William Elvie Davis

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William Elvie Davis
b: 1901
d: 25 Sep 1960
Biography
OBITUARY: Death Takes Longtime Lawman, Elvie Davis, At His Home Here.

W.E. Davis, lifetime resident of Texarkana and longtime lawman, died at 4:25 a.m. Sunday at his home, 1702 Locust street, after a lengthy illness. He was 59. Mr. Davis served on the Texarkana, Ark., police department for 12 years, six years of that time as chief of the department. He was elected sheriff of Miller County nine times, serving 18 years. At the time of his death, he was retired.

Mr. Davis was a member of the College Hill Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 341, Texarkana Elks Lodge No. 399, Odd Fellows Lodge No. 252, Lions Club and was a past president of the Arkansas State Sheriff's Association.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Hedgecock, El Dorado, Ark.; one son James Barefield of Mt. Carmel, Ill; one sister Mrs. W.T. Carrol, and two brothers, Floyd Davis and Clarence Davis.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the College Hill Methodist Church with Rev. Howard Williams of DeWitt, Ark., Rev. Cagle Fair and Rev. T.N. Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The body will remain at the East Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Tuesday when it will be taken to the College Hill Methodist Church to lie in state until the hour of the service. Active pallbearers will include William Clark, Archie Munn, Tillman Johnson, Herman Burk, Lawrence Huff and Max Tackett. Honorary pallbearers will include S.H. Vance, W. B. Smith, W.B. Oglesby, Max Elrod, Ben Shaver, J.A. Whyte, W. H. Sturgis, B. R. McCarley, Bert Larey, Bill Scott, Dr. Dicker Smith, members of the Board of Stewards of the College Hill Methodist Church, and other friends of the family.
Facts
  • 1901 - Birth - ; Days Creek, Miller, Arkansas
  • 26 Sep 1960 - Burial - East Memorial Gardens ; Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 25 Sep 1960 - Death - ; Miller, Arkansas, United States
  • 1930 - Residence - Living together: William E (Head,31,Policeman), Lotta M. (25,Wife), Martha E (3, Dau). ; Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 1910 - Residence - ; Days Creek, Miller, Arkansas
  • 1920 - Residence - ; Cleveland, Miller, Arkansas
  • 1930 - Residence - Living together: William E (Head,31,Policeman), Lotta M. (25,Wife), Martha E (3, Dau). ; Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 1910 - Residence - ; Days Creek, Miller, Arkansas
  • 1920 - Residence - ; Cleveland, Miller, Arkansas
Ancestors
   
William Lenard "Lynn" Davis
20 MAR 1854 - 19 May 1937
 
 
William Harley Davis
06 Oct 1877 - 22 Oct 1955
  
  
  
Sarah Magdalene "Sallie" Robertson
6 Mar 1857 - 11 Dec 1922
 
William Elvie Davis
1901 - 25 Sep 1960
  
 
  
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Martha Jane Giles
10 Mar 1878 - 06 Apr 1958
  
  
  
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Descendancy Chart
William Elvie Davis b: 1901 d: 25 Sep 1960
Martha Evelyn Davis b: abt 1927 d: 16 Jul 2005
Charles William Hedgecock b: 15 Jan 1925 d: 12 Jul 1999
Ruby Mae McWilliams b: 9 Feb 1904 d: Feb 1980
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) William Harley Davis
Birth06 Oct 1877Miller County, Arkansas, USA
Death22 Oct 1955 Days Creek, Miller, Arkansas, United States
Marriage18 Dec 1897to Martha Jane Giles at Miller, Arkansas, United States
FatherWilliam Lenard "Lynn" Davis
MotherSarah Magdalene "Sallie" Robertson
PARENT (F) Martha Jane Giles
Birth10 Mar 1878Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
Death06 Apr 1958 Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriage18 Dec 1897to William Harley Davis at Miller, Arkansas, United States
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MClarence Taylor Davis
Birth3 Oct 1907Miller, Arkansas, United States
Death12 Mar 1991Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas, United States
Marriage23 Dec 1926to Estelle Ginnings at Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
MWilliam Elvie Davis
Birth1901Days Creek, Miller, Arkansas
Death25 Sep 1960Miller, Arkansas, United States
Marriageto Private
Marriage30 May 1947to Ruby Mae McWilliams at Miller Co., Arkansas
MFloyd Jackson Davis
Birth10 Dec 1902Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
Death26 Sep 1974Texarkana, Bowie Co., Texas
Marriage14 May 1927to Myrtle Martin at Miller, Arkansas, United States
FDavis
Birth9 Mar 1905Miller, Arkansas, United States
Death19 Mar 1911
FVesta Valley Davis
BirthAug 1898Miller, Arkansas, United States
Death17 Aug 1966Hospital, Region Metropolitana, Chile
MLawrence Junior Davis
Birth24 Jan 1913Days Creek, Miller, Arkansas, United States
Death28 Jul 1925Garland, Miller, Arkansas, United States
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Elvie Davis
Birth1901Days Creek, Miller, Arkansas
Death25 Sep 1960 Miller, Arkansas, United States
Marriageto Private
Marriage30 May 1947to Ruby Mae McWilliams at Miller Co., Arkansas
FatherWilliam Harley Davis
MotherMartha Jane Giles
PARENT () Private
Birth
Death
Marriageto William Elvie Davis
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FMartha Evelyn Davis
Birthabt 1927Arkansas
Death16 Jul 2005Marietta, Cobb Co., Georgia
Marriage13 Aug 1949to Charles William Hedgecock at Miller Co., Arkansas
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) William Elvie Davis
Birth1901Days Creek, Miller, Arkansas
Death25 Sep 1960 Miller, Arkansas, United States
Marriageto Private
Marriage30 May 1947to Ruby Mae McWilliams at Miller Co., Arkansas
FatherWilliam Harley Davis
MotherMartha Jane Giles
PARENT (F) Ruby Mae McWilliams
Birth9 Feb 1904
DeathFeb 1980
Marriageto Barfield
Marriage17 Mar 1925to Phil King at Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriage30 May 1947to William Elvie Davis at Miller Co., Arkansas
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
Evidence
[S-2122898349] 1920 United States Federal Census
[S-2122898309] 1910 United States Federal Census
[S-2123735284] 1930 United States Federal Census
[S-1799845225] Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957

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