Headstone Dedication

By: KCTN News
Oct 3rd, 2018

The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony of a headstone for Civil War veteran Hiram Davis At the County Poor Farm cemetery on 230th Street between the Law Enforcement Center and Scenic Acres at 11 a.m. on October 6.  Davis was born in Ohio, but moved to Clayton County before returning to his home state to enlist.  He moved back to Iowa in 1862 after being discharged after the battle of Shiloh and died in 1885.  Procuring the headstone was a joint venture of many groups including descendants of Hiram Davis and county organizations including  Veterans Affairs, Pioneer Cemetery Commission, Lenka-Stendal American Legion Post 106 the Board of Supervisors and the County Genealogical Society.