Davis, Bert Byron (1880-1944)
Bert Byron Davis was born at Lenawee Junction, Michigan, April 24, 1880 and died in Baguio, Philippines in February, 1944. He married Rosella Snyder (1876-1958) in 1904, Kalamazoo, Michigan. In April 1932, Davis accepted an appointment to the Far Eastern Division, and joined the Philippine Union College as Director of the Normal Department, a Seventh Day Adventist school. When the Japanese invaded the Philippines in 1941, Davis along with other missionaries and Americans living in the Philippines were rounded up by the Imperial Japanese Army and interned in concentration camps in and around Baguio. After several months in dentention, Davis and his wife were released and permitted to live, under supervision, in a private home in Baguio.
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Scope and Contents This collection covers the time period during B.B. Davis’ life in the Philippines in the 1930s to mid-1940s. The majority of the collection contains correspondence between B.B. Davis and his wife to family and friends living in and around Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, MI, in particular Areta Williams Hibbard. Many of the letters were written to Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Lorenzo Hibbard, the latter of whom was a sister to B.B. Davis.The letters from the 1930s give an interesting insight...