NAME: Davis, Fred Nelson (m. Fleeta Fern Miller)
Hampton, IA -- Funeral services for Fred Nelson Davis, Aredale, Iowa, age 83, were held Monday, 28 Feb 1977, at 1:30 p.m. at the Vogel Funeral Home in Dumont, in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Davis passed away at the Franklin General Hospital at Hampton, Franklin Co., Iowa, on Friday, 25 Feb 1977.
Fred Nelson Davis was born in Lafayette Twp., near Freedom, Owen Co., Indiana, 8 Nov 1893, to Albert M. and Mary Jane (Bowen) Davis.
His first marriage was to Fleeta Fern Miller, at Aredale, Butler Co., Iowa, on 22 Jan 1914. She was the daughter of Robert D. and Minnie J. (Harlan) Miller, of Aredale, Iowa. Two children were born of this marriage, a son Vern R., born 17 Jul 1914, and a daughter born 27 Nov 1915, who died at birth. This first marriage ended in divorce.
His second marriage was to Sadie Pearl (Reagan) McKinney, at Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada, on 18 Feb 1943. She was the daughter of Andrew George and Julia (Jacobson) Reagan, of Franklin Co., Iowa. Sadie had been married previously to a Mr. McKinney, and had two children by that marriage, a son Lawrence, and a daughter, Pauline.
Mr. Davis resided in Aredale since 1912 and was a retired carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Sadie, of Aredale; a son, Vern R. Davis of Cedar Falls, Iowa; a step daughter Mrs. W.K. Junker Sr., Aredale, Iowa; a stepson Lawrence McKinney, Aredale, Iowa; a brother, George Ritter Davis, of Covington, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred (Davis) Schnitker, Indianapolis, IN, and Mrs. Levina (Davis) Griffith, Bedford, IN; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren, five step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.
He was preceeded in death by his parents Albert M. and Mary Jane (Bowen) Davis; a baby daughter by his first marriage; a great granddaughter; his first wife Fleeta Fern (Miller) Davis; three brothers and seven sisters.