Submitted by Jack Pritchard
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.
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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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Name: James E. Davis
Services ordered by: Davis boys
COD: Heart Failure
Date of Death: Dec. 25, 1903 Date of Burial: Dec. 28, 1903
Name: Phoebe Davis
Services ordered by: Davis Boys
Age: (nothing listed)
COD: (nothing listed)
Date of Death: March 17, 1910
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)