Friday, July 29, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Former North Salem Resident Murdered in Oregon (1921)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, December 22, 1921 – page 1, column 6:

Everett E. Davis, born at North Salem, was murdered in his cabin on his claim seven miles from Matalla, Ore. Robbery is believed to have been the motive for the crime, which was committed in November, but discovered only a few days ago. The coroner’s inquest showed t hat Mr. Davis had been struck from behind with an ax. He is survived by his father, Granville Davis, and several brothers living in Indianapolis. He was 37 years old, a graduate of Wabash college, then in the Federal forestry service and teacher in Montana. He resigned his school duties to enter the army and was overseas. Returning to America, he became a traveling salesman, but the condition of his health was such that he had to give up this employment. Then he entered the claim which was the scene of his death. The body is to be brought to North Salem for burial.

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