The Clarksburg Telegram., July 15, 1898, page 7
This city was much shocked when the sad news reached here of the sudden and unexpected death of Truman A. David, July 11, at High-house, Pa., where he had gone with his wife and brother to enjoy a short vacation with his grandparents.
Truman had seemed in perfect health until the evening previous to his death, when he was stricken with a violent attack of quinsy which medical skill could not relieve, and he passed away the following morning.
He was the eldest son of Prof. James N. David, one of the State’s best known educators and was held in high esteem by all who knew and valued him for his many noble qualities and devoted Christian life.
They had recently commenced the erection of a home on Main Street, and were looking forward with pleasant anticipations to its occupancy.
He held the responsible position of head book keeper for the firm of R. T. Lowndes & Co. About one year ago he married Miss Ada Alexander, the daughter of our popular ex-sheriff, J. I. Alexander, and their short married life was a most happy one.
The body of the young man was brought to this city, and interred in the I. O. O. F. cemetery Wednesday morning.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. W. Grimes who gave a most impressive and comforting talk to the sorrowing friends. The large crowd that attended the funeral testified to the popularity of the deceased.
The floral offerings were many and beautiful.