from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, July 11, 1907 - page 1, column 4:
Son of Hendricks County Receives Call from Far West
Prof. Walter S. Davis, son of the late Walter Davis, of Eel River Township, has accepted a call ot the chair of history in Puget Sound (Washington) University. He goes from the Richmond high school where he made a record as a most popular professor, placing his department among the best in the country. It is said that he was the most popular teacher in the Richmond schools.
Prof. Davis was born in this county, is a graduate of DePauw University where he was an honor student. He has done post-graduate work in Clark University and in the University of Chicago. He has traveled extensively, visiting the principal battlefields of America and Europe.