Davis, John (Died on 25 April 1901)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 2 May 1901, p. 7


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A veteran of 1837 and 1866, and who remembered distinctly the War of 1812, died in Toronto on Thursday evening. He was Captain John Davis, until recently a resident of Saltfleet Township, and who spent his declining days with his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Kirkendale, Toronto. When the war broke out he was living with his father, a U.E. Loyalist, in Norfolk County, but moved soon afterward to Wentworth, then a wilderness. His father was a contractor for flour when the Canadian troops were stationed at Burlington Heights, and two of his brothers served with Brock when Detroit surrendered. In 1837 Mr. Davis served as a volunteer under Captain Servos, and marched from Hamilton to Ingersoll, thence to Niagara, capturing several prisoners, and witnessing the burning steamer, Caroline drift over the Falls. He was also enrolled as a volunteer of the Home Guard in 1866. He leaves four children, Mrs. Kirkendale, T.W. Davis, Davenport, Iowa. [only two listed] Though 98 years old, until a month ago Captain Davis was hale and hearty, and in full possession of his faculties.


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Genealogical Resource
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Newspaper
Item Type:
Obituaries
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Newspaper located at the Grimsby museum.
Date of Publication:
2 May 1901
Date Of Event:
25 April 1901
Last Name(s):
Davis
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Davis, John (Died on 25 April 1901)