Obit: Davis, Mary
Alice (1857 - 1930)
Surnames: DAVIS FAHLGREN DURMNAN HINKES PARKHILL CENDT HORN MANTOR DICKINSON LULLOFF RIPLINGER ROTH LUBE KLIEFOTH WESCOTT BALCOM MARSH BEHRENS
----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin) 5 Jun 1930
Davis, Mary Alice (1 Nov. 1857 - 28 May 1930)
Mrs. Mary Alice Davis, widow of Mr. Sylvester Davis, Civil War veteran, passed on to the Great Beyond Wednesday evening, May 28th, at the age of seventy-three years, five months and twenty-eight days, bronchial pneumonia being the cause of her departure to the heavenly goal. Funeral services were held at the Colby M. E. church Saturday, May 31st. Rev. F. Fahlgren and Rev. Durmnan officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery.
M. J. Hinkes, Nyls Parkhill, Geo. Cendt, James Horn, Myron Mantor and George Dickinson acted as pallbearers and the flower girls were Margaret Lulloff, Lorraine Riplinger, Norma Roth, Leona Lube.
The out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Davis and daughter, Janete, Mrs. Kliefoth, Manitowoc, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Wescott, Wausau.
The deceased was born in Hume, Allegany county, New York, on November 1, 1857, and is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Balcom. She came to Wisconsin with her parents when a young girl. She was married to Sylvester J. Davis at Kingstone, Wis., on September 1, 1875, to which union four children were born, all of whom are still living, namely: S. A. Davis, Neenah, Mrs. R. Marsh, Colby; Mrs. H. Behrens, Colby; Frank Davis, Fontana, California. They came to this locality in the spring of 1882 and settled on a wild track of land near Riverside. Here they built a home and fine farm. They came to Colby in 1911 and here Mr. Davis passed away four years ago. Besides the children, her death is mourned by one sister, Miss Dora Balcom of Colby, eleven grand children and one great grand child.
Mrs. Davis was a devoted and faithful wife and mother, was a Bible class teacher and also served as treasurer of the W. R. C. for many years. She was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church and W. R. C. in which organizations she was very active. She was very religious, and, while on the farm, walked five miles to attend church services at Riverside.
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