||Wilmer Earnest Davis |
||17 Oc 1895
||Fleeton, Northumberland Co, Virginia 
|Census head of household
||10 N. Main Street, Chincoteague, Accomack Co, Virginia 
- HH#337 was headed by Wilmer E. Davis, a 34 year old superintendent of a Sea barrel div and Guano Co. Listed with him were Mollie R. Davis, a 44 year old wife; and John M. Richardson, a 58 year old Uncle.
||19 Jul 1938
||Reedville, Northumberland Co, Virginia 
- The death certificate of Wilmer Earnest Daivs shows he died in Fairfields, Reedville, Northumberland Co, Virginia on July 19, 1938, where he had been living for 3 1/2 years. He was the husband of Mollie Rowley Davis. He was born 17 Oct 1895, age 42yr-9mo-2dy, a manager of a fish factory. He worked at this occupation for 23 years until July 19, 1938. He was born in Tibitha, Va, the son of Hiram Philipp Davis (born (--?--), Va) and Homerzell Dodson (born in Heathsville, Va). Mrs. Mollie Rowley Davis of Reedville, Va gave the information. He was buried at Snow Hill, Md on July 21, 1938. The cause of death was a gun-shot wound apex of left lung & secondary hermouhage. Death was caused by murder - Shot with shot gun on property of factory.
||20 Jul 1938
||Richmond, Virginia 
- Boat Watchman Jailed In Death of Employer
William Richardson a 58-year-old boathouse watchman was booked at Henrico County Jail last night on a charge of murdering his employer Wilmer Davis of Reedville yesterday afternoon. Richardson arrested by Sheriff J. E. Anderson of Northumberland County was ordered held in Henrico County Jail by Judge E. Hugh Smith of the Circuit Court of Northumberland County until the Grand Jury hears his case.
Police here said that Richardson admitted slaying Davis yesterday afternoon after his employer had rebuked him because of his behavior.
Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, Wednesday, July 20, 1938
||18 Nov 1938
||Heathsville, Northumberland Co, Virginia 
- Trial Date Set For Richardson In Slaying Case
Special to The News Leader.
HEATHSVILLE, Nov. 18. -- Judge E. Hugh Smith has set Dec. 1 as the day for the trial of William F. Richardson who Is alleged to have shot and killed Wilmer E. Davis, a fellow employ at Reedville fish plant on July 19.
At the October term of the Northumberland Circuit Court defense counsel moved the court to send Richardson to a State asylum for mental observation, stating that the accused was mentally incompetent to stand trial. Judge Smith ordered this done and after several weeks of observation and examination the authorities at Eastern State Hospital, Williamsburg, have declared the accused mentally competent at this time.
Commonwealth's Attorney Daniel Weymouth will be assisted by State Senator Robert O. Norris, Jr, In the prosecution. The court has appointed Ammon G. Dunton to represent the defendant.
The Richmond News Leader, Richmond, Virginia, Friday, November 18, 1938, Page 40
||Whatcoat United Methodist Cemetery, Snow Hill, Worcester Co, Maryland 
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