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Obituary: Lovella (Davis) Temperly

Obituary for Lovella (Davis) Temperly , daughter of John and Margaret (Hicks) Davis.  She was the sister of my g-grandfather, Percy Davis.

I received this obituary from my mom.  There is no citation.

Lovella Davis obituary
Obituary: Lovella (Davis) Temperly

Transcription of obituary:

Mrs. Joseph Temperly of Hazel Green Dies on Monday

Mrs. Joseph (Lovella M.) Temperly of Hazel Green passed away unexpectedly Monday evening at the Cuba City Medical Center where she was taken after suffering a stroke at her home in the early forenoon.

Born in Jo Daviess county on May 16, 1885, she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Hicks) Davis. She received her education in the rural school at Council Hill Station. On April 22, 1903, she was united in marriage with Joseph Temperly of Hazel Green. They farmed in the Hazel Green  area until 1940 when they retired and moved into town.

She is survived by a son, Russell of Hazel Green; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Laban Davis, of Apple River.

Her husband preceded her in death on October 21, 1955.

The funeral service was held this afternoon (Thursday) at 3 p.m. at the Nash Funeral Home with the Rev. David L. Taylor, minister of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was made in the family lot in the Hazel Green Cemetery. The casket bearers were Alvin, David and Stanley Davis, Marion Schmidt, Arthur and William Hicks.


Family History

I’ve been researching my family history for about 10 years, give or take.  About 5 years ago, I gave up using software that needed to be installed on a computer. Instead I use ancestry.com’s system.  It allows for me to collaborate with my mom about research and let other family members look at it.  If it was only on my computer, I would not have the collaborative opportunity.  Whether this is  a good or bad thing is open to debate.

Anyway, one of the drawbacks to using a proprietary system like ancestry.com is that those who are not subscribers cannot access research and collaborate.  This blog is another way for me – hopefully – to make connections with people who may be researching the same family names.

My primary research is focused on ancestors from England and Germany.  After they immigrated, they settled in the Midwest, primarily in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana.  Some family names are:  Lightcap, Strelesky, Bausman, Deininger, Wulff, Doose, Hebenstreit, and Davis.