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From : "Jack Pritchard” Date :  Sun, 18 Feb 2007 12:12:37 -0600

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 Subject : James Davis

 Descendants of James E. Davis

 

Generation No. 1

 

 

1. JAMES E. DAVIS (WILLIAM) was born 21 Aug 1831 in Morgan Co., Ohio, and died 25 Dec 1902 in Tampico. He married PHOEBE P. WORK 30 Apr 1854 in Windsor Twp, Morgan Co. Ohio, daughter of DAVID WORK and SARAH ROSS. She was born 25 Feb 1838 in Windsor Twp., Morgan Co., Ohio, and died 17 Mar 1910 in Tampico, Illinois.

 

Notes for JAMES E. DAVIS:

 

James Davis 1902

 

TAMPICO TORNADO Dec. 27, 1902

 

DROPPED DEAD IN THE BARN

 

Venerable James Davis Dies On Christmas Shortly After Family Reunion.

  

Children and grandchildren who gathered at the home of the venerable James E. Davis had scarcely finished their merry making and big dinner**** with his honor and presented him with a gold watch when the Christmas *** ****** *** melted into black sorrow by ****sudden death about 5 o'clock in the **ning. He had been complaining **** ek about rheumatism and on ****mas evening went out to assist **** the chores. He went into the ***house with a bushel of corn for *** pigs and his son Earl noticing that *** did not ***** *** promptly went in *** found him lying flat on his face unconcious. He was removed to the house and Dr. WAHL summoned but was dead before the doctor reached the house five miles from here. His death was due torheumatism of the ***rt from which he was a sufferer. ***funeral service will be held Saturday at 10:30 at the Baptist church. ****Wright officiating. Interment **** the Tampico cemetery.

 

**** passing of James E. Davis *side loses another pioneer, as ****tled near Swan Lake east of *** in 1856, about twenty-five years after his birth which occurred Aug. ?7, 1831, in Morgan County Ohio. He ***me here first in 1853 and returned the next year to claim his bride, Miss Phoebe P. Work whom he left behind **** married April 30, 1854. Since 1856 he resided on his farm two miles northeast of here until last year when he moved south of here. For years *** was a school director in his old home district. He was of a good joyful disposition and an upright man esteemed *** his acquaintances. He leaves a *** and six children as follows: **** L, De Rothral, Erwin C., ***** Dora Williams and Mrs. Ef**** (END)

 

Note: Per above; "settled near Swan Lake in 1856". I'm going to assume this is the same Swan lake location that brother Reuben Davis had settled on per information in his Bio. Reuben and family, it is said lived there only a year or two and moved to Como, but I believe this move to Como, was really to Lyndon where they are found in the 1860 census. Per the interview of Elizabeth a year before her death (A Pioneer Woman) she said they ran the Rock Island House, and that is well known to be the old stage coach stop East of Lyndon. So, I'm pretty sure Reuben and family ran the Lyndon Rock Island House 1856 - 1860, when Elizabeth said they moved back to Hanhaman Twp., and where it is said they remained for the rest of Reuben's life. (End)

 

James Davis Census records:

 

1870 Census Tampico Twp: (Living next door is brother Francis and family)

 

Davis James 40, Farmer, b. Ohio

 

Phebe, 31, Ohio

 

Robert, 15, IL.

 

Reuben, 12, IL.

 

Cora, 6, IL.

 

Erwin, 3, IL.

 

1880 Census Tampico: (Francis is not next door)

 

Same as above +10 and add Effie age 6 and son - baby, b. June unnamed as yet. (Fredrick Earl)

 

1900 Census Tampico Twp.

 

Davis James, Farmer

 

Pheobe 6 & 6

 

Earl, b. June 1880 19.

 

 

Notes for PHOEBE P. WORK:

 

From "Jackie _____" a roots web look-up in Morgan Twp. Ohio. (Nov. 2002.) Phebe Work and James Davis married by Moses Geddes 30 April, 1854. (Marriage Book 1852 - 1867)

 

Obit. in the March 17, 1910, Sterling Gazette: TAMPICO NEWS

 

MRS. PHOEBE DAVIS DEAD

 

One of the Earliest Settlers of Tampico Township Passes Away at Home of Her Son

 

Death of Mrs. Phebe Davis. Thursday morning at 2 o'clock Mrs. Phebe Davis, one of the earliest settlers in Tampico township, died at the home of her son, R. D. Davis, from a complication of dropsy and heart trouble from which she had been a sufferer for months past. Phebe Work was born in Windsor, Ohio, Feb. 25, 1838, and was married to J. E. Davis in 1854. They came west in 1858 and settled on the farm two miles northeast of this place where they resided until a short time before the death of Mr. Davis which occurred eight years ago. -------- Six children survive this union. R. D. and R. L. Davis of Tampico. E. C. Davis of Bartlett, N. D.. Earl Davis of Winthrop, Iowa. Mrs. Effie Ferguson, also of Winthrop, Ia., and Mrs. May Williams of Albany. The funeral services will be held in the Baptist church Friday at 2 p. m. Rev. James Potter of the M. E. church, will officiate and interment will be in Tampico cemetery. -------- Mrs. Davis was known far and wide as a good wife and loving mother and her death has been a sad blow to her relatives and many friends. Comming here in the early days when homes were few and far apart and the lives of the settlers were more closely interwoven. Mrs. Davis did well her part in building up a prosperous community out of the virgin prairie, and many old settlers remember her acts of kindness on occasions of sickness and death when a kindly neighbor was a friend indeed. She was always ready to go to the aid of a friend in distress or trouble and will long be lovingly remembered by all her old neighbors. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Tampico and lived a Christian life.

 

Sterling Evening Gazette, Monday, March 21. Funeral of Mrs. Davis: The funeral services of the late Mrs. Phebe Davis were held at the Baptist church Friday at 2 o'clock Rev. James Potter officiating. Appropriate hyms were sung by Mrs. F. Herrick and Miss Myrtle Emmons, Mrs. Ina Hellier acting as organist. The pall bearers were six grandsons, Messrs. Lee, John and Frank Davis, James Williams, Fred Foy and Mike Farrell. A large concourse of relatives and friends were present to pay the last tribute of respect to the dead and many beautiful floral offerings were received from sympathetic friends. -------- Among the out of town people present at the funeral of Mrs. Phebe Davis are Mr. and Mrs. Ross Overley of Lyndon, Mrs. Nellie Pfundstein and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Clel Davis of Sterling, Frank Davis of Malden, Mrs. William Dale and daughter of Manlius, Mr. and Mrs. Al Overley and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Devine of Hahnaman, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Teach of Lyndon, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Eddy and James Williams of Erie, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams and daughters Hattie and Phebe and Mr. Mike Farrell of Albany, Mrs. Louise Overley of Sterling, Mrs. Effie Ferguson and Earl Davis of Winthrop, Ia., and E. C. Davis of Bartlett, N. D.

 

 

Phebe is listed in the Morgan, Co., Windsor Twp. 1850 Ohio, census. Age 12.

 

A picture of their stone in Tampico web site along with Cemetery Records;

 

James E Davis & Wife Phoebe

 

Photo & Info by Ron Sharp, Sr. Tampico Memorial Cemetery Section H James E. Davis Aug 21, 1831-Dec 25, 1902

Phoebe Work Davis - Feb 25, 1838-March 17, 1910

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Funeral Log: #188 Name: James E. Davis Services ordered by: Davis boys Age 71 COD: Heart Failure Date of Death: Dec. 25, 1903 Date of Burial: Dec. 28, 1903

Funeral Log: #339 Name: Phoebe Davis Services ordered by: Davis Boys Age: (nothing listed) COD: (nothing listed) Date of Death: March 17, 1910 Date of Burial: March 18, 1910

 

Children of JAMES DAVIS and PHOEBE WORK are:

 

2. i. ROBERT LISTON2 DAVIS, b. 1855, Ohio; d. 09 Oct 1910.

 

3. ii. RUEBEN DEROTHRAL DAVIS, b. 29 Aug 1858, Illinois; d. 15 Jun 1919.

 

4. iii. CORA MAY DAVIS, b. Sep 1863, Illinois; d. Abt. 17 Sep 1915.

 

5. iv. ERWIN C. DAVIS, b. Aug 1866, Illinois.

 

v. MARY EFFIE DAVIS, b. Abt. 1874, Illinois; m. FRANK FERGUSON, 03 Sep 1891, Whiteside Co., Illinois #8252.

 

Notes for MARY EFFIE DAVIS:

 

FERGUSON, FRANK DAVIS, MARY E 09/03/1891 / 00008252 WHITESIDE

 

Ferguson, Frank Mrs. obituary 18 Oct 1930;2;3 Gazette

 

vi. FREDRICK EARL DAVIS, b. Jun 1880, Illinois; m. VIOLET MAY UNKNOWN, Abt. 1902, Illinois.

 

Notes for FREDRICK EARL DAVIS:

 

Moved to Iowa between birth of Alice and Elga. 1909?

 

1910 Census; Iowa, Buchanan Co., Liberty Twp.

 

Farmer; Frederick E. Davis m. 8 yrs.

 

Wife - May

 

Child. Mary, Erwin and Alice

 

1920 Census; Iowa, Buchanan Co., Middlefield Twp. Fred Earl Davis;

 

Violet May age 37 b. IL.

 

Marie, 17 b. IL. (Mary on spl.?)

 

Erwin, 13 b. IL.

 

Alice, 11 b. IL.

 

Elga, 9, b. Iowa

 

1930 Census; Iowa, Delaware Co, Praire Twp.

 

Fred E. age 49, b. IL..

 

Violetta M. age 46, b. IL.

 

Elga C. son age 20, b. Iowa. (I had this census up too 150% and it's ELGA C.)

 

Bessie Dau-in-law, age 21, b. Kansas

  

Generation No. 2

  

2. ROBERT LISTON2 DAVIS (JAMES E.1, WILLIAMA) was born 1855 in Ohio, and died 09 Oct 1910. He married MINERVA S. FERGUSON 20 Mar 1883 in Whiteside Co., Illinois #6038. She was born 22 Aug 1863 in Indiana, and died 24 Apr 1927.

 

Notes for ROBERT LISTON DAVIS:

 

DAVIS, ROBERT L FERGUSON, MINERVA 03/20/1883 / 00006038 WHITESIDE

 

1900 occ Farmer, Hume Twp.

 

1910 census they were next door to Dr. H. A. Terry, and two doors John (Jack) Reagan. Occ. Resturant. Main Street.

 

Davis, Robert L. age 55, M1 27yrs., b. Ohio Occ. Merchant Resturant

 

Wife, Minerva age 46 M1 27yrs., 2 & 2, b. Ind. Occ. Cook Resturant

 

Davis, Robert Lewis (Minerva Fergesen) obituary / funeral rites 13 Oct 1910;3;3

 

Robert Lewis or Robert Liston ? I'll stick with the Census name of Liston for now.

 

 

Children of ROBERT DAVIS and MINERVA FERGUSON are:

 

6. i. SYLVIA F.3 DAVIS, b. 30 May 1884, Illinois; d. 26 Oct 1933.

 

ii. FRANK EARL DAVIS, b. 07 Dec 1887, Illinois; d. 21 May 1930; m. ARA F. UNKNOWN; b. Abt. 1890, Illinois.

 

Notes for FRANK EARL DAVIS:

 

Attended Pheobe Davis funeral. of Bureau Co, Malden 1910 census. Telephone Oper. At R. R. Depot, age 22 and wife Ara 20.

 

3. RUEBEN DEROTHRAL2 DAVIS (JAMES E.1, WILLIAMA) was born 29 Aug 1858 in Illinois, and died 15 Jun 1919. He married ANNA HARVEY 04 Mar 1883 in Whiteside Co., Illinois #6026. She was born 01 Apr 1860 in Connecticut, and died 13 May 1937.

 

Notes for RUEBEN DEROTHRAL DAVIS:

 

Picture on Tampico web site 4 Feb. 1910.

 

Davis, Roth obituary 21 June 1919; 6;3 Gazette

 

DAVIS, REUBEN D HARVEY, ANNA 03/04/1883 / 00006026 WHITESIDE

 

His burial (ROTH) is in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. His picture is found on the Tampico web site in the following artical with B. D. Greenman, and his title below the picture is REUBEN D. This is about the only place where I find the name of Reuben. Census records, obit etc., are always ROTH. He had annoucments for meetings of WM.W, (Mystic - Workers of the - World, published Tampico news paper with the name of Roth Davis. Sec.

 

Artical Tampico web site:

 

B. D. Greenman

 

Druggist

 

With all the development of drugless systems of heling, the drug store yet remains a prominent factor in our modern life. Now that we are using more and more the active principles of remedies, compounded in the mosst scientific and palatable form, the apothecary’s art is a far different thing from what it was in early days.

 

Mr. Greenman who is a native of Whiteside county, established here in the drug trade in March, 1884. He has passed over a quarter of a century of business life in our community.

 

He carries a full line of drugs, proprietary medicines, paints, oils, glass, wall paper, stationery, fancy goods, perfumes and druggist’s sundries. Prescriptions are promptly filled at all times.

 

In 1889 he added a full line of jewelry to the stock, and now carries a full line of watches, jewelry, silverware, and cut glass.

 

In 1898 a new department was added, which would at first glance seem very incongruous with the lines already handled, but which proved eminently satisfactory in an agricultural community. This line is harnesses of which a first class assortment is always in stock.

 

This department was at its inception and has been ever since in charge of R. D. Davis, who is well known throughout the country.

 

Both hand-made, and machine-made harness are manufactured. Quality and durability have ever been the watchwords of the house, the product having been kept up to a high standard.

 

Mr. Greenman has ever kept in the front rank of those working for the advancement of Tampico, and Whiteside County.

 

1900 Census, Tampico Village;

 

Davis (appears to be) Roth b. Aug 1858 IL., age 41 m. 17 yrs., Occ. Harness P_ _ _

 

Wife, Annie b. Apr 1860 CT., Par. Ireland, 3 & 2.

 

Harry Lee b. Apr 1884, IL.

 

John E. b. Sept 1892, IL.

 

1910 Census Tampico Village (Fourth Street)

 

Davis Roth D. age 52 m. 27 yrs., b. IL., Occ. Harness Maker

 

Wife, Anna age 50, m. 27 yrs., 3 & 2, b. Ct.

 

Son, John E. C. age 16 b. IL. Occ. Barber shop

 

 

Notes for ANNA HARVEY:

 

Davis, Anna Harvey (Roth) obituary 14 May 1937;6;4

 

Davis, Anna Harvey (Roth) funeral rites 17 May 1937;8;2

 

 

Children of RUEBEN DAVIS and ANNA HARVEY are:

 

7. i. HARRY LEE3 DAVIS, b. 20 Apr 1884, Illinois; d. 03 Nov 1931.

 

ii. JOHN E. C. DAVIS, b. Sep 1892, Illinois.

 

 

 

4. CORA MAY2 DAVIS (JAMES E.1, WILLIAMA) was born Sep 1863 in Illinois, and died Abt. 17 Sep 1915. She married CHARLES B. WILLIAMS 06 Dec 1885 in Whiteside Co., Illinois #6747. He was born Mar 1860 in New York.

 

Notes for CORA MAY DAVIS:

 

WILLIAMS, CHARLES B DAVIS, CORA M 12/06/1885 / 00006747 WHITESIDE

 

(Cora May Davis, --(?David)

 

Williams, Cora May David (Charles) obituary / funeral rites 17 Sept 1915;3;1

 

Williams, Cora May David (Charles) funeral rites 17 Sept 1915;Standard;5;5

 

Notes for CHARLES B. WILLIAMS:

 

1900 Census; Erie Twp. Farmer

 

1910 Census; Albany Twp. Farmer

 

 

Children of CORA DAVIS and CHARLES WILLIAMS are:

 

i. JAMES3 WILLIAMS, b. May 1887, Illinois.

 

ii. EFFIE B. WILLIAMS, b. Jan 1889, Illinois; m. HOWARD EDDY, Abt. 1908.

 

Notes for HOWARD EDDY:

 

1910 Census, Erie Twp.

 

Eddy Howard, age 23, M 1, b. IL. Occ. Faarmer

 

Wife, Effie, age 21, M 1, b. IL.

 

iii. DELL D. WILLIAMS, b. Mar 1893, Illinois.

 

iv. HATTIE E. WILLIAMS, b. Jun 1896, Illinois.

 

v. PHEBE L. WILLIAMS, b. Abt. 1901, Illinois.

 

 

 

5. ERWIN C.2 DAVIS (JAMES E.1, WILLIAMA) was born Aug 1866 in Illinois. He married (1) SYLVIA EVELYN COOK Abt. 1891 in Prob. North Dakota. She was born Oct 1876 in Redbird, Holt Co., Nebraska. He married (2) EMMA UNKNOWN Aft. Mar 1910. She was born Abt. 1864 in Wisconsin.

 

Notes for ERWIN C. DAVIS:

 

Basic family data from 1900 Tampico Village census.

 

Davis E. C. Aug 1862, IL. Occ. Barber

 

S. E. Wife, Oct 1876 Neb., m. 9yrs., 4 & 4

 

Rosa

 

Cecil

 

Winnie

 

James

 

 

 

By 1910 (obit of his mother) he is in Bartlett N.D. 1910 census checks....., but he is married to a Emma Unknown, b. Wisconsin and parents Sweden. (north Norwegia) 4 children of hers living with them

 

 

Notes for SYLVIA EVELYN COOK:

 

Full name from Ancestry World Tree. Has Mayflower connections to Isaac Allerton, and Richard Warren, per tree.

 

Notes for EMMA UNKNOWN:

 

First m. SIMMONS Or spl. similar,

 

1910 census Barlett Village ND, Simmons children;

 

Clifford A.

 

Gustave L.

 

Alma E.

 

Harry E.

 

 

Children of ERWIN DAVIS and SYLVIA COOK are:

 

i. ROSA3 DAVIS, b. Nov 1892, Iowa; m. MIKE FARRELL, 1909; b. 1882, Ireland.

 

Notes for MIKE FARRELL:

 

1910 Census Newton Twp. (Albany area)

 

Farrell Mike age 28, M 1, b. Ire.

 

Wife ? Dol_ _ _ (? Possible middle name) age 17, M 1, 0 & 0, b. IL.

 

ii. CECIL DAVIS, b. Mar 1894, Iowa.

 

Notes for CECIL DAVIS:

 

???? Davis, Cecil M. obituary 16 Apr 1993;A2;3-4 Gazette

 

iii. WINIFRED BEATRICE DAVIS, b. 05 Apr 1896, Illinois; d. 20 Oct 1962; m. (1) OSCAR SNYDER, Abt. 1930; m. (2) GARLAND EVERTT COOK, 26 Jun 1941, Rolla, Phelps, MO.; b. 05 Nov 1909, Newburg, Jasper, IA.; d. 06 May 1984, Souix City, IA..

 

iv. JAMES DAVIS, b. Mar 1898, Illinois.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

 

6. SYLVIA F.3 DAVIS (ROBERT LISTON2, JAMES E.1, WILLIAMA) was born 30 May 1884 in Illinois, and died 26 Oct 1933. She married FRED CRAMER FOY Abt. 1902, son of MORRILL FOY and MINNIE VANDREW. He was born 10 Oct 1880 in Kansas (1910 census), and died 09 Nov 1938.

 

Notes for FRED CRAMER FOY:

 

1910 Census, Tampico Village:

 

Foy Fred C. b. Kansas; Il., Maryland age 28

 

Sylvia F. 26, m. 8 yr. age 26 2 & 2

 

Frank F. age 2, b. IL.

 

Charlotte A. age 2, b. IL.

 

 

Children of SYLVIA DAVIS and FRED FOY are:

 

i. FRANK F.4 FOY, b. Abt. 1905, Illinois.

 

ii. CHARLOTTE A. FOY, b. Abt. 1908, Illinois.

 

 

 

7. HARRY LEE3 DAVIS (RUEBEN DEROTHRAL2, JAMES E.1, WILLIAMA) was born 20 Apr 1884 in Illinois, and died 03 Nov 1931. He married SADIE ELIZABETH POPE Abt. 1909, daughter of ARRON POPE and MARY UNKNOWN. She was born Aug 1885 in Illinois, and died Oct 1969 in Illinois.

 

Notes for HARRY LEE DAVIS:

 

1910 Census, Tampico - Lee H. Davis, age 25 occ. Barber Shop:

 

A partner in B. Shop, 16 year old brother John E. C. living with parents next door. Fourth Street.

 

1920 Census; Hume Twp; children listed as in our file.

 

Notes for SADIE ELIZABETH POPE:

 

Davis, Sadie Pope (H.Lee) obituary 3 Oct 1969;6;4

 

Davis, Sadie Pope (H.Lee) funeral rites 8 Oct 1969;2;3

 

Tracy612

 

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Aug 30, 2005

 

9:30 PM Hi,

 

My name is Tracy (Pope) Keele and I'm doing the Pope genealogy. Isee in some of your posted your related to Paul Davis. From what I have so far Aaron Pope married Mary Wetzel.They had a child named Sadie Elizabeth, who married Lee Davis. they had a girl named Myrtle who ,married a Denison and that family is still in Tampico.Sadie had a boy named Arthur which I belive Paul desends from.......I would love to get any information on Arthur if you know anyone that has any. My e-mail is keeles@frontiernet.net....I live in Tampico and would love to find this information.

 

Last Edited Tracy612 on Aug 30, 2005 9:31 PM

 

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Aug 31, 2005

 

5:19 PM TRACY--- I INDEED DO HAVE INFO. ON ARTHUR DAVIS HE WAS MY UNCLE. HE MARRIED EILEEN OSBORNE AND FARMED THE OLD DAVIS FARM FOUR MILES NORTH OF TAMPICO UNTIL RETIREMENT IN MID 70'S..? MOVED TO MORRISON IL. UNTIL HIS DEATH AT AGE 70 (MID 80'S..? HIS WIFE EILEEN AGE 85 RE-MARRIED HENRY NEILSEN AGE 92 AND

 

THEY LIVE IN STERLING IL. SON PAUL DAVIS AND WIFE SANDY LIVE IN ROCK FALLS IL. DAUGHTER MARY MARRIED ROGER CHRIST OF TAMPICO AND ALSO LIVES IN ROCK FALLS. ANOTHER SON RICK RESIDES IN FRANCE. LEE, SADIE, ARTHUR, AND MYRTLE (DENISON) DAVIS ARE ALL BURIED IN TAMPICO CEMETARY. I HOPE THIS IS OF SOME HELP TO YOU.

 

ROD GRAHAM

 

5562 N. WILLOW AVE.

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