Ellis E. Davies
b. 9 September 1894, d. 14 April 1958
- Ellis E. Davies was born on 9 September 1894 in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota.
- John Davies and Mary Ellis appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Lead, South Dakota. Other members of the household included Ellis E. Davies, John Edward Davies.
- John Davies and Mary Ellis appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, at 236 Arlington Street. Other members of the household included Ellis E. Davies, John Edward Davies, Mary Davies and Elizabeth Davies.
- Ellis E. Davies registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Butte County, South Dakota, while single and living in Belle Fourche, and self-employed there as a farmer working his mother's farm, supporting his mother and two sisters.
- He married Ida Leff on 23 November 1921 in Belle Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota, with Lauriston Reynolds officiating.
- Ellis E. Davies died on 14 April 1958 at age 63 in Tilford, Meade County, South Dakota.
- He was interred at West Lead Cemetery, Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota.
- The following appeared on 15 April 1958 in the Lead Daily Call: Ellis E. Davies, a retired Homestake veteran, died Monday evening at his home at Tilford following several years of failing health.
Born at Lead Sept. 9 1894, Davies first entered the employ of the Homestake in 1921. Following several periods of spasmodic employment with the mining company, Davies returned in January 1928. His entire service record was spent in the mine department and he retired on Feb. 28, 1957.
He was married in 1921 to the former Ida Leff and to this union were born four children, Mrs. Raymond Friskey, Lead; John Davies, Casper; Mrs. John Fuhrmann, Rapid City; James Davies, Sturgis.
Davies was married June 26, 1956 to the former Mrs. Rose Goff, who survives, as does another daughter, Linda Davies, Tilford.
Other survivors include a brother, John Davies, Spearfish, and two sisters, Mrs. Malcolm K. Bosworth, Wheatland, Wyo., and Mrs. Joseph Julius, Lead.
Since his retirement, Davies had made his home at Tilford.
The body is at the McColley Funeral Home in Lead and funeral services have been tentatively set for Thursday.
- The following appeared on 16 April 1958 in the Lead Daily Call: Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon in Lead for Ellis E. Davies, Tilford, retired Homestake veteran who died Monday evening at his home. [:CR;] The final rites will be held at 2 p.m. at the McColley Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. thomas R. Hastings of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Pythian Sisters section of the West Lead cemetery.
- Last Edited: 17 Dec 2015