Posted By:Deborah Brownfield - Stanley
Subject:Sudden Death of Mrs. D. M. Davis (Lucretia Lynch Davis)
Post Date:June 16, 2005 at 05:41:41
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The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, March 18, 1909

The death of MRS. D.M. DAVIS, of Benton Township, came as a thundercloud on
a clear day, Wednesday afternoon, and awes the community with the awful
presence. She had been well as usual and was in the yard that afternoon
when about 2 o'clock she was seized with a faintness and before assistance
could reach her she had fallen and expired. It was known that she had been
more or less troubled with a heart irregularity at times, but it was not
considered serious.

The family are stunned with grief at the unexpected visitation.

The arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made and may not be
before Saturday, owing to some of the children residing at a distance, one
son being in Oklahoma.

What condolence human sympathies can offer the family has. MRS. DAVIS was a true woman and her qualities have endeared her to all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance and they scarce can realize that the fatal hand has been laid.

The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, March 25, 1909

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LUCRETIA LYNCH was born in Vermillion County, Ind., July 4th, 1846, and died
Wednesday, March 17, 1909, aged 62 years, 8 months and 13 days. She came
with her parents to Appanoose County, Iowa, in 1852. She was married to D.M
DAVIS, Aug. 20th, 1863. To this union were born six children, three sons
and three daughters; one son, JEFFERSON L. died in infancy. The remaining
children who survive her are as follows: W.D. DAVIS of Eldon, Iowa; D.L.
DAVIS of Oklahoma City, Okla.; MRS. JOHN LANGFORD and MRS. RUBY MULLANIX, both of Lucas County, Iowa; and MRS. KATE OLIVE BRILES of Eldon, Iowa. These together with the husband survive to mourn their loss. There are also a sister, MRS. MARY HARDIN, and a niece, MISS FLORA SILDORE of Eldon, also MR. W.H. DAVIS, brother of the husband were present at the funeral service.

MRS. DAVIS has been a consistent member of the Christian Church for many
years. She was a faithful wife, a good mother and kind neighbor.

The funeral services were held at the family residence and at Sharon Church
on Saturday, March 20, conducted by Rev. C.E. Wells, Pastor of the Christian
Church in Chariton.
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June 15, 2005