I found a newspaper clipping of a marriage announcement for my maternal grandfather’s parents Viola Bausman and Percy Davis while going through some genealogy files once belonging to Viola’s sister, … Continue reading Marriage: Viola Bausman and Percy Davis
A few months ago, I was going through some of the genealogy files I received after my maternal grandmother died in 2011. It was an unexpected pleasure to find the marriage announcement for my mother’s paternal grandparents Viola Edith Bausman and Percival Leland Davis. The announcement was in pristine condition, in an envelope addressed to Percy’s maternal uncle James Hicks.
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Bausman announce the marriage of their daughter Viola Edith to Mr. Percival L. Davis on Thursday, July seventeenth nineteen hundred and thirteen Freeport, Illinois
At Home after August first Scales Mound, Illinois
This is a picture of my grandfather Stanley “Spud” Davis’ high school graduation class. He graduated from Scales Mound High School, Scales Mound, Illinois, in 1933. The Scales Mound Class … Continue reading Scales Mound High School, Class of 1933
My great-grandmother, Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman, was a teacher and educator. I discovered the oration that she gave at her Scales Mound, Illinois, commencement on June 7, 1912. She had … Continue reading Viola Bausman’s oration from her 1912 Scales Mound High School Commencement
Well, I was researching my family history and I discovered an unknown daughter of my 3rd great-grandfather, William Deininger Sr. He was my maternal grandmother’s great-grandfather. I was searching for … Continue reading Discovering William Deininger Sr’s unknown daughter
I recently discovered at FamilySearch.org the Will Records for Jo Daviess County, Illinois, 1829-1926. It’s part of the Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970, collection. I started going through the books individually looking for relatives’ wills. I’ve found about 20, but searching is a pain since the wills haven’t been indexed. Fortunately, all but one of the books have a list of names in the first few pages of the books. The images quality is great. To make my search easier, since I know I’ll need it in the future, I started a spreadsheet which lists the names from different will books. I’ve only started a few days ago, but since it will take some time to enter the names, I thought I’d start sharing the information sooner rather than later. If you see errors, let me know.
Gladys Cecilia (Ray) Davis was the wife of Laban Davis, brother of my great-grandfather Percy. Gladys was 21 years old when she died in childbirth at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, … Continue reading Obituary for Gladys (Ray) Davis