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Davis, Daniel Worcester


Age: 18, credited to Londonderry, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. D, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 02/24/1844, Londonderry, VT
Death: 07/16/1920

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Emily Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 111891126


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/18/1890, VT; widow M. Isa, 8/4/1920, VT
Portrait?: GAR Post #27, 1907
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: This is NOT the Daniel Davis, 44, farmer, listed in the draft registration report for Londonderry


Great Granduncle of Barbara Ann Gray-Ballou, Rutland, VT

2nd Great Granduncle of Terri Lynn Munsey-Ballou, West Lebanon, NH

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Pleasant View Cemetery, Chester, VT

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Daniel Worcester Davis (2) {Daniel (1)}, was born in Londonderry, Vt., 24 Feb., 1844. He m. 3 July, 1875, Mary Isa Vanduzee (b. Andover, Vt. 20 July, 1850, dau. of Francis & Olive J. (Wiggin) Vanduzee).
Daniel was a teamster by occupation. He and Mary lived in Chester village. He was a Civil War soldier. Early in the summer of 1862, he enlisted in 16th Vt. Reg't, Co. "D", of Townshend, with officers Col. Veazie and Major Rounds. The story of the 2d Brigade was an interesting one and at Gettysburg, the work of the 16th Regiment was brilliant and at the time he had his cap shot from his head.
In August of 1870, Mr. Davis came from the South to Chester to work for a few days, but continued in the work until many years ago he became one of the firm of Adams & Davis Company. His personality was quiet and friendly making and building friends and if he was ruffled by the day's events it was not apparent. He purchased the old Jeremiah Atwood farm in Popple Dungeon from Josiah Jefts in April of 1883.
NEWS: --Chester, 30 Aug., 1889: "Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Davis started for Milwaukee on Saturday, to attend the national G.A.R. encampment. They were accompanied as far as Chicago by Mrs. Dr. Gibson and daughter, who will got to Galesburg,. Illinois, to visit relatives and will be absent about six weeks." -- 10 July, 1913: "D. Wesley Davis Jr. who has been at work for several years for D. F. Johnson, has his brother Guy W. Davis, who has been living on the Herbert Randall farm on Butternut hill, have purchased a harness shop in Bellows Falls and removed there with their families last week." --
Daniel d. in Chester 16 July, 1920
From his obituary: "It was a sudden death that took Mr. Davis at his home on Friday morning of heart trouble. Chester has lost another prominent businessman and respected citizen. He was the eldest of five sons of his parents. He will be greatly missed. Charter member of Hugh Henry GAR, past commander, made a Mason of West River Lodge of Londonderry. Sons of veterans served as escort to the grave with a guard of honor."
Mary Isa d. 10 Feb., 1934.
Children ( born Chester): (according to his obit, he had these two sons, no more children)

1. Fred W., b. 6 Jan., 1878. He worked for the firm of his father, Adams & Davis Company.

2. Walter Francis Davis, b. 10 Nov., 1880. He m. -- Nellie H. Stoddard (b. Townsend, Vt. 4 July, 1880, dau. of James & Fredericka (Evans) Stoddard). Nellie d. at her home on Main Street in Chester, after an acute heart attack at noontime, 8 June, 1912. She left a husband and three little children to mourn her loss. The oldest being only seven years. She also leaves her mother and two sisters, Mrs. Charles McKay of Roxbury, Mass., and Mrs. Frank Forbes of Chester. Her funeral was held at the home of D. W. Davis in Chester at 3 o'clock p.m. with Rev. H. L. Ballou and Rev. Henry Crocker officiating. Walter m. 2nd in Chester, 31 Oct., 1915, Marian Winchell Jones (b. Chester 19 Sept., 1882, dau. of Jason C. & Mina (Winchell) Jones). They moved to a farm in Jamaica, Vt. which Walter later named 'Mapleshade.'

Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College, Windsor County researcher.


Funeral at Chester of Civil War Veteran
Services Under Auspices of G. A. R., Other Patriotic Bodies Attend.

Chester, July 19. - The funeral of Daniel W. Davis, who died very suddenly at his home last Friday morning of heart failure, was held this afternoon at the Davis residence. Rev. Henry L. Ballou, formerly pastor of the Congregational church, assisted by his brother, Rev. William J. Ballou, formerly of the church at Ludlow, bur now of the Chester church, officiating at the house. The burial service was under the auspices of the grand Army of which Mr. Davis was a prominent member and worker ever since the charter for Henry Post was issued, March 7, 1883.

The service at the cemetery had to be very much shortened owing to a hard shower which occurred just as the procession reached the grave lot.

What members there are of the Post who could attend were present, about 20 members of Henry Camp, Sons of Veterans, members of the Woman's Relief Corps and about 25 from Olive Branch Lodge, F. And A. M. The bearers were Dan Davis, Watson Davis, Fred Davis, Walter, and D. Wesley Davis, jr., also Guy Davis, all near relatives of Mr. Davis.

The floral tributes were many and costly, which were banked on and about the casket.

It was the largest attended funeral that had occurred here for a long time and nearly all the business places were closed from 12 until after the burial services were over.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, July 20, 1920.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.