Miami Union

March 31, 1910 

COUNTS, DAVIS - Davis Counts, aged 85, died last Friday morning at his home on East Franklin street after a lingering illness due to old age.  He was born near Springcreek, May 6, 1825, and had spent his entire life in this county.  He was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Counts.  In early years he was apprenticed to a carpenter ___ and engaged in it and contracting up until a few years before his death.  Many buildings erected by him will long stand as monuments to his excellent work.  April 20, 1852, he married Miss Rachel Loyd, who preceded her husband in death less than two years ago.  Four children were born to this union, two of whom survive, Mrs. C. G. Snook and Charles W. Counts, both of Troy .  Mr. Counts was identified with the Christian church, his father having been one of the charter members of the first Christian church in Troy .  He took an active interest in public affairs and served as member of the council and of the board of education.

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