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William J. DAVIS
Waveland Independent July 28, 1899
William J. Davis, who died recently at St. Petersburg, Fla was a very successful business man and leaves an estate appraised at $125,000 of which $63,000 is personal property. He left a will, says the Crawfordsville Journal disposing of his property as follows: To his daughter Mrs. Charles Oglesby of Browns Valley, $10,000.
To his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis of this city, an income of $30 per month. To WT Whittington of this city, $l,000 to Mrs. Baumer of Ohio, sister of his wife, the income on $2,000. All the remainder of the estate is placed in the hands of the exec. of his will to hold in trust during the life of his wife. She is to receive from the estate $3,000 per annum and to retain a life ownership of the family home in Florida. Upon the death of Mrs. Davis the exec. of the estate will pay to Mrs. W. Whittington, Sr. $10,000; to WJ and Emma Stewart of Tampa, $1,000 each; to his colored servant, Louis Glover $1,000; to the trustees of the Freedom Cemetery in this County where the decedants's family are buried, $1,000. The remainder of the estate is to be invested by the exec. in Indiana real estate for his daughter, Mrs. Oglesby of Browns Valley during her life. Upon her death it will go to her children. WT Whittington and the Bank and Trust Co. of Tampa are named as exec.