Davis, Henry W.
Age: 22, credited to Williamstown, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1839, Williamstown, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Buried by natives about 70 miles west of Colon, Panama
Check the cemetery for location/directions
and other veterans who may be buried there.
Ancestry.com; Original data: Reports of the Deaths of American Citizens, compiled 01/1835- 12/1974. Publication A1 5166. NAI: 6138 57. Record Group 59. National Archives at College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.
SUMMARY OF CONTENTS:
The above document is the first page of many, outlining the unfortunate deaths of three U.S. Citizens who died near the mouth of the Betakia River, 70 miles west of Colon, Panama. Henry W. Davis, one of the three, was on furlough from the Soldier's Home near Los Angeles. The three older gentlemen went to Panama with the intent of developing five-acre plots of land. They were, apparently, the victims of land fraud as the parcels of land were only partially cleared and surrounded by jungle. The land was quite remote with no wagon roads, no convenient access to food and supplies, and no physicians available when they became ill. They resided in huts with thatched roofs, and the documents indicate that they were buried by natives.
Also included in the packet of documents is an article from the "Star and Herald" from May 14, 1920.
Summary by Heidi McColgan