Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Frederick K. Davis
Commander-in-Chief 1952 / 1953

For a time in his youth, Frederick K. Davis lived in the former Ninian Edwards home in Springfield, Ill., the house where Abraham Lincoln courted and married Mrs. Edward’s sister, Mary Todd. The experience gave Davis a life-long interest in both Lincoln’s life and Civil War history. He was Department Commander of the Oregon Department from 1935 -1936.

Br. Davis was elected Commander-in-Chief at the 71 st National Encampment, held August 24-28, 1952, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Davis died in Eugene, Oregon on April 27, 1970 at the age of 81. He was survived by his wife Barbara, his son, Navarre, daughter-in-law, Martha, and three grandchildren.

June 2008, Submitted by PCinC Steve Michaels

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