Death Notice: Elizabeth (Davis) Wear

Death: Elizabeth (Davis) Wear

Elizabeth Davis was the daughter of John Davies II and Jennifer "Jane" Blewett.  She was born in Cornwall, England on December 6, 1834, the fourth of five children.  Her siblings were Jacob Davis III, William Davis, Mary Davies, and John B. Davis (my gg-grandfather). Elizabeth's father died about 1840 in Cornwall.  Jane  immigrated with her children in 1848 after the 1847 Cornish potato famine hit.  The famine occurred at the same time as the Irish potato famine and deprived the Cornish working classes of one of their staple foods. Jane and her family settled in … [Read more...]

Obituary: Clara (Davis) Smith

Obituary: Clara (Davis) Smith

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 … [Read more...]


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