DAVIS, Julia 1835-1922
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/10/2016 at 21:19:28
Mrs. Julia Davis Passes Away At Home Of Her Son In Minnesota On Monday
Mrs. Julia Davis
Julia Chetlain, daughter of Louis and Julia Chetlain, was born in Galena, Ill., July 7th, 1835, and spent the early part of her life in the city of her birth.
On August 19th, 1856, she was united in marriage to Titus H. Davis and they went to Hastings, Minn., to make their home. In 1864 they moved to Dubuque, Iowa, and in 1869 they came to Grundy county and took up their residence on what is known as the Cutts farm, northeast of town and lived in this community until the death of Mr. Davis in January, 1910. Later Mrs. Davis spent several years in Hammond, Louisiana, and two years ago went to Adrian, Minn., to reside. She passed away at the home of her son, Fred, Monday evening, March 6th, 1922, after a four days' illness with bronchial pneumonia. She was conscious to the last and on Monday afternoon asked the attending physician if she would not live, saying "it was all right and she was not afraid to die."
Mrs. Davis was a kind and loving wife and mother, a good neighbor, always having a kind word for everyone, a Christian woman, and her death will bring sadness to many homes in this vicinity where she was widely known and highly respected by everyone.
Brief services were held at the home in Adrian, Wednesday morning and the body was brought to Grundy Center Wednesday evening and funeral services were held from the First Presbyterian church at 2:30 this (Thursday) afternoon, Rev. Earl W. Benbow, pastor of that church officiating. Interment was in the family lot in the cemetery west of town.
Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Davis, seven of whom survive: Mrs. Emma Vasey, Adrian, Minn.; Mrs. Belle Wolf of Hammond, La.; A. L. and Fred C. Davis of Adrian, Minn.; R. E. Davis of Ellsworth, Minn., Adele Davis of Albia, Iowa, and Mrs. Fred C. Taft of Craseo, Iowa. One brother also remains to mourn her death and there are also sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
All of the children were present at the funeral except Mrs. Wolf, who was unable to come from the south at this season of the year. The brother, Henry Chetlain of Galena, Ill., was here for the funeral.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 March 1922, pg 1
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