During Roy’s years in business he also found time to serve on the Decorah city council as an alderman. He served on the council for 12 years. Roy also was a musician. For several years he was a clarinetist with the orchestra at the Grand Theater.

In 1952 Roy sold his drug store to his druggist Earl Zahrndt, who later sold the business to Don Moothart. Both Zahrndt and Moothart retained the name Darling Drug Store.

Roy and Freda then moved to Florida. But Roy was not ready to retire, so they purchased a drug store in Sebring, FL. They sold this store in 1958. Roy was now 66 and felt that 38 years in the pharmacy business was long enough.

Freda Darling died in 1976 and Roy 11 Jan 1984, both in Florida.

The Daubney Family

(Written by Mary Edith Daubney and submitted by Margaret Ahrendt)

The Daubney’s are descendants of a well known ancient English family. Although the spelling of the Daubney name has in the course of time changed in different branches of the family, all Daubney's are descended from one common ancestor. Daubeney (as it is most commonly spelled) is a Norman family. Members of the family accompanied William of Normandy and settled in England after the Conquest of 1066. The family has an authenticated pedigree from 1066, or earlier, being one of only five or six families in England who can trace uninterrupted descent from father to son from times of such antiquity.

The Coat of Arms of all Daubney’s is 4 white lozenges on a field of red. The Crest is a sprig of holly. The Badge has bats’ wings represented in various ways. The various heraldic bearings are found in the Westminister Abbey tomb (1500 A.D.), on houses at Petherton (15th century), in glass and stone at Wells Cathedral, in the Knights of the Garter Chapel at Windsor Castle, in the 14th century effigy at Brire Norton near Oxford, in various documents and elsewhere.

The Rev. William Daubney, Methodist pastor, was born 8 Oct 1790 at Hachthorn, England. In the year 1816 he married Mary Wilson. Mary was born in 1791 at Lincoln, England. Mary Wilson's mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Bee. She was commonly called Bessie Bee and nicknamed “Busy Bee" by her friends and family because she was always busy.

On 4 Apr 1824 William Daubney with his wife and their 5 children sailed from Hull, England for America. After a perilous 6 week journey in a sail boat, they landed in Quebec, Canada. The family first settled in Chittendum Co, VT where William engaged in farming for several years. In 1835 they moved to Michigan and took up government land in Richland, Kalamazoo Co. where he farmed and preached until his death 17 Oct 1879.

William Daubney was licensed to preach in the state of Vermont about the year 1831. He was ordained Deacon 23 Aug 1840 at Marshall, Ml. He was ordained Elder, or Circuit Rider, 10 Sep 1848. William preached in

Copper, Ml every 2 weeks for 18 years. During his pastoral life he also preached in the following places in Michigan: Richland, Kalamazoo, Allegan, Comstock, Plainswell, Otsego, Prairie Ronde, Ross, Oshtema, Climax, Wayland, Green Plains, Hastings, Yankee Springs, Orangeville, Irving, Prairieville, Middleville, Carleton, Woodland and many other places.

William and his wife Mary had 10 children: Samuel (4 Sep 1818-died young), John (6 Oct 1819-14 Jan 1923), Elizabeth (2 Dec 1820-14 Nov 1911), Wilson (28 Apr 1822-3 Jun 1922), George (5 Jan 1824-1896), Mary Ann (14 Jan 1827-29 Dec 1845), Ben (7 Mar 1828-10 Dec 1917), Sarah Jane (7 Sep 1829-1869), William (28 Aug 1831-1 May 1871) andEmeline (28 Nov 1832-12 Dec 1845). (The first 5 children were born in Lincolnshire, England.) Mary Wilson Daubney died 3 Apr 1837 in Richland, Ml.

William Daubney then married Pomona Wilder. She died 2 June 1841 at the age of 39 after only 2 years of marriage. The name of William's third wife has been lost, but again they were married only a short time. In 1857 William married Mrs. Ann Baxter (a widow with 4 children). They had been married 21 years when he died in 1879.

John married Evelyn Knapin in Richland, Ml. They first lived on a farm near Taylors Falls, MN. Later they retired and moved into Taylors Falls. They had 1 daughter, Theoda, who died at the age of 15 of spinal meningitis.

At the age of 16 Elizabeth married William Cummings in Richland, Ml. Later they moved to Taylors Falls. William and Elizabeth had 6 children: Henry, Cornelia, Jennie, Sadie, Charley and Mamie. Henry was a carpenter. He married Gussie Cloudsley. They made their home at White Bear Beach, MN. Henry and Gussie had 2 children: Walter and Emogene. Walter accidentally shot himself while duck hunting at Egg Lake, MN when he was 16. Emogene taught school in St. Paul, MN. Sadie married Dr. Hodgkinson. They lived in Taylors Falls and had 1 son, Guy. Mamie married Mr. E. Way of Deer Creek, MN. They had 3 sons.

Wilson came to America with his parents when he was a year and 9 months old. He grew to manhood in Richland, Kalamazoo Co., Ml. On 31 Mar 1850 Wilson married Lucy Adelaide Wittemore in Kane Co., IL. They moved to Iowa in 1855 and took up government land in Pleasant Twp., Winneshiek Co. at $1.25 per acre. In 1891 they retired from farming and bought a home in Decorah. Wilson and Lucy had 4 children: Emeline, Francis Wilson, James Walter and Mary Edith. Emeline died when she was 15. Mary Edith never married. She taught school in Decorah. Francis Wilson Daubney, M.D. married Edith L. Strayer. Their son Maurice Wilson Daubney married Alice P Baker. Maurice and Alice lived in Long Beach, CA. Their daughter Gail graduated from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) in 1937. James Walter married Clara E. Pike. They lived in Centralia, WA. James and Clara had 3 children: Ross (Seattle, WA), Lucy Adelaide (m. Charles H. Williams, Olympia, WA) and Dora Edith (m.Hiram Ward Camp, Tulsa, OK. Hiram and Dora had 4 children: James, Barbara, Margaret and Hiram Ward Camp, Jr. Their son, James Daubney Camp, graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1937. Wilson and Lucy also raised a

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