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Idaho Pioneer Dies in Emmett, George Davis (1859 - 1953)

George Earnest Davis, 93, died at local hospital late Wednesday night after a short illness. He was born Sept. 16, 1859 at Little Rock, Arkansas.

He first came to the west in 1895. In 1891 he was married to Emma Lounise Ohms at Walla Walla, Wash. In 1902 the couple moved to Cottonwood, Idaho. He was at that time engaged in the freighting business from Lewiston to Cottonwood and Grangeville. He had the reputation of being the only man able to turn six horses and two freight wagons in the streets of Lewiston.

In 1908 he moved to Ola, Idaho, where he resided until 1934. He moved to 918 South Hayes in Emmett and resided there until his death.

Mrs. Davis preceded him in death, February 29, 1952.

Surviving are one son, Lester Davis of Emmett; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Query of Boise; Mrs. Winnie Perkins of Stockton, Calif., Mrs. Gussie Rose of Emmett. One son preceded his in death in 1926.

There are 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 at Beatty Chapel. Interment will be at Riverside.




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