Samuel Davis died at age 79 of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1836. He shares a grave marker with his wife, Mary A. Davis. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on June 16, 1915, in the (Corvallis) Daily Gazette-Times, Page 1, Column 2.


Samuel Davis, a pioneer resident and highly esteemed citizen of Benton county, was stricken with paralysis several days ago and died shortly after nine o’clock last evening at the family home in Philomath.

Mr. Davis was born February 11, 1836, and at the time of his demise had passed his seventh-ninth milestone. He was a native of Center county, Pennsylvania, and a brother of the late Caleb Davis, Sr., one of Benton’s earliest pioneers. The deceased is survived by his widow and three sons, Charles Davis, city attorney of Philomath; Vic Davis, of Corvallis, and Ed Davis, of Blodgett.

Funeral services will be held from the residence in Philomath tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock and interment will be in the family burial plot in Newton cemetery.