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Obits > 1930 Mrs. Frank (Sadie Scotchbrook) Davis

Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin


Jan. 2, 1930



Mrs. Frank Davis Was Called From Her Earthly Labors Last Week Tuesday


Funeral services for the late Mrs. Frank DAVIS were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist Church in charge of Rev. Frank T. PALM.


Rev. PALM spoke briefly of the life of service of the deceased and of the many sacrifices she had made for others, likening her to a good soldier, one who had fought the good fight and won the approbation. “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Her life was spent chiefly in doing for others with no thought of self.


Appropriate hymns were sung by mesdames J. M. CONRY and R. E. McKENZIE, with Mrs. R. F. WOODS accompanist. The relatives acting as pallbearers were W. N. SMITH, Lloyd EDDY, Lloyd PRATT, Willard POPE, John POPE, and H. Lee DAVIS. There were many beautiful floral tributes. Interment was in Tampico Cemetery.




Sadie A. DAVIS was born in Lyndon Township, July 8, 1861 and passed away at her home in Tampico, Dec. 24, 1929, aged 68 years, 5 months and 16 days. She was the daughter of Edward E. and Mary Ann SCOTCHBROOK, pioneer settlers of this county and she was the youngest of a family of five children. When she was about 12 years of age, the family  moved to Mt. Pleasant Township where they made their home for a number of years.


She was graduated from Morrison High School with the class of 1880. Thereafter, for a number of years, she was a teacher in the schools of this county, her ability winning the praise of the county superintendent and the respect of the patrons of the various schools.


On Nov. 24, 1886, she was united in marriage to Frank DAVIS of Tampico, to which union three children were born; Mrs. Hazel BLACK of Louisville, Kentucky; Kenneth DAVIS of Maywood, Illinois; and Beryl, at home.


For seven years after the marriage, they resided on the farm in Tampico Township and then moved into the village where she made her home the remainder of her life.


Soon after moving to Tampico, she became a member of the M. E. church and was a faithful attendant as long as her health permitted. She taught a class of the Sunday School and was a willing worker in the Aid Society for several years. She was a member of Morning Star, chapter O. E. S., serving for a time as secretary of that order.


Her family was her greatest interest and she sacrificed a number of years of her life to devotedly caring for an invalid sister and also a half-sister. Almost immediately after being relieved of  this task her health began to fail and during the last two years of her life she suffered constant and intense pain. For the greater part of this period she was confined to her bed. Expert medical attention and loving care at home availed nothing in relieving the affirmities of the failing body.


She is survived by her husband, three children, two grandchildren and two brothers; George P. SCOTCHBROOK of Washington, S. D.; and Willard SCOTCHBROOK, of Stockton, Illinois, in addition to a number of more distant relatives and a multitude of friends.



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