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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.

J.B. Davis (left in doorway) and his son Thaddeus (with hat) came from Crab Orchard, Ky., in 1855 to Kansas Territory. At the J.B. Davis & Company store on Delaware Avenue in Leavenworth, they sold coffins and burial robes.


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