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Obituary of William Henderson Davidson, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

William Henderson Davidson, a pioneer of Muskogee, Okla., died in that city on October 28, 1922, at the age of seventy-six. He was born in Mercer County, Va., on December 30, 1845. He was in school when the war came on in 1861, and tried to enter the army, but was refused on account of his tender age. However, in 1862 he ran away from school to join Early's fighting men, and became a member of Troop A, 22nd Virginia Cavalry, and at the end of the war was discharged as a first lieutenant. At the time of his death he was commanding the Creek-Seminole Brigade, U. C. V., of Oklahoma.

After the war Davidson family emigrated to Texas, and Comrade Davidson went to Muskogee in 1898 from Greenville, where he was for years actively engaged in business, and his family was prominently identified with the growth of that city. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter, all residents of Muskogee; also surviving him are four brothers and a sister, living in Oklahoma.

Among those assembled to pay the last tribute to a departed friend were veterans of the blue as well as the gray-"comrades of a noble heitage" symbolizing the brotherhood of the nation's heroes in Christ."

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, December, 1922.

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