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Obits > 1960 - Mary Pollock Davey

Submitted by: Barbara Wyman

MARY (POLLOCK) DAVEY, of Rt. 1, Rock Falls, passed away Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the home of her son, Mont, at the age of 94. Mrs. Davey was born April 7, 1866, in Hume Township, the daughter of Montgomery and Lena Pollock. While she was still a small girl she moved in a covered wagon on the old winding Military Trail (now the Prophetstown Road) west near Fremont, Nebr. Her father and some neighbors built a log school house in which her grandfather, Joseph Pollock, a retired Presbyterian minister was her first school teacher. January 19, 1886, she was united in marriage to George W. Davey of Orleans County, New York. In 1888 they returned to Illinois to live on the same farm and in the same house where she was born. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Sterling. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. G. M. (Lena) Hagey of Pocatello, Idaho; and Miss Roe Davey of Rock Falls; one son, Mont Davey of Rock Falls, with whom she had made her home; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 13 nieces and 12 nephews. She was preceded by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Roy R. (Eva) Webster of Barrackville, W. Va.; brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with Rev. R. A. Kelsey, pastor of First Methodist Church of Sterling, officiating, with burial in Tampico Cemetery, Tampico.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 29, 1960 - Tuesday, pg 2

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