The Scales Mound American Legion Auxillary Unit #1058 compiled a list of Scales Mound High School graduate names, and published them in “Scales Mound High School Through the Years 1896-1993”. Graduates from 1924-1945 are … Continue reading High School Graduates from Scales Mound, Illinois, 1924-1945
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.
Marian Bohnsack and Stanley Davis, my grandparents, married in Apple River, Illinois, on August 1, 1941. I found the marriage announcement in genealogical files at Grandma Davis’ house. The citation … Continue reading Wedding Announcement: Marian Bohnsack and Stanley Davis
My grandparents Marian Bohnsack and Stanley Davis married in Apple River, Illinois, on August 1, 1941. This was her first marriage and his second. Their wedding announcement appeared in the … Continue reading Wedding Announcement: Marian Bohnsack and Stanley Davis
Here is the obituary for Herbert Hickman, my great-grandmother Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman’s second husband. His obituary was published in the Freeport Journal-Standard on June 14, 1976.
Transcription of obituary:
SCALES MOUND – Funeral service for Herbert Hickman of Scales Mound, who died Friday in Cuba City (Wis.) Medical Center, was held this afternoon at First Presbyterian Church, Galena. He was 87.
Burial was in Scales Mound Township Cemetery. Steinke Funeral Home, Galena, was in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are two sons, Cleland (Herb) and Kenneth, a stepson, Stanley Davis, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Harold Harwick, all of Scales Mound; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren.
Also, two brothers, Frank of Centerville, Iowa and Raymond of Lamar, Mo.; and three sisters, Miss Verona and Mrs. Elsie Snavely, both of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. William Serafini of Jasper, Mo.
I have several obituaries for my great-grandmother, Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman. She was the daughter of Nicholas Jr and Catherine (Hebenstreit) Bausman. Her first husband, Percy Davis, was my great-grandfather. … Continue reading Obituary: Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman
Below are two death notices for Percival Leland Davis, my great-grandfather. Percy married Viola Bausman. Their son, Stanley, was my grandfather. The first notice appeared on page 3 of the … Continue reading Death Notice: Percival Leland Davis