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Vestal, Stivers, Rose, Davolt, Cook
Posted by: Stewart Williams Date: July 30, 2001 at 20:21:59
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Obituaries

Hannah Gertrude Davolt

Lineage:
Hannah Gertrude Davolt, married William Benjamin Vestal, parents of
Nova Ben Vestal and William Everett Vestal (and others)

b. July 21, 1883 in Unionville, Putnam Co., Missouri
d. March 25, 1943 in Denver, Colorado

Daughter of Andrew Garrett Davolt & Mary Catherine Cook

Obituary Unionville Republican
05/26/1943

Hannah Gertrude Davolt Vestal was born in Putnam County, Mo., July 21, 1885 (I think it should say 1883), and departed this life at Denver, Co., March 26, 1943. Gertie, as she was known, grew to young womanhood in the county of her birth and was united in marriage Sept. 14, 1901 (my records indicate 09/06/1901) to W. Benjamin Vestal at Unionville, Mo. (my records indicate Kirksville). 7 children were born to this union, all of whom are still living. They are Don E. Vestal, Everett Vestal, Evadyne Houston and Florence Mohr of Denver Co; Walter A. Vestal and Nova Vestal of Coronado, Ca., and Fred Eugene Vestal of the USN. While still quite young Mrs. Vestal united with the Christian church and again renewed her consecration to God in August, 1940. On Thanksgiving Day, 1941, she suffered a paralytic stroke and also other subsequent strokes and departed this life at a local hospital (in Denver). She is the first of her father's family to be called by death. She leaves to mourn their loss, besides her own children, a brother, Dr. D. E. Davolt of Denver; a sister, Rev. Laura A. Brindley of Salida, Co.; a sister, Mrs. Opal Basher of San Fernando, Ca., and a brother Lt. Col. Bert V. Davolt of the US Army in Africa. She also leaves 11 grandchildren and a host of friends. As the wise man has said, "her children rise up and call her blessed."

Mary Catherine Cook

Lineage:
Mary Catherine Cook, married Andrew Garrett Davolt, parents of
Hannah Gertrude Davolt, married William Benjamin Vestal, parents of
Nova Ben Vestal and William Everett Vestal (and others)

b. March 23, 1855 in Covington, Fountain Co., Indiana
d. September 17, 1928 in Englewood, Arapaho Co., Colorado

Daughter of Eli Penwell Cook & Hannah Jarrett

Obituary Unionville Republican
09/26/1928:

Young Mother Dies - Mary Catherine Cook Davolt was born in Fountain County, Indiana, March 23, 1855, and departed this life September 17, 1928, at her home near Denver, Colorado. At the age of 2 she removed with her parents to Southern Iowa and later they made their home in Putnam County, Mo. Here she grew to womanhood. She received her education in the public schools and later became a teacher. She was united in marriage to Andrew G. Davolt, October 8, 1882. To this union 5 children were born all of whom survive her. They are: Mrs. Gertie Vestal, Dr. Darwin E. Davolt and Birney V. Davolt all of Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Laura Brinley of Sublette, Kansas, and Mrs. Opal Bashor of Dayton, Washington. Her husband also survives her. Besides these, she leaves to mourn her loss, 12 grandchildren and three brothers: Daniel Cook, William Cook and David F. Cook of Unionville, Mo. She lived with her family in Putnam County until the spring of 1902 when she moved to Lane County, Kansas (this is where Nova Ben Vestal was born - Gertie & Ben must have accompanied on her journey). There she regained her health and enjoyed life among her new friends, who still mourn her loss. After seven years, the family moved to Yates Center, Kansas but were obliged to go west again on account of her ill health. From there they moved to Denver Colorado where she improved in health. They remained there until the time of her death. She was converted at the age of 11 years and later became a member of the Christian church, always transferring her membership to each new place of residence. She was a kind and loving mother, always loving the home folks best. Though much of the time frail in body, she kept the home together, always keeping the highest ideals before her family. Even in her last illness her wishes and prayers were for her loved ones. She had a host of friends, and no one ever went to her in vain for help. Many were the floral offerings and kind attentions in her last days. Her death is the first in the immediate family, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Eli Penwell Cook

Lineage:
Eli Penwell Cook, married Hannah Jarrett, parents of
Mary Catherine Cook, married Andrew Garrett Davolt, parents of
Hannah Gertrude Davolt, married William Benjamin Vestal, parents of
Nova Ben Vestal and William Everett Vestal (and others)

b. January 5, 1821in Switzerland, Posey Co., Indiana
d. July 23, 1904 in Unionville, Putnam Co., Missouri

Son of John Daniel Cook & Elizabeth Penwell Misner

Obituary Unionville Republican
07/27/1904:

Eli P. Cook was born in Switzerland, Ind., Jan 5, 1821 and died in this city at the home of his son Daniel Cook at 7 o'clock Saturday evening July 23, from heart failure induced by old age. He was married at Covington, Ind., in 1843 and came to Unionville in March 1857. Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Cook of whom 4 sons and 2 daughters are dead, and 4 sons and 2 daughters survive. The funeral was held at Union church Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock conducted by Elder E. J. McKinley. In the passing of Mr. Cook not merely a pioneer but a good citizen has gone, and to the bereaved ones we extend our deepest sympathy.

James Campbell Davolt

Lineage:
James Campbell Davolt, married Elizabeth Ashcraft Shoptaugh, parents of
Andrew Garrett Davolt, married Mary Catherine Cook, parents of
Hannah Gertrude Davolt, married William Benjamin Vestal, parents of
Nova Ben Vestal and William Everett Vestal (and others)

b. May 28, 1822 in Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee
d. November 15, 1895 in Appanoose Co., Iowa

Son of James Adam Davolt & Frances Whisenant

Obituary Unionville Republican
11/1895:

Died November 15, 1895, at his residence in Appanoose County, Iowa, James C. Davalt, aged 73 years, 5 months and 17 days. His funeral was preached by Rev. Judd, at the Union Church, and the remains were laid to rest in the Roscoe Cemetery. "Sleep on dear grandfather, and take thy rest, God called you home, He thought it best." Written by grandaughter M. E. Davolt.

Emsley Evans Vestal

Lineage:
Emsley Evans Vestal, married Elizabeth Stivers, parents of
William Benjamin Vestal, who married Hannah Gertrude Davolt, parents of
Nova Ben Vestal and William Everett Vestal (and others)

b. December 1, 1860 in Putnam Co., Missouri
d. December 26, 1942 in Stahl, Elm Township, Putnam Co., Missouri

Son of Edward Johnson Vestal & Eliza Frances Rose

Obituary Unionville Republican
01/13/1943

Emisly Evins Vestal was born in Putnam County, Missouri, Dec. 1, 1860, and died Dec. 26th at 2:20 AM, being 82 years, 25 days old. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Stivers Nov. 14, 1880, to this union 12 children were born: Benjamin of Denver, CO; Levi of Des Moines, IA; Jasper of Green City, MO; Charley of Mason City, IA; Dentist of Richmond, CA; Japtha of Unionville, MO; Allen of Richmond, CA; Mrs. Fay Broyls of Milan, MO; Mrs. May Patterson of Wilder, ID; all living, and Malissa Frances, John Albert and Pervie Day, deceased. At the age of 23 he was converted to the Baptist faith and was later ordained as a primitive Baptist minister and preached in that faith the remainder of his life. He never shunned to declare all of God's counsel and was ever a faithful contender for that faith that was once delivered to the saints. Funeral services were conducted at the home Monday, Dec. 28 by Clyde Johnson. Interment in Rose Cemetery.

Eliza Frances Rose

Lineage:
Eliza Frances Rose, married Edward Johnson Vestal, parents of
Emsley Evans Vestal, who married Elizabeth Stivers, parents of
William Benjamin Vestal, who married Hannah Gertrude Davolt, parents of
Nova Ben Vestal and William Everett Vestal (and others)

b. March 31, 1834 in Chariton County, Missouri
d. December 5, 1915 in Elm Township, Putnam Co., Missouri

Daughter of Benjamin Rose & Sarah Ann Holman

Obituary Unionville Republican
12/22/1915:

(much of this must have been the words of E. E. Vestal)

Mrs. Eliza Johnson died Sunday, December 5, 1915, at 7 PM being at the time of her death 81 years 3 months and 5 days of age. She died at the home of her son, E. E. Vestal (Emsley Evans Vestal). She was united in marriage to Johnson Vestal (Edward Johnson Vestal) and was married when she was 17 years of age. She was born in Chariton County, Mo., and to this union were born 9 children, 5 of whom are living and 4 of whom are dead. Three children survive her: John Vestal of Unionville, Ive Vestal (Emsley Evans Vestal) of Stahl and Mary Workman of Kansas City, Kan. After living as a widow a few years she was united in marriage to Martin Johnson (John Martin Johnson). At her death she didn't belong to any church. However, she believed in a God who was able to save his people from their sins, from the least to the greatest. She believed that God would work everything after the counsel of His own will and none could stay his hand. (The coming paragraph must have been the words of E. E. Vestal) Mother is gone and our home is left desolate. She left children and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a loving mother and grandmother to all of her children. Her funeral services were conducted by Labe McFarland. She was laid to rest in the Rose Cemetery near Graysville. Mother is gone. She can never come to us. I hope by the grace of God we will meet where no farewell tears are shed. It is God, He who breathed us can all our sorrows heal.

Benjamin Rose

Lineage:
Benjamin Rose, who married Sarah Ann Holman, parents of
Eliza Frances Rose, married Edward Johnson Vestal, parents of
Emsley Evans Vestal, who married Elizabeth Stivers, parents of
William Benjamin Vestal, who married Hannah Gertrude Davolt, parents of
Nova Ben Vestal and William Everett Vestal (and others)

b. April 1, 1798 in Stafford Co., Virginia
d. September 3, 1888 in Graysville, Elm Township, Putnam Co., Missouri

Obituary Unionville Republican
September 5, 1888:

We are sorry to announce the death of Benjamin Rose. He was one of the oldest settlers in the county and had been failing for some time, and on last Monday he passed into silence. His remains were laid to rest in the Rose cemetery, south of Graysville, with a large crowd in attendance, to pay their last respects to one who was a loved and loving husband, father, and grandfather. His heart was tender and affectionate. He was a good neighbor and a friend to the poor and needy. If every generous act he did would bring a blossom to his grave, he would sleep beneath a wilderness of flowers. He leaves a wife and several children and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss…. While going to the funeral of Mr. Rose last Monday, Anise Wood and Fannie Newman come very near being seriously hurt. They were seated on a spring seat which was set in the back end of the wagon bed, and a jerk of the wagon threw them out backwards and hurt them considerably.





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