Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Friday, March 31, 2006 at 08:08:54 :
The Marin Journal
Thursday, May 30, 1929
Funeral Services Held For Popular Man
The funeral services for John P. Davenport, 62, San Rafael pioneer, were held Saturday at the parlors of Keaton and Dusel under the auspices of Mira Monte Camp, No. 359, Woodmen of t he World of which he was an active member. A large group of members and friends attended the service which was conducted by Rev. Ernest Bradley. Interment was made in Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery.
Davenport had resided in San Rafael for more than fifty years. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him. Born in Wisconsin, he came to San Rafael when very young and later married Miss Harriet Mason. He had been engaged in the painting and decorating business for many years.
While in bed Wednesday night, he was stricken with a sudden heart attack and succumbed almost immediately.
He is survived by his widow and four daughters, Mrs. G. L. Ensign, Mrs. R. L. Crane Jr., Mrs. J. De Ridder and Mrs. C. F. Mullikan, a brother, E. B. Davenport of Ross and a sister, Mrs. Grace Clifford of Oakland.
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