F. A. W. Davis Dead.

F. A. W. Davis Dead.

It is with the sincerest regret that the sad announcement is made of the death of Frederic A. W. Davis, for many years secretary treasurer and vicepresident of the Indianapolis Waterworks company, and for some time previous to his decease its president, He had come Mast and was staying at the home of bis son, Lewis R. Davis, at Pelham Heights when be died. Mr. Davis was born in Missouri seventy-four years ago, and for many years had been identified with the financial and commercial interests of Indianapolis, and two years ago was commissioner from Indiana on the Internal Waterways Commission, lie leaves a widow, a son and a daughter.

Mr. Davis was very‘well known to waterworks men. and during the whole of his career took the liveliest interest in everything that tended to improve supplies, and this most especially in the State of Indiana. His own city, Indianapolis, has the greatest reason for mourning his loss, not only as an upright, faithful and conscientious citizen, but, also, as the man who during the past ten years has practically renewed the waterworks system of the city. Under his auspices there have been built new pumping stations and filtration systems and extensions have been made of such excellence as to bring the system up to the highest standard. For nearly 26 years Mr. Davis was a member of the American Water Works

Association and a valued contributor to its proceedings. He served as its vicepresident in the year 1895 and as its president in 1896, fulfilling the duties of the latter office in a very able manner. His death can be regarded only as a very great loss by that association as a body, and will be a source of the deepest sorrow to his many friends, as well as to the city of Indnanapolis.


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