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Davis Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth

Davis Moulden's great-great-grandfather, J.B. Davis, started burying people in 1855, about six years before Kansas became a state, which makes Davis Funeral Chapel the oldest business still operating in the state or, at the very least, one of the oldest.

James C. Davis served as mayor of Leavenworth and was known as "Big-Hearted Jim." Davis was one of the first instructors in Kansas of a class on embalming. He was also one of the first toh use a motor hearse in 1909.


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