DAVIDSON, Janet 1852-1936
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Date: 11/9/2016 at 15:42:01
Mrs. Donald Davidson Died Thursday After Long Illness
Mrs. Donald Davidson, who had been a resident of Grundy county for almost sixty years, died at her home in Grundy Center Thursday evening shortly before midnight, after a prolonged illness. She was 84 years old.
Mrs. Davidson had come with her husband from Canada and lived in Tama county for a year before they moved to a farm in Grundy county fifty-nine years ago. Since that time Mrs. Davidson had resided continuously in this county, passing the last 23 years of her life in Grundy Center.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the First Presbyterian church in Grundy Center. Services were conducted by the Rev. Oliver Stevenson. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Janet Fraser was born near Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, October 9, 1852. She was married to Donald Davidson Sept. 14, 1873. They resided in Canada until 1876 when they came to Tama county, Iowa. One year later they moved to a farm in Clay township, Grundy county, where they lived until 1891. They then moved to their farm in Palermo township and resided there until their retirement in 1913 at which time they moved to Grundy Center.
Mr. Davidson's death occurred in 1919.
Surviving are six children, Allen, of Nashua; Will, of Floyd; John, of Waverly; Jim, of Eldora; Bert, on the home farm; and Minnie, at home. She also leaves to mourn her loss seventeen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one sister, who resides in Woodstock, Ontario.
Out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. A. Davidson, Carroll Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Don Davidson and children, Donna and Dicky, of Nashua; Mr. and Mrs. Will Davidson and son Lynn of Floyd; John Davidson and children, Jim, Edna, Roy and Dale, of Waverly; Mr. and Mrs. James Davidson, Billy and Jean, and Mr. and Mrs. Curt Hollman and Barbara Ann of Eldora, and Mr. and Mrs. J. J. McDonald of Rutland, Iowa. Friends from out-of-town who attended the service included Ralph Lynn of Waterloo, L. F. Burgess and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Burgess of Eldora, and a group of Hardin county officials.
Mrs. Davidson's five sons, Allen, Will, John, James and Bert, and her only nephew living in the United States, J. J. McDonald, were the pallbearers.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 April 1936, pg 12
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