Submitted by Melva L.Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
May 4, 1983 - Wednesday, pg A4, col 1
MONTGOMERY V. DAVEY
Montgomery (Mont) V. Davey, 90, 600 14th Ave., Rock Falls, died Tuesday afternoon in Morrison Community Hospital following a short illness.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Allen Funeral home, Sterling, with the Rev. J. Randall Brown, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Sterling officiating. Burial will be in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery in Tampico. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
A memorial has been established in his memory to the First United Methodist Church, Sterling.
Montgomery Davey was born on June 12, 1892, in Hume Township, the son of George William and Mary Pollock Davey. In 1903, the family moved to Geneseo. In 1907, they moved back to his father's old home at Medina, New York. He received his education in Medina high School and served two years as Rate Clerk at the N.Y.C. Freight Office at Medina, N.Y. In the Spring of 1914, he started farming one of his grandfather's farms. On March 17, 1920, he was united in marriage to Nellie Florence Beiderman in Sterling. He spent 33 years at Buffalo, Mt., as owner and operator of a cattle ranch. In 1953, he purchased 80 acres south of Rock Falls on Route 88 to care for his mother, Mary Pollock Davey. After 56 years of farming and ranching, he retired in 1963 and moved to his present home.
Surviving are his wife, Nellie, Morrison. He was preceded by his parents and three sisters.