
JESSE FREMONT DAVIS, son of W.P. and N.E. DAVIS, was born five miles south of Chariton, Iowa, on July 18, 1861. He moved with his parents to this place in 1865 and resided here until 1885. The last fourteen years of his life he has spent in Cameron, Mo., where he has been engaged in the hardware business. On June 29, 1886, he was married at Blue Springs, Neb., to MISS BESSIE CUNNINGHAM, who with one daughter, ZOLA R., remains to mourn the loss of a kind and devoted husband and father. He is also survived by his mother, MRS. ELLEN DAVIS of this city, and two sisters, MRS. LOTTIE LEY and MRS. OLA KEMMING of Dennison, and three brothers, FRANK of Ottumwa, ELMER of Valley City, N. Dak., and LEE of Green River, Wyo.
When eighteen years of age deceased united with the Chariton Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Woodmen of the World. He possessed a jovial disposition, was energetic and upright, and his friends were numbered by his acquaintances. To all those who mourn, the deepest sympathy of the community is extended.