Davidson, Margaret Elizabeth (Wickham) 1842 - 1927
DAVISON, WICKHAM, LUSK, TALLEY, RANDALL
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 8/25/2019 at 13:22:42
Clayton County Register, Thur., 17 Mar. 1927.
Margaret Elizabeth Davidson, widow of the late T. M. Davidson, died March 10th, 1927, at six o'clock p.m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Lusk, at Elkader, Iowa.
Margaret Wickham was born in Pleasant Valley, Muskingum County, Ohio, March 25th, 1842. Her parents, Noyce and Mary Wickham, were pioneer settlers in this part of Ohio. She grew to womanhood in her Ohio home and was married to Thomas Marion Davidson in Tobosco, Ohio, on January 25th, 1864. Four children were born to them; twins, one of which died in infancy, the other, Elmer, lived to be nine years of age; Margaret Anna and Wilmer Wickham. Her husband, Thomas M. Davidson preceded her in death December 6, 1923. She is survived by her son W. W. Davidson, and her daughter, Mrs. Anna Lusk, of Elkader; three granddaughters; Ruth Davidson, Margaret Lusk, Erma Lusk Talley, and great=grandson, Robert Ray Talley. She also leaves to mourn her death her sister, Mrs. Rosa Randall, of Courtland, Kansas, several nephews and nieces, of Idaho, Kansas, Oklahoma and Ohio, and a host of friends.
In her girlhood she united with the Baptist church, and lived as she died, with strong religious convictions, with faith in God, and the Hop of a Home Beyond.
Mrs. Davidson was one of the few Civil War veteran widows, who had kept the home fire burning while her husband was in service with Company F, 16th U.S. Infantry. At the close of the war they moved to Volga, Iowa, which has been the home since 1866, until in 1883 they moved to Elkader which has since been their home. Mrs. Davidson has lived with her daughter Anna, Mrs. Robert Lusk, for the past three and one-half years. During the greater part of this time she has been an invalid and tenderly cared for by this devoted daughter, and has also received many thoughtful attentions from her son, W. W. Davidson, and family.
Mrs. Davidson was a gentle woman of much refinement whose home and family were given the highest place in her life.
During her early life in Clayton County when families visited families she made many friends to whom she was always loyal, and during her recent confinement from illness and reclining years the memories of these old friends and incidents of the olden days were a source of great pleasure to her. In the neighborhood of Mrs. Davidson's late Elkader home she will be missed as a kind neighbor and a good friend.
The children will miss this kindly faced old lady with her friendly smile and wave of her hand as she greeted them when they daily passed her window.
Funeral services were held from the late home to the Congregational church last Sunday afternoon and interment was made in the East Side cemetery, with Rev. Kilbourn officiating.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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