Category: Davis

Pictures of Me

So I was going through some of my grandmother’s pictures and found a few of me as a child. This was a good reminder to me that not all history is from other generations.  It’s good to take a look at your own history.

All pictures taken at the home of Grandma and Grandpa Davis [Spud and Marian (Bohnsack) Davis] in Scales Mound, Illinois.  My cousin Dan Davis bought the farm from them in the late 1990s/early 2000s.  Last year, he tore down the old homestead to build a new house. The brick is being recycled.

I think my favorite pictures are:

  • the one of me as a baby and my hair is sticking out as if I’ve been electrocuted.
  • the pictures of me with cats.  I’m pretty sure I’m torturing the poor devils with my love and affection.


Marriage Announcement: 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.

Marriage announcement for Viola Bausman and Percy Davis, 1913
Marriage announcement for Viola Bausman and Percy Davis, 1913


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