Following is a transcription of the above person's (TN) death certificate:
Reg. No. 27, Reg. Dist. No. 721
Full Name: William Morgan Fite DAVIS
Date of Death: March 14, 1940
Place of Death: Putnam County, Civil District: 1st, City or Town: Cookeville
Race: w Sex: male (Marital Status): married
Age: 81 yrs. 5 mos. 8 ds.
Date of Birth: Oct. 6, 1858
Place of Birth: Putnam County, Tenn.
Husband of: Susan Baker DAVIS
Age of wife, if living: (blank)
If veteran, name of war: no
Social security number: none
Usual occupation: Retired Business Man & Farmer Industry or Business: no
Name of Father: Stephen DAVIS
Birthplace of Father: City or County: D. K. State: Tenn.
Maiden Name of Mother: Katherine FITE
Birthplace of Mother: City or County: D. K. State: N. C.
Informant: Katherine DAVIS Address: Cookeville, Tenn.
Burial, Removal or Cremation: Burial Date: Mar. 15, 1940
Cemetery: City Cemetery Place: Cookeville
Undertaker: Whitson Funeral Home Address: Cookeville by ? ? Hooper
Filed: May 9, 1940 Minnie McClain, Registrar
Legal Residence: State: Tenn., County: Putnam, Civil District: 1st, City or Town: Cookeville
The physician attended him from Feb. 29, 1940 to March 13, 1940
Death occurred at: 3:15 AM
Immediate Cause of Death: Chronic Nephritis and Prostatic Disease
Signature: Lex Dyer, M. D. Address: Cookeville Date: 3/29/1940