The Davis City Advance, Davis City, Iowa Thursday, October l2, l899
The subject of this sketch died at her home in Davis City, Iowa, October 6th, l899 of a complication of diseases and was interred in the Davis City Cemetery the following Saturday. The funeral services were held at the Union Church, Rev. A.H. Rusk officiating.
MRS. DAVIS was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, October l9th, l8l9, consequently was 79 years, ll months and l7 days old at the time of her death. Her maiden name was PARTRUM. When she was three years old her parents moved to Rodgersville, Tenn., where she grew to womanhood and was married to JOHN FLORA in December, l838. They emigrated to Iowa about l840, living for a time in Van Buren County and then came to Decatur County to live while Iowa was yet a territory. She endured all the hardships of a pioneer life.
To this union were born seven children, four of whom, together with their father, preceded her to the better world.
She was married a second time to WILLIAM DAVIS, the man who formerly owned and laid out the first town plat of Davis City, and from whom the town took its name. To this union were born four children all of whom are dead. Her second husband died in l873.
She leaves one sister, one brother, two sons and one daughter, several grandchildren and four or five great grandchildren; besides a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.
She joined the Methodist Church when young, but after a time she went to the United Brethren Church and has been a faithful, upright member of that church for years. She was a kind neighbor, a loving mother and a steadfast friend and will be missed by a large circle of friends.
Then farewell dear friend, thy sufferings are o'er.
No more shall we greet thee, 'til we meet on the ever-green shore.