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DAVIS, Lawrence L.

DAVIS, SKINNER, PARSONS, GEORGE, SOUTHERN, SMITH

Posted By: Volunteer: Sherri
Date: 9/30/2020 at 02:28:26

Former Ottumwan Killed In California

Lawrence L. Davis, 27, of Venice, Calif., formerly of the Ottumwa and Bloomfield areas, was fatally injured Monday in a car-train collision.

He was en route home from work at the Douglas aircraft factory when the accident occurred. Davis moved from Bloomfield with his family to California 15 months ago.

He was born September 13, 1918, at St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Harmon O. and Nellie Parsons Davis. His parents, who until four years ago lived near Moulton, now live at Stiles. The family had lived near Moulton since 1936.

Davis was a veteran of World war II. His marriage to Helen L. Skinner of Ottumwa took place May 6, 1941, at Lancaster, Mo. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Barbara, 9, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Luetha E. George of Carbon Cliff, Ill., and Mrs. Alvaretta Southern of Salt Lake City, Utah; two brothers, Carl Davis of near Centerville route 1, and Richard Davis of Long Beach, Calif.; and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Carol Jean Smith of Mt. Pleasant. A brother preceded him in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Johnson funeral chapel. The Rev. A.D. Pringle, pastor of the Ottumwa Baptist temple, will be in charge. Burial will be in Shaul cemetery, with military services at the grave in charge of O.B. Nelson post No. 3, American Legion.
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Davis Victim Of Car-Train Crash

Lawrence L. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Davis, was killed in a car-train collision in California Monday. Details pertaining to the fatal mishap have not been received.

Davis attended school in Ottumwa and later farmed south of Stiles. About two years ago he moved to California and at the time of his death he was employed by the Douglas Aircraft Company.

Survivors include his parents; his wife, Helen; and eight-year-old daughter, Barbara; two brothers, Carl of Centerville and Richard of California; two sisters, Mrs. Luetha George of Carbin Cliff, Ill., and Mrs. Alvaretta Southern of Salt Lake City, Utah.

The body is being returned to Iowa for burial.

Source: "The Hazel Stanford Obituary Collection", Pg. 60, Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, IA


 

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