Lydia Jane Davis Haydock Obituary

Clark County Clipper, January 19, 1905


Lydia Jane Davis was born at Richland, Jefferson county, Iowa, July 17, 1851; married Alfred M. Haydock, October 28, 1905; departed this life at her home near Protection, Comanche county, Kansas, January 16, 1905, aged 53 years, 5 months and 29 days.

Their home was at Ashland, Wapello county, Iowa, until November 1901, when they moved to Kansas and located five miles northeast of Protection.

She was the mother of five children; all of whom are living.  Lavant D., Leavett A., and Ray N. live on the ranch near Protection; Mrs. Ethel C. Rumley, Tulare, Cal.; and Alvis W., Kern, Cal.  These with her father and mother and other relatives remain to mourn her loss.

Sister Haydock was converted during winter of 1869-70 and joined the Methodist church of which she was a consistent member until her death.  She was a quiet sufferer for a long time and toward the close of her life her sufferings were intense.  She said "her strength and help was in the Lord, without which, sometimes, life would seem almost unbearable," yet the Christian's death is a triumph.

The remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband, who died in November 1903, in the Ashland cemetery Saturday, January 21, 1905.

Submitted October 8, 2005. ~Shirley Brier~


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