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Dr. Frederick A Davis

 

Cincinnati Enquirer, 25 June 1903, page 1

MANY YEARS A LEADING PHYSICIAN IN NEWPORT


Dr. Fred A Davis, one of Newport's most highly esteemed and prominent physicians died today.  Dr. Davis was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1837, and was the son of George W Davis, a cotton grower and wholesale grocer in that city.  At the breaking out of the Civil War, he enlisted in the United States Army as a hospital steward and served throughout the war.  He was the first prisoner of war taken by the Confederates before the fall of Fort Sumter.  After being exchanged he was transferred to Covington, where he had charge of the Government Hospital. He was under Gen Burnside and held the rank of Major.

For sixteen years he served as District Physician of Newport.  He served on the Board of Examiner of Teaching in public schools; was one of the oldest members of Robert Burns Lodge F and A M and was a member of William Nelson Post No 1, GAS. He was Coroner of Campbell County for a number of years.

He was appointed by the late President Harrison as a member of the Board of Examining Surgeons for Pensions and was reinstated to that post by the late President McKinley and held the position at the time of his death.  He leaves a widow and six children.

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Cincinnati Enquirer, 10 July 1903, page 7

NEWPORT BRIEFS

Leslie W Davis, who was called here to attend the funeral of his father, Dr. Fred A Davis, has returned to Brooklyn to join his vessel, the cruiser Baltimore, that will leave September 1 on a three years' cruise.

 

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