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Levi Washington Davis

Birthdate: (24)
Birthplace: Monroe, Overton County, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 7, 1860 (24)
Springville, Utah County, Utah Territory, United States (Killed in the line of duty by Jack Cole)
Place of Burial: Springville, Utah County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Davis and Rachel Stewart
Brother of George Preston Davis; James Jordan Davis, Sr; Elizabeth Stewart; Charles Washington Davis; William Bradford Davis and 6 others
Half brother of Lucinda Curtis

Occupation: Marshal
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About Levi Washington Davis

The old Western story is that Springville Marshal Jesse Steele had a warrant for Jack Cole, a convicted horse thief who had escaped from a federal prison in California. Cole had come to Utah and was staying at his father's house, continuing to steal horses and mules. Knowing he needed help to round up the dangerous convict, Steele asked for a handful of deputies and 24-year-old Davis volunteered. When the posse got to Cole's father's home, they found Cole still in bed. Cole was allowed to get dressed, but despite promises to surrender his guns, he quickly strapped them on and shot Davis. The posse shot back and Cole was also mortally wounded. Davis was the first Springville officer killed in the line of duty. Levi never married and never had any children. He left behind his widowed mother.

Officer Levi W. Davis is also honored at the website for [http://www.utahsfallen.org/archives/514" target="_blank Utah's Fallen Officers].

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Levi Washington Davis's Timeline

1836
January 17, 1836
Monroe, Overton County, Tennessee, United States
1849
September 23, 1849
Age 13
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory
1850
1850
Age 13
Utah, Utah Territory
1860
May 7, 1860
Age 24
Springville, Utah County, Utah Territory, United States
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Springville, Utah County, Utah, United States