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Ancestors of Gladys Eva Davis

Generation No. 3

      4. Archibald Davis, born 26 Feb 1852 in Polk Co., Missouri; died 25 Jan 1921 in Polk Co., Missouri. He was the son of 8. Archibald Davis and 9. Evaline Carter. He married 5. Eliza Davis Elizabeth Jane Wright 17 Jan 1875 in Polk Co., Missouri.

      5. Eliza Davis Elizabeth Jane Wright, born 7 Mar 1855 in Polk Co., Missouri; died 28 Jan 1929 in Polk Co., Missouri. She was the daughter of 10. Josiah A. Wright and 11. Elizabeth Jane Gothard.

Notes for Archibald Davis:
Census: 1850 Polk Co., Missouri
Census: 1860 Polk Co., Missouri
Census: 1880 Madison Township, Polk Co., Missouri Family #254
He was a farmer.
Arch and Eliza Jane are recorded as family #254 and statistically they are recorded as follows: Arch Davis, age 28, born Missour - Father and Mother born Tennessee. Eliza, age 24, born Missouri - Father and Mother born Virginia, Bertha age 5 born Missouri, Columbus age 3, born Missouri and Lydia, age 2, born Missouri.
Arch lived until he was seventy-one years old and died Jan. 25, 1921.
Newspaper Article, Fair Play Advocate, Polk County, Missouri, January 27, 1921.
      Arch Davis, an old resident of the Shady Grove neighborhood died on Tuesday morning, January 25 and remains were interred in the Shady Grove Cemetery on Wednesday. Mr. Davis had been in poor health for a year or more. He will be greatly missed by his many friends as he was a good neighbor and kind friend. News Article, Fair Play Advocate February 3, 1921, extracted from the Aldrich items.
      Arch Davis died at his home Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock. He had been sick for a long time and his death had been expected at any time for several days. He is survived by a wife and six children. Remains were interred in Shady Grove Cemetery, Wednesday.
Buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Polk Co., Missouri.

  Notes for Eliza Davis Elizabeth Jane Wright:
1880 Census - Madison Township, Polk Co., Missouri.
Her father and mother were listed as born in Virginia. (Her father was born in Tennessee.) Eliza Jane had a brother, Loyd, who made his home with Arch and Eliza Jane after the death of her father.
Buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Polk Co., Missouri.
In 1928 when Eliza Jane died, a gracious tribute was given to her in her obituary printed in the Fair Play Advocate, and reprinted as follows:
      Eliza Jane Wright was born March 7, 1855, in Cedar County, Missouri and departed this life January 28, 1928, aged 73 years, 10 months and 21 days.
      She was married to Arch Davis January 17, 1875. To this union were born 10 children, four of whom have gone to the Great Beyond. The six that remain are: Mrs. Bertha Price, Mrs Fannie Taylor, Fletch Davis, all of Fair Play, Mrs. Julia Mackey of Springfield, Lum Davis of Walnut Grove and Mrs. Willard Killingsworth of Redlands, California. All were present except Mrs. Killingsworth. Besides these she leaves four brothers, two sisters, 25 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.
      She professed faith in Christ 48 years ago, and united with the Presbyterian Church in Mt. Bethel. She was true and kind to her family, not only to her family but to all. Aunt Liza, as she was known, was loved by all who know her. Whe seemed to delight in helping others. We will miss her smile, kind words and deeds, but we hope to meet her in a better world.
      Funeral services were conducted by Elder James N. Jeffries of Lamar. A short talk was made in the home by Z. E. Toalson, of Aldrich, and prayer by Elder Jeffries. The remains were taken to Shady Grove, where the funeral was preached by Elder Jeffries. There was a large congregation of relatives and friends. All was done that loving hands could do in her sickness and burial. A most beautiful casket and vault were used. The neighbors revealed a great love for Mrs. Davis, and her children did all they could do. Interment was made in Shady Grove Cemetery."
Children of Archibald Davis and Elizabeth Wright are:
  i.   ??? Davis, born in Polk Co., Missouri.
  Notes for ??? Davis:
Died in infancy. Buried in Blair Cemetery, Union Township, Polk County, Missouri. This cemetery is also known as the Brown or Courtney Cemetery.

  ii.   Mintie Davis, born in Polk Co., Missouri; married Willard E. Killingsworth.
  Notes for Mintie Davis:
Mintie Davis was the eighth child of Archibald Davis and Eliza Jane Wright. She married Willard E. Killingsworth between 1901 and 1921. Her name was spelled "Mentie" on the marriage index of Polk County, Missouri. She lived in Redlands, California.
Fair Play Advocate, Sept 2, 1954, Aldrich Items.
      Minta Killingsworth of Redlands, California visited visited last week with her sister Mrs. Craft Taylor and her husband and brother Fletch Davis and Wife.

  iii.   Bertha A. Davis, born 1875 in Madison Township, Polk Co., Missouri; died 1947 in Polk Co., Missouri; married Sidney G. Price 18 Dec 1892; born 1867; died 1949 in Polk Co., Missouri.
  Notes for Bertha A. Davis:
1880 census-living in Madison Township, Polk Co., Missouri.
Bertha and Sidney lived their lives in Cedar County, Missouri, where all six of their children were born.
Buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Polk Co., Missouri. Polk Co., Missouri Cemetery Directory.

  Notes for Sidney G. Price:
Resided in Cedar County, Missouri.
Buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Polk Co., Missouri. Polk Co., Missouri Cemetery Directory.

  2 iv.   Joseph Columbus Davis, born 3 Sep 1878 in Madison Township, Polk Co., Missouri; died 1 Feb 1946 in Greene Co., Missouri; married (1) Hattie Launa Jones 7 Jul 1897 in Knox, Polk Co., Missouri; married (2) Anna Newland BALDWIN Aft. 1911.
  v.   Lydia E. Davis, born 7 Sep 1878 in Madison Township, Polk Co., Missouri; died 20 Oct 1905; married Ernest Alvadore McIntosh 11 Jul 1897 in Cedar Co., Missouri; born 1872 in Cedar Co., Missouri.
  Notes for Lydia E. Davis:
1880 census-living in Madison Township, Polk Co., Missouri.
Lydia married July 11, 1897 at Cedar County, Missouri, to Ernest McIntosh. The marriage record reads: "Liddie Davis & Earnest McIntosh who is a citizen of United States M. July 11, 1897, both of Fair Play. The marriage took place in Cedar County." The marriage rites were solemnized by Asa M. Hartley, Justice of the Peace.
Lydia and Ernest were the parents of four children: Merle, Omer, Alva, and Paul.
After the death of Lydia, Ernest McIntosh married Iola or Ila Wright, the daughter of William Hiram Wright. Iola was first cousin of Lydia. This marriage is recorded in Polk County Marriage Book L at page 280.
Lydia's tombstone in Shady Grove Cemetery reads: LYDIA McINTOSH, dau. of A. & L. J. Davis, wife of E. A. McIntosh, md. 1897, b. Sept. 7, 1880, d. Oct. 20, 1905.
She died at the age of 27, on October 20, 1905 and is buried at Shady Grove Cemetery. Her tombstone states she was born in 1880, but based on further research, it has been determined that 1878 is the correct year of birth.

  Notes for Ernest Alvadore McIntosh:
He resided in Fair Play, Polk Co., Missouri. Ernest Alvadore McIntosh was born 1872 in Cedar County, Missouri, into a household of six brothers and four sisters, William W., Elijah Milton, John Theodore, Omer C., Herman Ott, Arthur E., Myre Arvitea Florence, Fanorra "Fannie" Snow, L. J. Stella, and Ollie A., making a total of eleven children in this family. His parents were John Alexander McIntosh, born 30 August 1840 in Hickman or Williamson County in Tennessee and Mary Ann (Cotham) McIntosh born in 1841 in Tennessee. His father, John, was a Minister of the Gospel and performed many marriages in Cedar County, Missouri in the early and mid 1800's. Ernest's grandparents were Collon or Collin McIntosh who was born 3 March 1817 in North Carolina and Mary Jane (Fox) McIntosh born 15 May 1820 in North Carolina. His great-grandparents were Elijah Fox born 1786 in North Carolina and Priscilla (Potts) Fox born 1790 also in North Carolina. After Lydia's death, Ernest remarried second to, Iola Wright, daughter of William Hiram Wright, a first cousin of his first wife, Lydia Davis. No children were born to this union.

  vi.   Fannie Belle Davis, born 24 Nov 1881 in Polk Co., Missouri; died 19 Jun 1961 in Polk Co., Missouri; married Craft Everett Taylor 2 Jun 1897; born 19 Nov 1876 in Greene Co., Missouri; died 4 Dec 1965 in Bolivar, Polk Co., Missouri.
  Notes for Fannie Belle Davis:
Fannie Belle Davis, the seventh child of Archibald Davis and Eliza Jane Wright, was born Nov. 24, 1881, and died June 19, 1961, addording to the dates shown on her tombstone.
1897 June 2 -- She married Craft Everett Taylor June 2, 1897 at the age of sixteen years. Most of their married life was spent in the Fair Play and Aldrich Communities of Polk County. He was a member of the Rose Hill Baptist Church. Craft Everett was born Nov. 19, 1876, in Greene Co., Missouri, and was the son of Jessie and June Taylor. Craft Everett died Dec. 4, 1965, in Bolivar and is buried at Shady Grove Cemetery.
Fannie Belle and Craft Everett became the parents of seven children.
Buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Polk Co., Missouri. Polk Co., Missouri Cemetery Directory.
Fannie Belle was born the year President James A. Garfield was shot at the railroad station in Washington. Vice President Chester Alan Arthur became the 21st President of the United States on September 20, 1881. It was this year also that Clara Barton, having worked with the International Red Cross in Geneva during the Franco-Prussian War, returned to the United States to establish the National Society of the Red Cross. In 1884, an adoption was made at the Geneva International Convention of the Red Cross to allow for the first time the Red Cross to be of service in peacetime emergencies as well as in war. In 1897, a young man, almost 21, carefully considered his future, and having found the lady of his dreams, proposed marriage to Miss Fannie Belle Davis, a pretty 16 year old lass.
It was in 1897 when Jefferson Davis, the former President of the Confederate States of America died in New Orleans at the age of 81, and it was this year also that the first modern bicycle was produced. Parior to this time the bicycles were built with a very large front wheel and a small rear wheel. The modern bicycle was built with two wheels of equal size and a seat in between them. This mode of transportation became so popular that by 1893 more than a million bicycles were in use in the United States.

  Notes for Craft Everett Taylor:
The Bolivar Herald reported the following article on the death of Craft Everett Taylor. "Craft Everett Taylor, son of Jessie and June Taylor, was born in Greene County, Missouri, November 19, 1876. He departed this life December 4, 1965, at the Pleasant View Nursing Home, near Bolivar, at the age of 89 years and 15 days. On June 2, 1897, he was united in marriage to Fannie Belle Davis. To this union was born five sons and 2 daughters. He had spent most of his life in the Aldrich and Fair Play communities. He was converted early in life and joined the Rose Hill Baptist Church. He had often expressed to his lived ones that he was ready to go, anxious for the time to come when he could be with his companion and lived ones who preceded him in death. His wife preceded him in death June 19, 1961, his son Ethmer, December 3, 1963, and a daughter preceded him in death in infancy. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Vaughn Carnes of Aldrich, four sons, Hershel of Mendota, California; Archie of Fair Play; Byron and Don both of Aldrich; one brother, Henry of Bolivar; three sisters, Mrs. Donna Drake of Visalia, California, Mrs. Myrtle Hurd and Mrs. Minnie Ball, both of Springfield. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday December 6, 1965 at the Aldrich Methodist Church with the Rev. Lewis Mead officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery near Aldrich, Missouri, under the direction of the Pitts Funeral Home in Bolivar, Missouri. Pallbearers were Terry Bean, Roy Bruce, Jakey Hobbs, Al Smith, Charles Cossins and Charles Combs.
Buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Polk Co., Missouri. Polk Co., Missouri Cemetery Directory.

  vii.   George Davis, born 21 Dec 1884 in Polk Co., Missouri; died 31 Dec 1884 in Polk Co., Missouri.
  Notes for George Davis:
Died in infancy.
Buried in Blair Cemetery, Union Township, Polk County, Missouri. This Cemetery is also known as the Brown or Courtney Cemetery. The tombstone is inscribed as follows: Son of A. & L. J. Davis b. Dec. 21, 1884 - d. Dec. 31, 1884. This death record is on file in the Court House in Bolivar, Missouri.

  viii.   Fletcher T. Davis, born 1888 in Polk Co., Missouri; died 17 Nov 1965 in Bolivar, Polk Co., Missouri; married (1) Elizabeth Virginia Young in Polk Co., Missouri; born 1 Jan 1894; died 7 Nov 1948; married (2) Eunice Matthews.
  Notes for Fletcher T. Davis:
Fletcher T. Davis, the ninth child of Archibald Davis and Eliza Jane Wright, was born 1888 and died November 17, 1965, and is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery. Fletcher was an old-time Baptist Minister. He was married between 1901 and 1920 in Polk Co., Missouri, to Elizabeth Virginia (called Jennie) Young.
Buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Polk Co., Missouri.
Newspaper Articles, Bolivar Herald, Bolivar, Missouri, March 3, 1932, Extracted from Aldrich Items.
      Rev. Fletch Davis took his wife to Springfield on the 23rd for medical treatment. Mrs. Owen accompanlied them and visited her son (Leonard) and wife. Leonard has been suffering with tonsilitis and a severe cold for several weeks.
Bolivar Herald, June 21, 1934.
      Rev. Fletch Davis filled his regular appointments at Elkton Saturday night and Sunday. After the death of Jennie, he married again in 1950 to Mrs. Eunice Matthews. There is no issue of the second marriage. Fair Play Advocate, Sept. 2, 1954.
      Mrs. Fletch Davis was hostess at a dinner given to her husband Fletch and his three sisters, Mrs. Craft Taylor and husband, Mrs. Mentie Killingsworth and Mrs. Julia Mackey, Saturday, August 28th.
The following is the newspaper report of the death of Reverend Fletcher as printed in the Springfield, Missouri, newspaper about Nov. 17, 1965.
      Bolivar - THE REV. FLETCHER T. DAVIS, 77, Aldrich, died about 6 a.m. today in the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Bolivar after an apparent heart attack. He had been in failing health for some time. Mr. Davis was a lifelong resident of Polk County and had been a Baptist Minister more than 40 years, serving numerous churches. Survivors include his wife, Eunice; 1 daughter, Mrs. Aliene O'Neil, Doniphan; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Carl Ryuson, Fillmore, California, and Mrs. Peter Zucco, Santa Barbara, California, 3 step- sons, Dale Matthews, State of Alaska, Richard Hood, State of California and Billy Hood, State of Georgia, a sister, Mrs. Mint Killingsworth, Redlands, California, four grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 13 spep-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Pitts of Bolivar will announce arrangements.

  Notes for Elizabeth Virginia Young:
Her nickname was Jennie. She is a descendant of John Davis thru Malissa Davis.
Buried in Shady Grove Cemetery.

  ix.   Julia Evelyn Davis, born 1895 in Polk Co., Missouri; died 20 Jul 1965 in Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri; married Taylor Mackey 27 Dec 1912.
  Notes for Julia Evelyn Davis:
Julia Evelyn Davis, the tenth child of Archibald Davis and Eliza Jane Wright, was born about 1895. She died tragicallyon July 20, 1965, at Springfield, Missouri, and is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield.
The Springfield newspaper, July 1965, reported the following concerning her death:
      MRS. JULIA E. MACKEY --- Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Evelyn Mackey, 70, of 410 1/2 East Commercial, will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Klinger Chapel with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. The body of Mrs. Mackey, who apparently hanged herself, was discovered at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday by her daughter. Police said she apparently had been dead several hours. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Walton, R. #1, Brighton, Missouri, a son, Thelbert, Alberta, Canada; a brother, the Rev. Rletch Davis, Aldrich; a sister Mrs. Ment Killingsworth, Redlands, California; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
      Julia married Taylor Mackey on Dec. 27, 1912. They were later divorced.

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