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.
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.