Funeral Card: Gladys (Ray) Davis

Laban and Gladys (Ray) Davis

Funeral card for Gladys Cecelia (Ray) Davis.  She was the wife of Laban Davis, brother of my great-grandfather Percy Davis.

Gladys was born January 21, 1896.  She was a mail-order bride, marrying Laban on November 23, 1915, in Dubuque, Dubuque Co, Iowa. Gladys died in childbirth on October 24, 1917. Their unnamed baby girl died a few days later.

Gladys and baby are buried together in Scales Mound Township Cemetery in Scales Mound, Jo Daviess Co, Illinois.  There is no marker for the baby.

Funeral Card: Gladys (Ray) Davis

Transcription of funeral card:

In Loving Remembrance of

Mrs. Laban Davis
Born Jan. 21, 1896.
Died Oct. 24, 1917.
Age 21 yrs. 9 mos. 27 days

Gone but not forgotten

Farewell, dear; but not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn;
We shall meet to part–no never!
On the resurrection morn.
Tho’ thy darling form lies sleeping
In the cold and silent tomb,
Thou shall have a glorious waking
When the blessed Lord doth come.

One Comment Add yours

  1. rose says:

    How fortunate to have this remembrance.

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