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Monday, October 26, 2015

James Madison Davidson ( 1834 - 1911 )

James Madison Davidson (1834 - 1911)
Death of J.M. Davidson (Sarcoxie Recorder 1911):

Obituary of James Madison Davidson
from original posting of: August 31, 2012

“Death of J. M. Davidson

Accident Deprives Community of One of Its Best Men

As foreshadowed in this paper last week, James Davidson died from the effects of tetanus at his home on Joplin street, Thursday evening of last week, aged 76 years. The funeral services were held Saturday at the Oakland church, conducted by the Rev. H.B. Rhodes who preached a beautiful funeral discourse. Interment was made at the Sarcoxie cemetery by the side of Mrs. Davidson, who died December, 1909.

While assisting his son to move a barn, Mr. Davidson accidentally drove a rusty nail into his foot and from the effects of this accident he died. He was born December 3, 1834 at Macoupin County, Illinois. He came to this country 44 years ago, settling on a farm of 240 acres west of Sarcoxie two miles. Here he lived until about a year ago, when he built a home in Sarcoxie and moved to it, having sold part of the farm to Ed Grieb. He was married in Illinois 50 years ago last March to Miss Louisa Norvell, rearing a large family of six boys and four girls, all of whom are living. They are:

Messrs. E J., J.C., and L. E, Davidson of Des Moines, Iowa; H.E. Davidson of Fort Dodge, Iowa; L.A. and C.P. Davidson of Sarcoxie. Mesdames, H.M. Cale, J.H. Cummings, E.A. Wild and G.H. Wyatt, all of Sarcoxie.

Mr. Davidson was noted for his plain, rugged honesty. There was no pretense in his make-up and he probably had more friends around Sarcoxie than any other man. He was devoted to his family and his devotion made him an idol to his boys and girls, who were all at his funeral though long distances intervened between many of them and their father when news of his approaching death reached them.

Those who have known him the longest had the greatest appreciation of his worth, and the general verdict regarding him may be summed up in the words of Uncle [illegible] Hammar, who said while returning sorrowfully from the funeral Saturday: “I have known Jim Davidson for over 40 years, and a more honest, upright man never lived.”
(Sarcoxie Recorder-1911)

James M. Davidson death certificate:
Cause of death: "Tetanus caused from nail wound in foot."

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