My great-grandparents Percival Davis and Viola Bausman married on July 17, 1913, in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. The certified record of marriage is from 1959. Transcription of marriage certificate: State … Continue reading Marriage: Percival Davis and Viola Bausman
John Thomas Davis was the brother of my great-grandfather, Percy Davis. He was born in Council Hill, Illinois, on March 8, 1878. Both my mom and grandma thought it odd … Continue reading Death: John Thomas Davis
John B. Davis was my great-great grandfather. He was born in Cornwall, England, and immigrated to the United States about 1850. On April 7, 1913, he committed suicide by hanging … Continue reading Inquest results for John B. Davis
I have several obituaries for my great-grandmother, Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman. She was the daughter of Nicholas Jr and Catherine (Hebenstreit) Bausman. Her first husband, Percy Davis, was my great-grandfather. … Continue reading Obituary: Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman
Below are two death notices for Percival Leland Davis, my great-grandfather. Percy married Viola Bausman. Their son, Stanley, was my grandfather. The first notice appeared on page 3 of the … Continue reading Death Notice: Percival Leland Davis
Clara (Davis) Smith was the daughter of Jacob and Jane (Moyle) Davis. Her father was a brother to my gg-grandfather, John B. Davis. Clara’s the sister of William Davis. I received this obituary from my mom; there is no citation. Clara died December 10, 1951, and is buried at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa. I visited Linwood Cemetery in 2011, but was unable to locate her headstone.
Transcription of obituary:
MRS. CLARA SMITH
Mrs. Clara Smith, 92, widow of W. H. Smith, died at 4 a.m. Monday at Mercy hospital. She had been ill for one week.
Friends may call after noon Tuesday at the Egelhof funeral home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the funeral home. The Rev. G. Dempster Yinger, of St. Luke’s Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Linwood cemetery.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1859, at Council Hills Station near Galena, Ill., a daughter of the late Jacob and Jane Davis. She came to Dubuque 50 years ago and lived at 767 Roberts street until she moved to the Bethany home six years ago. She was a member of St. Luke’s Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Earl C. Smith, of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; a daughter, Mrs. R. C. (Verna) McKinney, of Cleghorn, Ia.; a brother, Jacob Davis, of Custer, S. D., a niece, Miss Lucille Smith, of Dubuque; and two grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was preceded by her husband in 1937.
Not only is it Easter Sunday – today my grandma turns 90!
Marian (Bohnsack) Davis was born in Schapville, Illinois on April 24, 1921.
I wish I could be with her to celebrate, but she’s in my thoughts and prayers!