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DAVIS, Samuel W.
|Cambria Freeman, 9 Jun 1905, Contributed by Patty Millich|
|Funeral of Col. S. W. Davis |
Oriental Commander, No. 61, Knights Templar of Johnstown in Charge of Services Sunday Afternoon
The funeral of Col. Samuel W. Davis who died at his residence in Ebensburg Thursday evening took place Sunday afternoon and was largely attended, hundreds of friends being present from all over Cambria county. Among the relatives present from this vicinity were Philip Evans of Johnstown, a nephew of the deceased and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Davis of Conemaugh.
The funeral was in charge of Oriental Commandery, No. 61, Knights Templar of Johnstown, John J. Jones acting as Eminent Commander and Cort G. Campbell as Prelate. "Peacefully Sleep" and Pleyel's hymn were sung by the commandery sextet – Messrs. David Marker, David H. Davies, Thomas J. Harris, J. L. Snowdon, Robert J. Shafer and James N. McKee. The remains were laid to rest in Lloyd's cemetery where Sann's band of Johnstown, which headed the funeral cortege, rendered a dirge. The members of Capt. John M. Jones Post 556, Grand Army of the Republic, of Ebensburg, also attended the funeral in a body.
Among the many prominent people in attendance throughout the county were the following: The Hon. W. Horace Rose, Mayor Charles Young, Ex-Mayor John Pendry, City Treasurer Charles C. Wehn, City Controller Alexander Wilson; G. W. Moses; Attorneys R. E. Cresswell and J. B. O'Connor of Johnstown; Wm. Shiffer of Weber and E. E. Pringle of Conemaugh.
The floral offerings were numerous and magnificent.
Oriental commanders left Johnstown for Ebensburg at 11:55 o'clock Sunday morning for Cresson and was conveyed thence to the county seat in a special train. Sann's band, sixteen pieces, accompanied the Knights Templar. They returned home Sunday evening at 7 o'clock.
The pallbearers were George A. Hager, Alexander McKeever, John Pendry and Charles C. Wehn of Johnstown; E. P. George of South Fork, and James W. Leech, Herman T. Jones and William Davis of Ebensburg.