Funeral, 1953 and After
Earl Clement Davis died of complications due to intestinal cancer on May 19, 1953. He was still serving as the Minister for the Petersham First Parish Unitarian Church. A funeral service was performed for him on May 21, 1953 at his church. Reverend Earle R. Steeves opened the service and the eulogy was given by Reverend Charles E. Park, Pastor Emeritus of the First Church of Boston.
"Earl Davis -- An Example to His Fellow Men", Obituary
An obituary published for Earl Clement Davis, but the who and where is not known for sure. Textual evidence suggests it may come from Billerica, Massachusetts, where Earl got his first post-college job as Principal of the Howe School.
Item description based off writing and context provided by Davis Baird.
Obituary for Earl Clement Davis, Unitarian Yearbook
Dan Huntington Fenn
Obituary for Earl Davis written in the annual Unitarian Yearbook published by the American Unitarian Association. These yearbooks often contained obituaries (referred to as a 'Necrology') for recently deceased ministers and leaders.
The author, Dan Huntington Fenn, was a Unitarian minister whose father, William Wallace Fenn, also a Uniatrian minister, once served as Dean of the Harvard Divinity School.
Funeral Service for Earl Clement Davis
Charles Edwards Park, Petersham First Parish Unitarian Church, and Earle R. Steeves
Earl Clement Davis's funeral service was convened by Reverend Earle R. Steeves. Memorial remarks were made by Reverend Charles E. Park. The music played was "Largo" from Antonín Dvořák New World Symphony. The funeral was held at the the Petersham First Parish Unitarian Church, where he served in Petersham, Massachusetts.
Among the observations from Reverend Park that stand out is "He never preached a sermon that did not contain at least one glistening gem of original or fearless thought."
Date refers to Date Given.