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DAVIS, David E.

    Johnstown Daily Tribune, 01 Oct 1915, Page 24, Contributed by Sandy Lewis

Son of "California Tom" Davis Lay All Night Along Road

Johnstown relatives today received word of the death of David E. Davis, formerly of this city, who was fatally injured September 21 in a runaway accident at Long Timber, Mon. He was 55 years old and unmarried. Although the body has been buried at Long Timber, the remains will probably be exhumed and brought to this city for burial.
The letter received here stated that Mr. Davis was driving along a country road about 7 oclock on the evening of September 21. Suddenly, an automobile met him and the lights, which had not been turned on, were suddenly illuminated. The horses, frightened by the blinding auto lights, ran away. Mr. Davis was thrown off and the wheels passed over his abdomen.
From 7 oclock in the evening until 8 oclock next morning, Mr. Davis lay along the road, the automobilists not having stopped to offer him any assistance. He was taken to a farm home and later sent to a hospital, where he died about 7 oclock on the evening of the 22d.
Although Mr. Davis left Johnstown more than 20 years ago, he will be remembered by a number of Johnstowners. His father was "California Tom" Davis, who conducted a hotel here before the Great Flood. He was a brother of William N. Davis, who makes his home with Mrs. Lizzie Davis Mock, of 346 Locust street, and Mrs. George E. Raab, of 344 Locust street.

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