Descendants of

Nathaniel W. Davis and Delilah Bishop
 
 
Generation No. 1


1.
Nathaniel W.1 Davis was born Abt. 1810 in KY, and died Bef. 1865 in probably Tippecanoe Co., IN. He married Delilah Bishop
 (possibly a daughter of George Bishop?) on 28 August 1834 in Franklin Co., IN.  She was born Abt. 1819 in KY, and died Aft. 1892.


Marriage record for Nathaniel W. / Nathan Davis and Delila Bishop
26 August 1834
Franklin County, Indiana
 


Delilah
married second to Daniel Cradlebaugh; they were married twice, the first time on May 18, 1865 in Tippecanoe County, IN; and
the second time on 19 November 1877 at Seneca County, OH.

Notes for Nathaniel W. Davis:

Nathaniel Davis may have been married previous to his marriage to Delila Bishop.  A Nathaniel W. Davis was married to an Eliza Marklin on
October 13, 1828, in Franklin Co., Indiana.

Census records for Nathaniel W. Davis:

1830 - FAYETTE CO., IN, pg. 5
Nathaniel W. Davis
 1m 15/20; 1m 20/30
 1f -5; 1f 15/20
 

1840 - RUSH CO., IN
Nath. Davis
 1m -5; 1m 5/10; 1m 20/30
 1f 20/30
(Not sure this is our Nathaniel Davis, but the household seems to match up
with the 1850 census.)

 

1850 - BOONE CO., IN, District 7, fam. #1359
Nathaniel W. Davis  40  M  W  KY  Farmer
Delila Davis        32  F  W  KY
Quartus Davis       15  M  W  IN
Marion Davis        14  M  W  IN
Georganna Davis      3  F  W  IN
Alford Davis,        1  M  W  IN

Some members of this family seemed to age only 5 - 6 years
between the 1850 and 1860 census!
 

1860 - TIPPECANOE CO., IN, Lauramie twp., Concord
Nattan Davis, 51, m, farmer, KY
Delila Davis, 37, f, KY
Corton Davis, 21, m, schoolteacher, IN**
Willshire Davis, 20, m, schoolteacher, IN
Georgeana, 14, f, IN
John Panie? Davis?, 50, m, day job, VA

**Corton may have been the middle name of Edgar C. Davis.  He can also be found listed in the 1860 Lauramie township census, living in the household of Samuel Campbell, a relative of his wife Lora.

Date census taken: June 20, 1860 - fam. #280
    Samuel Campbell   40  M   Farmer
    Jane Campbell     38  F
    Rebecka Campbell  15  F
    William Campbell   8  M
    Isabell Campbell,  6  F
    James Smith       23  M   Day labor
    Eggor Davis       23  M   Schoolteacher
 

1860 Agricultural Census, TIPPECANOE CO., IN, Lauramie Twp., Stockwell P.O., pg. 19
Line 19: Nathan Davis - 60 a. improved land; 60 a. unimproved land
$3200 cash value of farm; $50 value farming implements
5 horses; 2 milch cows; 3 other cattle; 0 sheep; 11 swine; $625 value of livestock
26 bu. wheat; 800 bu. Indian corn; 15 bu. Irish potatoes; 5 bu. Sweet potatoes; $20 value of Orchard produce
300 lbs. Butter; 3 tons Hay; 450 value Animals slaughtered. 
(The word Rent may be written in the margin next to Nathan Davis' name, it is not real legible.  Neighbors on either side of him were: above, William Skinner; below, Archibald Holmes.)

Notes for Delilah Bishop Davis Cradlebaugh:
From the Tiffin Tribune, page 2, Tiffin, Ohio, December 21, 1876:
Notice was  posted notifying Delilah J. Cradlebaugh, a non-resident of Ohio, of the intention of Daniel Cradlebaugh to file a petition for divorce in the Clerk's Office, Seneca County, Ohio.   The divorce must have been finalized because another noticewas found in the same newspaper, 6 December 1877, for a marriage license issued in November, 1877, for Daniel Cradlebaugh and Mrs. Delilah J. Cradlebaugh.   They were married on
19 November 1877.


Divorce Notice, Daniel Cradlebaugh vs. Delilah Bishop Davis Cradlebaugh
Tiffin newspaper, Seneca County, Ohio, December 16, 1876


Marriage Notice, 2nd marriage for Daniel Cradlebaugh and Delilah Bishop Davis Cradlebaugh.  November 1877, Tiffin newspaper, Seneca County, Ohio


Children from this marriage:
+ 2 M    i. Edgar C. DAVIS was born on 26 Jun 1835 in Fayette Co., IN,3 died on 11 Feb 1909 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 73,3 and was buried in Wheeler's Cemetery, Tippecanoe Co., IN.
   3 M    ii. Wilshire M. DAVIS was born August 1842 in Indiana 5 and died after 1909 in Oklahoma?.
Notes on Willshire / Wilshire M. Davis:

I believe that Wilshire, or William's, middle name was Marion.  He is listed in the 1850 census as Marion, but in 1860 as Wilshire.
In his brother Edgar's obituary, 1909, he was said to be living in Oklahoma City. 

The family moved from Illinois to Kansas between 1885 and 1890.  They next seem to have gone from Kansas to Arkansas where
the next two children were born.  In 1900 they seem to have been in Greene County, Missouri.   

1870 census, Tippecanoe Twp., Tippecanoe Co., IN
Marion Davis - age 20 - IN
living in the household of David M. Gwin, age 32, IN
 

1880 census - there is a William M. Davis, single, living in the following household in Illinois:
Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, page 254D

Lucien P. MEAD    Self      M  53  OH   VT  VT   Sewing Machine Agt
Anna E. MEAD      Wife      M  44  CAN  NY  CAN  Keep house
Ella MEAD         Dau       S  18  IL   OH  CAN  At Home
Joseph PETTIT     Boarder   S  21  IN   IN  NJ   Farmer
William M. DAVIS  Boarder   S  38  IN   KY  KY   Organ Vendor
George R. SNYDER  Boarder   S  32  IN   IN  IN   Sewing Machine Agt.

From the Illinois State Marriage Database:
DAVIS, WILLIAM M.  and   CAREY, JENNIE E. - 08/09/1880 - Vol.00B/ pg. 0053 Lic. #00003205  - county: IROQUOIS

Jennie Carey with her parents in the 1880 census, Iroquois, Iroquois, Illinois; pg. 198B

  J. D. CAREY      Self    50    PA   PA   PA    Farmer
 Ruth Anna CAREY  Wife    44    NJ   PA   PA
 Jennie CAREY     Dau     19    PA   PA   NJ
 Georgie CAREY    Dau     11    IL   PA   NJ
 

1900 census, , Ward 8, Springfield, District 44, Greene Co., MO; ED 44, sheet 12B;
Street: Heigh Street; house number: 425; hh #252, fam #264?

DAVIS, Wilshire M.  head  Aug 1842  57  IN  KY  KY   md1, 19 yrs., teacher
DAVIS, Jane E.      wife  Dec 1860  39  PA  PA  NJ   md1, 19 yrs.; mother of 5, 4 living
DAVIS, William I.   son   Nov 1885  14  IL  IN  PA   at school
DAVIS, Ruby A.      dau   Mar 1890  10  KS  IN  PA   at school
DAVIS, Ethel M.     dau   May 1895   5  AR  IN  PA   ---
DAVIS, Marion       son   Jun 1898   1  AR  IN  PA

                       or Jan 

1910 census, Norman City, Cleveland Co., OK; ED 31, sheet 5A;
hh #97, fam #103

DAVIS, Willshire M.      head  60  IN  KY  KY  md1 , 30 yrs.  own income
DAVIS, Jane E.           wife  49  PA  PA  NJ  md1 , 30 yrs. mo. 6 ch, 4 living
DAVIS, William I. or J.  son  24  IL  IN  PA  single
DAVIS, Ethel M.          dau  14  AR  IN  PA
DAVIS, Marion            son  11  AR  IN  PA

In same  household, family #104:
Rubin R. Clark   head  46  MO  IN  TN  laborer  md 21 yrs.
Louise Clark     wife  36  MO  TN  IN
Ethel M. Clark   dau   18  MO  MO  MO
Zelma M. Clark   dau    4  MO  MO  MO


+ 4 F    iii. Georganne DAVIS was born on 4 Oct 1845 in Putnam Co., IN 6 and died on 25 Sep 1910 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 64.6
   5 M    iv. Alford DAVIS was born in 1849 and died before 1860.


Generation No. 2


2. Edgar C. DAVIS
  (Nathaniel W.1) was born 26 June 1835 in Fayette Co., IN, and died 11 February 1909 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN.

He married Lora Ann Clark 19 April 1865 in Tippecanoe Co., IN, daughter of Edmund Clark and Margaret Campbell. She was born 3 May 1844
near Stockwell, Tippecanoe Co., IN, and died 11 July 1923 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.

 
 

LORA ANN CLARK DAVIS
as a young girl.  This photo was given to me by a descendant of Lora's brother Lester Clark.

LORA ANN CLARK DAVIS

Notes for Edgar C. Davis:

I received an email a couple of years ago from James Barnes, Professor of History, Wabash College, and he told me that
Edgar Davis and his brother Wilshire briefly attended Wabash College in 1856-57.
1870 census, Lauramie Township, Tippecanoe Co., IN, page 7 / 221;
hh / fam #46: living in the household of Andrew Fielder / Fiddler.

DAVIS, E. C.     35 - m/w - Com. Sch. Teacher  (Common School Teacher) - 3400 / 600 - IN
DAVIS, Lora A.   24 - f/w - Keep house - IN
DAVIS, Elvah      2 - m/w - IN
DAVIS, Infant  9/12   f/w - IN



Indenture Deed Between
Willshire M. Davis of Carroll County, IN
and Edgar C. Davis of Tippecanoe County, IN
September 12, 1877
Tippecanoe County Deed Book 66, Page 581

This Indenture Witnesseth that WILLSHIRE M. DAVIS of Carroll County in the State of Indiana convey and warrant to EDGAR C. DAVIS of Tippecanoe County in the State of Indiana for the sum of four thousand and one hundred dollars the following Real Estate in Tippecanoe County in the State of Indiana to wit: The west half of the north west quarter of section seven (7) township twenty three (23) range four (4) west excepting ten acres conveyed by PETER & JANE CASTER to EDMOND STEELEY, and eight acres conveyed by JAMES M. CASTER to NANCY V. KLEPINGER. Also four acres more or less owned by WILLIAM A. CASTER and FOWLER M. CASTER, containing fifty eight (58) acres more or less. In testimony Whereof, The said WILLSHIRE M. DAVIS has hereunto set his hand and seal, this 12th day of September 1877.

Signed: Willshire M. Davis {seal}

State of Indiana, Tippecanoe County

Before me, E. T. JENKS, a Justice of the Peace in and for said county this 12th day of September 1877, WILLSHIRE M. DAVIS acknowledged the execution of the annexed deed. Witness my hand and Justice seal.

Signed: E. T. Jenks {seal}
Justice of the Peace

A true copy recorded September 18, 1877, 9 A.M. - Wm. Wilgus, Recorder

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Indenture Deed Between
Edgar C. Davis and Lora Ann Davis, his wife, of Tippecanoe County, IN
and Daniel Cradlebaugh, of Seneca County, OH
November 7, 1877
Tippecanoe County Deed Book Book 67, page 193

KNOW all men by these presents that EDGAR C. DAVIS & LORA ANN DAVIS his wife of the county of Tippecanoe in the State of Indiana in consideration of Two thousand three hundred & sixty two dollars & fifty cents $2362.50 to them paid by DANIEL CRADLEBAUGH, of the county of Seneca in the State of Ohio the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged does hereby Grant, Bargain, Sell and Convey to the said DANIEL CRADLEBAUGH his heirs and assigns forever the following lands and tenements situate in the county of Tippecanoe in the State of Indiana bounded and described as follows to wit: The west half of the north west quarter of section seven (7) in township twenty three (23) Range four (4) W. in said county excepting & reserving therefrom ten (10) acres of land heretofore conveyed by PETER & JANE CASTER to EDMUND STEELY and eight (8) acres conveyed by JAMES M. CASTER to NANCY KLIPPINGER and also four (4) acres of land owned by WILLIAM A. CASTER & FOWLER W. CASTER & containing besides said exceptions fifty eight acres of land except one twentieth (1/20) interest owned by WILLIAM A. CASTER heir of W. H. CASTER, and one twelfth interest owned by FOWLER W. CASTER heir of ISAAC CASTER, and all the Estate title and Interest of the said EDGAR C. DAVIS & LORA ANN DAVIS either in law or equity, of, in and to the said premise. Together with all the privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging, and all the rents, issues, and profits thereof: To have and to hold the same to the only proper use of the said DANIEL CRADLEBAUGH & his heirs and assigns forever. And the said EDGAR C. DAVIS & LORA ANN DAVIS for themselves and for their heirs, executors and administrators does hereby covenant with the said DANIEL CRADLEBAUGH his heirs and assigns, that they are the true and lawful owners of the said premises and have full power to convey the same: that the title so conveyed is clear, free and unencumbered; and further that they will Warrant and Defend the same against all claim or claims, of all persons whomsoever, Subject however to two mortgages, on in favor of JAMES A. CASTER & MARY E. CASTER to ANNA G. TEMPLE dated May the 26th 1873 for two hundred dollars; $500.00 with interest thereon at the rate of ten per cent & Attorney fees, and the other one from J.M. & MARY E. CASTER to SOLOMON ROMIG dated May the 18th 1875 for the sum of six hundred dollars $600.00 and interest at ten per cent and attorney fees.

In Witness whereof the said EDGAR C. DAVIS, LORA ANN DAVIS, wife of said EDGAR C. DAVIS, who hereby releases her right, and expectancy of dower in the said premises have hereunto set their hands and seals this Seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven.

Signed sealed and acknowledged }
In Presence of us }
Signed: Edgar C. Davis {seal}
Lory A. Davis {seal}

The State of Indiana}
Tippecanoe County }

Be it remembered that on the seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven before me the subscriber Justice of the Peace personally came EDGAR C. DAVIS and LORA ANN DAVIS his wife, the grantors in the foregoing Deed, and acknowledged the signing and sealing thereof to be their voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. And the said LORA ANN DAVIS wife of the said EDGAR C. DAVIS being examined by me separate and apart from her said husband and the contents of said Deed being by me made known and explained to her as the Statute directs declared that she did voluntarily sign, seal and acknowledge the same and that she is still satisfied therewith as her act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal on the day and year aforesaid.

Signed: G. W. Odell
Justice of the Peace

A true copy recorded December 1st 1877 at 11 o'clock A.M.
Signed: William Wilgus, Recorder
H. A. Korty, Dept

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Obituary for Edgar C. Davis

EDGAR C. DAVIS

 Edgar C. Davis, one of the most prominent citizens of Tippecanoe County, entered into rest at the family residence, one-fourth of a mile south of Odell at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. Davis was one of the most active and useful citizens of the community and will be sadly missed. He was always one of the first citizens of the vicinity to advance any good cause that was of public interest and usefulness. He was always ready to make a sacrifice for the benefit of his family and friends.

Mr. Davis was born in Fayette County, Indiana, June 26, 1835. At an early age he removed to Tippecanoe County, locating near Stockwell, where he was married to Lory A. Clark, daughter of Edmund and Margaret Clark, who were prominent citizens of Lauramie Township, on April 19, 1865. Their union was blessed with six children, five of whom are living, one infant son passing into the sweet fields of heavenly rest in May, 1879. The devoted and bereaved widow and five surviving children are Elvah C. Davis, of Odell; Mrs. Louie Davis, of Wingate; Mrs. Minnie Baugh, of Farmer's Institute; Miss Keltah Davis and Clarence Davis, who reside at the family home. There remains one brother, William Davis, of Oklahoma City, and one sister, Mrs. Georgia Campbell, of Battle Ground, to mourn the loss of their departed brother.

Mr. Davis united with the M.E. church at Odell July 19, 1874, while the Rev. J.H. Claypool was pastor and was received into full membership August 2, 1874. Mr. Davis was always a very liberal contributor to all of the interests of the church and gave with a very willing hand. His loss to the church as a friend and brother will be greatly felt. Friends can call and see the remains after 2 p.m. Saturday. The funeral services will be held at the family residence Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
(source:
Lafayette, Indiana newspaper, edition unknown; February 12, 1909)


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Obituary and Will Transcript for Lora Ann Clark Davis

RESPECTED WOMAN of ODELL EXPIRES AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Mrs. Edgar C. Davis, age 79 years, one of the most highly esteemed women of Tippecanoe county, died at her home at Odell Wednesday night at midnight.  She had been an invalid for several years.  The deceased was born near Stockwell, May 3, 1844.  She was educated at the old Stockwell academy and on April 19, 1865, was united in marriage to the late Edgar C. Davis.  To the union was born six children.  An infant daughter, Elva C. Davis and Mrs. Minnie Baugh, preceded them in death.  The surviving children are Mrs. Lou Sayer, of Wingate; Clarence Davis, of Odell; and Miss Keltah Davis, who resided with her aged mother.  One brother, Lester Clark, Battle Ground, survives.  Mrs. Davis was a refined and cultured woman and for almost fifty years had been a devoted member of the Odell Methodist church.  She was deeply interested in all things for the betterment of the community.  The funeral will be held from the family home Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
(source: Lafayette, Indiana newspaper, issue unknown)

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Will of LORA ANN DAVIS

Tippecanoe County County, Indiana
Made:  3 December 1914
Proved: 4 August 1923

Know all men by these presents that I, LORA A. DAVIS, of Odell, Tippecanoe County and State of Indiana in view of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, at such time as an all wise Providence shall ordain, do hereby declare and subscribe the following as my Will which I desire all men and my children to respect after my decease, to wit:

It is my will that all my debts shall be paid out of what money I may have, on hand, or crops on the farm that belong to me at my decease.

That ELVA C. DAVIS now deceased, but represented by *his oldest child BLANCHE*
[this section marked out and was replaced with the following : his widow JULIA have one stand marked "J" and one linen table cloth marked "J".]

That LOU M. SAYERS, my daughter, shall have a light oak bedroom suit marked "L".

That MINNIE BAUGH, my daughter, shall have a mirror marked "M" and one linen table cloth marked "M".

That CLARENCE DAVIS, my son, shall have a secretary marked "C".

That KELTA GERTRUDE DAVIS, my daughter, shall have all the rest of my house hold goods, fixtures, furniture, stoves, carpets, kitchen furniture and fixtures, china ware, silvir ware, the chickens, the Studebaker Automobile, piano, money on hand, crops on the farm that belong to me after my legal debts are paid.

That all my children shall join in purchasing a suitable monument and placing it in the proper place, on the DAVIS lot, in Wheeler Grove Cemetery, to mark the resting place of Father and Mother, each child bearing their share of the expense, and I direct that my children proceed to execute this will at my decease the same as I could do were I alive.

Having thus provided for all my earthly affairs, I commit my soul to God, and ask the prayers of all the good for his Divine blessings.

In testimony whereof  I have hereunto set my hand and private seal this 3rd day of December 1914.

In presence of John A. Hatt;  George B. Hawthorne

Signed:  Lora A. Davis  {seal}

CODICIL
September 16, 1921

CODICIL to my former disposition of remembrances dated Dec. 3, 1914

One brass framed mirror marked "M" on the other paper for MINNIE BAUGH - I want the same changed from going to MINNIE on account of her death, to go to KELTA DAVIS.

1 table cloth also marked "M" on the other paper for MINNIE BAUGH  I want to go to MINERVA DAVIS.  It is my desire to have CLARENCE my son carry out my wishes on this distribution of remembrances.

Signed: L. A. Davis

Witnesses: George B. Hawthorne;  John P. Hatt;  Geo. E. Baker, M.D.

TRANSCRIPTION of FUNERAL HOME RECORD

Name: Lora A. Davis
Date of Death: July 11, 1923
Place of Death: Attica, Indiana
Time of Death: 12 Midnight
Age at Death: 79 years, 1 month
Sex: Female
Color: White
Date of Birth: May 3, 1844
Place of Birth: Indiana
Marital Status: Widowed
Name of Husband: Edgar Davis
Name of Father: Edwin Clark  (Edmund Clark)
Birthplace of Father: Conn.
Name of Mother: Margaret Campbell
Birthplace of Mother: Indiana
Informant: Mrs. Lou Sayers, Wingate, Indiana
Date of Burial: July 13, 1923
Place of Burial: Wheeler Cemetery



Children from the marriage of Edgar Davis and Lora Ann Clark were:
6 F    i. Unnamed daughter DAVIS was born in 1870-1880 and died as Infant.
+ 7 M    ii. Elvah C. DAVIS was born in Aug 1867 in Tippecanoe Co., IN and died on 9 Sep 1913 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 46.
+ 8 F    iii. Lou M. DAVIS was born on 25 Sep 1869 in Tippecanoe Co., IN and died in Jan 1921, at age 51.
+ 9 F    iv. Keltah DAVIS was born on 16 Jun 1878 and died on 26 Aug 1951, at age 73.
+ 10 F    v. Minnie DAVIS was born in Dec 1880 7 and died on 9 Aug 1921, at age 40.
+ 11 M    vi. Clarence Blaine DAVIS was born on 27 Sep 1882 and died on 15 May 1972, at age 89.
 

4. Georganne DAVIS (Nathaniel W.1) was born on 4 Oct 1845 in Putnam Co., IN 6 and died on 25 Sep 1910 in Battle Ground,
Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 64.6

 
Notes for Georganne Davis:

September 28, 1904 -- A reunion of the Campbell family was held Saturday at Tescumch Trail. Owing to the inclement weather only about forty-two were present. It was a very happy affair some members of the family having not seen each other for thirty years. At 12 o'clock an elegant dinner was served, and it was a happy group that surrounded the festal board. It was the first reunion the family has held and it was decided to meet annuallly. The following officers were elected President Mrs B K Kramer, Lafayette; vice-president, Lester Clark, Battle Ground; junior vice-president Mrs Jerome Dunlap, Battle Ground; secretary, Miss Keltah Davis, Attica; treasurer Mrs Sarah McDole, Stockwell; arrangement comittee, Mr and Mrs E C Davis, Attica; Mr and Mrs Guy Fisher, Battle Ground; Mr and Mrs Leonard Baugh, Shadeland; Mrs W. C. Sayers, Wingate; Miss McDole, Stockwell. As all couldn't be present it was decided to hold another meeting this year at the home of Mrs Sarah McDole, at Stockwell, the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving.
(source: Lafayette, Indiana, newspaper dated, September 28, 1904)


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Obituary for Georganna Davis Campbell

MRS. GEORGIANA CAMPBELL

Mrs. Georgiana Campbell, one of the best known residents of Battle Ground, died yesterday morning at 8 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guy Fisher. She had been ill several years and death was caused by a complication of diseases.

She was born in Putnam County sixty-five years ago and was married forty-five years ago to James Campbell, who died eight years ago. Nearly all her life was spent in the vicinity of Battle Ground and she was a member of the Methodist church there.

She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Jerome Dunlap and Harry Campbell of this city; Mrs. Guy Fisher, of Battle Ground; Mrs. A.R. Abell, of Medaryville, and Mrs. Ettie Johnson, of Elgin, Ill. Mrs. Campbell was blessed with a large circle of friends and was a true Christian woman. The funeral was conducted from the Battle Ground M.E. church this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Wariner officiated and burial was made in the Battle Ground cemetery.

(source: Lafayette, Indiana newspaper, edition unknown.  Date of death: Sept. 1910)


Georganne married James CAMPBELL , son of William CAMPBELL and Evaline WICKERSHAM , on 20 Mar 1866 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.
James was born in 1846, died on 14 Mar 1903 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 57, and was buried in Battle Ground Cemetery,
Battle Ground, Tippecanoe Co., IN.


1870 census, Lauramie twp., Tippecanoe Co., IN, pg. 41

James CAMPBELL     23  IN  Farmer Georgia CAMPBELL   23  IN
Nellie M. CAMPBELL  2  IN
Alice C. CAMPBELL   1  IN

Above James on the same page were William and Evaline Campbell, both age 48, William born in OH
and Evaline in IN.


1880 census: Jackson twp., Tippecanoe, IN pg 492B

James CAMPBELL    Self   M/W  34   IN  OH  OH  Farmer
George CAMPBELL   Wife   F/W  34   IN  KY  KY  Keep House
Nellie CAMPBELL   Dau    F/W  13   IN  IN  IN
Alice CAMPBELL    Dau    F/W  10   IN  IN  IN
Jessie CAMPBELL   Dau    F/W   5   IN  IN  IN
Sherman CAMPBELL  Son    M/W  7mo  IN  IN  IN



Obituary for James Campbell

THE DEATH OF JAMES W CAMPBELL -- At his home in Battle Ground Monday morning James W Campbell died of a complication of diseases. He was 58 years old and was reared in Lauramie township. He was a farmer by occupation and followed that calling until about a year ago, when he moved from a farm in Tippecanoe township to Battle Ground. He leaves a widow and six children. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Andrew Campbell, of Clark's Hill; William Campbell, of Medford, Oklahoma,; Mrs Peirce McDole, of Stockwell; Mrs George Parvis, of Clark's Hill; Mrs Rachel Ward, of Medford, Oklahoma; Mrs Charles Jacobs, of Chicago and Mrs Benjamin Smith, of Colfax. Mr Campbell was a member of Battle Ground Lodge No 313, F and A M and of Tippecanoe Lodge No. 659, IOOF. Mr Campbell was well known, highly respected and was a devoted husband and father.
(
Lafayette, Indiana newspaper, dated March 14, 1903)

Children from this marriage were:

+ 12 M    i. Sherman CAMPBELL was born on 3 Nov 1879 in Tippecanoe Co., IN,8 died in 1948, at age 69, and was buried in Battle Ground Cem.,
 Tippecanoe Co., IN.

+ 13 F    ii. Nellie A. CAMPBELL was born in Aug 1867 in Tippecanoe Co, IN and died 

+ 14 F    iii. Alice CAMPBELL was born in 1869 in Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 30 Dec 1940 in Battle Ground Cem., Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 71,
 and was buried in Battle Ground Cem., Tippecanoe Co., IN.

+ 15 F    iv. Jessie E. CAMPBELL was born in Nov 1875 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe Co., IN and died after 1930.



Generation No. 3


7. Elvah C. DAVIS
(Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born in Aug 1867 in Tippecanoe Co., IN and died on 9 Sep 1913 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 46.

Elvah married Julia Knox SAYERS , daughter of Alexander Thompson SAYERS and Caroline CARTER , on 24 Apr 1892 in Fountain Co., IN.
Julia was born on 2 Jul 1868 in Fountain Co., IN and died on 12 Jul 1934 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 66.
 
Elvah C. Davis 
(1867-1913)
son of Edgar C. Davis and
Lora Ann Clark.  Elvah was a farmer in Odell, Indiana.
Julia Knox Sayers Davis
(1868-1934) 
daughter of 
Alexander Thompson Sayers and Caroline Carter. 


TRUSTEE IS NAMED
Elvah C. Davis Succeeds Stephen Beaver in Jackson Township

Elvah C. Davis has been appointed trustee of Jackson township to succeed Stephen Beaver, who resigned the first of the year.  John Cutrell was named to succeed Mr. Beaver, but declined to serve.  Mr. Davis will serve two years.  He is a successful farmer, a good business man and is one of the leading and honored citizens of Jackson township.  He will enter upon his duties at once.

Source: A Lafayette, Indiana newspaper, edition unknown, date January 14, 1913.


SUDDEN DEATH

The Odell neighborhood and this community were shocked Wednesday evening when the word reached here about 8 o'clock that Elva C. Davis, living one mile west of Odell had died very suddenly. Mr. Davis had not been well for about a year or more with a complication of heart trouble and dropsy and two months ago his death was hourly expected. For some time he had been much better although confined to the home most of the time. The day of his death he felt much better and arose very early riding over to the corner with his son Vinton on his way here to school. After a time he returned home only remaining a short time then went to a house in the course of construction about 40 rods from his own home. Twice during the day he was at this place watching the workmen. He also rode out with his brother to look at a clover field.

In the evening he was so much better his daughter Blanche decided to spend the night with Mr. Clarkson's two miles north of Odell, as they had been coaxing her to come.  She went in their auto and Mr. Davis again went to the corner with her returning home with his son as he was returning from school.  On his arrival home he walked out to a patch where his wife was digging potatoes for supper followed her back to the house joked over what he wanted for supper and talked awhile then went to the barn where his son was feeding and followed him around.  He had formed a habit of following the family about their work in this manner.

Returning to the house he talked to his mother for some time over the telephone finally calling his wife to the phone. Mrs. Davis jokingly remarked "she did not know as there was anything left to say as they had talked it all up." After she was through talking she noticed Mr. Davis was lying down and went about her supper again. In a few minutes a young man, Mr. Swadley, came in to talk over a little business with Mr. Davis and she asked him to go into the sitting room to him as he was resting. The men talked awhile and after a time she called him to supper.  Calling the second and third time and getting no answer she became alarmed and remembered a peculiar noise she had heard a few minutes before. Going into the room Mr. Swadley remarked that Mr. Davis had fallen asleep he guessed. He was lying with an arm over his face but she saw at once something was wrong and raising him up began working with him. Failing in her attempt to rouse him she ran to the phone and called help and the doctor who happened to be near was soon on the scene. But Mr. Davis was beyond help. The news spread quickly and the house was soon full of sympathizing neighbors and friends ready to tender every assistance possible. The shock to his mother who is not well and his sister, Mrs. W. C. Sayers who is sick at her home in Wingate, was very great and the mother was in a serious condition all night.

Mr. Davis was appointed trustee of Jackson township, Tippecanoe Co., on the resignation of the old trustee and his untimely death leaves this office vacant again. Mr. Davis was 46 years old.  He was a son of the late Edgar C. Davis and his wife is a daughter of Alexander Sayers, two of the most prominent farmers of the Odell neighborhood and his death will be felt by the entire community. He is survived by the widow and four children.

The funeral was held this morning at 10:30 conducted by Rev. G. W. Switzer of Lafayette, assisted by the regular pastor, Rev. Kevan.

A Coroner's Inquest was performed due to the sudden death of Elvah Davis and the following physical description was given by the undertaker:
        Color of hair: Sandy
        Color of eyes: Dark
        Height: 5 ft.
        Weight: 160 lbs.
        Age: 46 years



Lafayette Journal and Courier, July 12, 1934
Lafayette, Indiana

MRS. JULIA DAVIS IS DEAD AT ODELL
     Mrs. Julia (Sayers) Davis, 66, widow of Elvah Davis, and a life-long resident of the Odell community, died Thursday night at 6:15 o'clock at her home there after an illness of several months. Mrs. Davis was married April 24, 1892, and her husband died in 1913. She was a member of the Jackson Heights M.E. church. Surviving are four children, Mrs. Blanche Taylor, Vinton, Elvah and Dean Davis, all of Odell; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Meharry, of Shawnee Mound; three brothers, William Sayers, of Wingate; Robert Sayers, of Lafayette; and Samuel Sayers, of Greencastle and nine grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, with Rev. C.C. Pearce officiating. Burial in Salem Cemetery, west of Odell.


Children from this marriage were:
+ 16 F    i. Blanche Sayers DAVIS was born on 3 Apr 1893 in Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 8 May 1945 in Mayo Clinic-Rochester, MN, at age 52, and was buried in West Point Cem., West Point, Tippecanoe Co., IN.
+ 17 M    ii. Robert Vinton DAVIS was born on 15 Oct 1896 in Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 14 Apr 1978, at age 81, and was buried in Salem Cemetery, Maysville, Fountain Co., IN.
+ 18 M    iii. Elvah Carter DAVIS was born on 18 Nov 1900 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 29 Sep 1975 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 74, and was buried in Tippecanoe Memorial Garden, Tippecanoe Co.
+ 19 M    iv. Alexander Dean DAVIS was born on 21 Jun 1904 in Tippecanoe Co., IN and died in Oct 1971 in Monticello, White Co., IN, at age 67.9
 

8. Lou M. DAVIS (Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 25 Sep 1869 in Tippecanoe Co., IN and died in Jan 1921, at age 51.
Lou married William Cecil SAYERS , son of Alexander Thompson SAYERS and Caroline CARTER , on 23 Apr 1893 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.
William was born on 13 Mar 1870 in Davis Twp., Tippecanoe Co., IN and died on 3 Oct 1914, at age 44.
 
Children from this marriage were:
+ 20 F    i. Gladys Davis SAYERS was born on 27 Apr 1895 in Tippecanoe Co., IN and died on 10 Aug 1977, at age 82.
+ 21 F    ii. Ruth Marie SAYERS was born on 24 Sep 1896 in Richland Twp., Fountain Co., IN and died on 26 Feb 1953, at age 56.
+ 22 F    iii. Goldie Geyer SAYERS was born on 28 Mar 1898 in Jackson Twp., Tippecanoe Co., IN and died on an unknown date.
+ 23 F    iv. Bernice Gertrude SAYERS was born on 25 Dec 1899 in Indiana, died on 10 Sep 1947, at age 47, and was buried in
Springvale Cemetery, Tippecanoe Co., IN.

 
9. Keltah DAVIS (Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 16 Jun 1878 and died on 26 Aug 1951, at age 73.
Keltah married Harry L. TABER on 6 Jan 1925 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.

 
10. Minnie DAVIS (Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born in Dec 1880 7 and died on 9 Aug 1921, at age 40.
Minnie married Leonard BAUGH on 21 Mar 1900 in Tippecanoe Co., IN. Leonard was born on 8 Feb 1879 in Indiana 8 and died in 1948, at age 69.

 
11. Clarence Blaine DAVIS (Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 27 Sep 1882 and died on 15 May 1972, at age 89.

Notes: The physical description of Clarence Blaine Davis given on his W W I Draft Registration Card, states that he was 5'8" tall,
 medium build, gray eyes and brown hair. He was living in at Rt. 2 Attica, Fountain Co., at the time he registered for the Draft.

Clarence married Mildred Katherine"Kate" MILLS ,13 daughter of Samuel Neville MILLS and Mary Caroline LEIGHTY , on 18 Feb 1903 in
Fountain Co., IN.   Mildred was born on 13 Jun 1884 14 and died on 19 Jul 1964, at age 80.14

 

Clarence married Minerva FOSTER on 10 Dec 1911 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.
 
Children from this marriage were:
+ 24 M    i. Clarence DAVIS Jr. was born on 20 Oct 1915 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.11  and died on 17 Jan 1977.
+ 25 F    ii. Mary DAVIS was born on 9 Jan 1917 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.12
 
12. Sherman CAMPBELL (Georganne DAVIS4, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 3 Nov 1879 in Tippecanoe Co., IN,8 died in 1948, at age 69, and was
buried in Battle Ground Cem., Tippecanoe Co., IN.
Sherman married Lora Frances MARINE on 9 Dec 1903 in Tippecanoe Co., IN. Lora was born in 1880, died in 1962, at age 82, and was
buried in Battle Ground Cem., Tippecanoe Co., IN.
 
Children from this marriage were:
   26 F    i. Vera CAMPBELL was born in 1906 in Indiana.
   27 M    ii. James CAMPBELL was born in 1909 in Indiana.
Notes: Tippecanoe Co. IN Birth Rec. index:
Campbell James M, Fa. Sherman, Mo. Lora Marine M W May 5 1909 S-7 44

Note: info found on the above child from Rootsweb WC: ID: I2390

Name: James Maurcie CAMPBELL
Sex: M - Birth: 5 MAY 1909 in Battle Ground,Tippecanoe Co.,Indiana
Death: 6 MAR 1990 in Lake Worth,Palm Beach Co.,Florida
Burial: Battle Ground Cemetery,Battle Ground, Indiana
 

28 M    iii. Charles CAMPBELL was born on 18 May 1923 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 18 May 1923 in Battle Ground,
Tippecanoe Co., IN, and was buried in Battle Ground Cem., Tippecanoe Co., IN.


13. Nellie A. CAMPBELL (Georganne DAVIS4, Nathaniel W.1) was born in Aug 1867 in Tippecanoe Co, IN.

Nellie married Jerome DUNLAP on 23 Aug 1893 in Tippecanoe Co, IN. Jerome was born in Feb 1866, died on 14 Jan 1927, at age 60, and was
buried in Battle Ground Cem., Tippecanoe Co., IN.
14. Alice CAMPBELL (Georganne DAVIS4, Nathaniel W.1) was born in 1869 in Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 30 Dec 1940 in Battle Ground Cem.,
Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 71, and was buried in Battle Ground Cem., Tippecanoe Co., IN.
Alice married Guy W. FISHER on 14 Jul 1887 in Tippecanoe Co., IN. Guy was born in 1867, died in 1944 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe Co., IN,
at age 77, and was buried in Battle Ground Cem., Tippecanoe Co., IN.
 
Children from this marriage were:
   29 M    i. David C. FISHER was born on 16 Sep 1894 in Battle Ground, IN,15 died on 11 Jan 1919 in Battle Ground, IN, at age 24,15 and was
buried in Battle Ground Cem., Tippecanoe Co., IN.
He never married.
+ 30 M    ii. J. Ralph FISHER was born in Mar 1890 in Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 4 May 1965, at age 75, and was buried in Battle Ground Cem.,
Tippecanoe Co., IN.

+ 31 M    iii. Thomas R. FISHER was born on 15 Jan 1892 in Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 27 Oct 1979, at age 87, and was buried in Battle Ground Cem., Tippecanoe Co., IN.

+ 32 F    iv. Lossie L. FISHER was born in Nov 1888 in Indiana 16 and died on an unknown date.

   33 M    v. John B. FISHER was born in Apr 1893 in Tippecanoe Co., IN and died on an unknown date.

+ 34 M    vi. Theodore C. FISHER was born on 6 May 1901 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 21 Apr 1974, at age 72, and was buried
in Battle Ground Cem., Tippecanoe Co., IN.

   35 M    vii. Donald Dean FISHER was born on 12 Aug 1898 in Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 22 Aug 1949, at age 51, and was buried in
Battle Ground Cem., Tippecanoe Co., IN.

 

15. Jessie E. CAMPBELL (Georganne DAVIS4, Nathaniel W.1) was born in Nov 1875 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe Co., IN and died after 1930.
Jessie married Almon ABELL on 25 Sep 1895 in Tippecanoe Co, IN. Almon was born in Jul 1871 in Indiana and died after 1930 in Jasper Co., IN?.
Notes:In 1900 census, Tippecanoe Twp. Tippecanoe Co., IN
Battle Ground City, ED 111, sheet 1B
 
Children from this marriage were:
   36 M    i. Orville ABELL was born in Jan 1897 in Indiana and died on an unknown date.

   37 F    ii. Mary Ann ABELL was born in Oct 1899 in Indiana.

   38 F    iii. Evelyn ABELL was born in 1906 in Indiana and died on an unknown date in Unknown.

   39 M    iv. Charles ABELL was born on 28 Sep 1911 in Jasper Co., IN and died on an unknown date.

   40 F    v. Hellen ABELL was born in 1912 in Indiana and died on an unknown date.

   41 F    vi. Nell ABELL was born on 29 Mar 1913 in Jasper Co., IN and died on an unknown date.


Generation No. 4


16. Blanche Sayers DAVIS
(Elvah C.7, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 3 Apr 1893 in Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 8 May 1945 in
Mayo Clinic-Rochester, MN, at age 52, and was buried in West Point Cem., West Point, Tippecanoe Co., IN.

Blanche married Lloyd Leslie TAYLOR , son of Alonzo TAYLOR Jr. and Jennie May DUNCAN, on 8 Mar 1921. Lloyd was born on
10 Apr 1890, died in Jul 1967 in Attica, Fountain Co., IN, at age 77, and was buried in West Point Cem., West Point, Tippecanoe Co., IN.
 
Children from this marriage were:
+ 42 M    i. Lloyd Leslie TAYLOR was born on 14 Jul 1922 and died on an unknown date.

+ 43 F    ii. Dorothy Belle TAYLOR was born on 25 Feb 1928 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN and died on 30 Sep 2003 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN, at age 75.
 

17. Robert Vinton DAVIS (Elvah C.7, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 15 Oct 1896 in Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 14 Apr 1978, at age 81,
and was
buried in Salem Cemetery, Maysville, Fountain Co., IN.
Robert married Gladys May MITCHELL on 31 May 1916. Gladys was born on 9 Jul 1899, died on 28 Jul 1966, at age 67, and was buried
in Salem Cemetery, Maysville, Fountain Co., IN.
Children from this marriage were:

+ 44 F    i. Virginia Ellen DAVIS was born on 12 Jun 1917 and died on 3 Jul 1953, at age 36.

+ 45 M    ii. Robert Vinton DAVIS Jr. was born on 23 Nov 1918, died on 30 Apr 1966, at age 47, and was buried in West Point Cem., West Point,
Tippecanoe Co., IN.

   46 M    iii. Lewis Eugene DAVIS was born on 31 Jan 1922 17 and died on 18 Feb 1922.17

 
18. Elvah Carter DAVIS (Elvah C.7, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 18 Nov 1900 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN,
died on 29 Sep 1975 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 74, and was buried in Tippecanoe Memorial Garden, Tippecanoe Co.

Elvah married Thelma Evelyn HAWKINS , daughter of Walter Charles HAWKINS and Goldie Ellen GATES, on
10 Mar 1920 in Tippecanoe Co., IN. Thelma was born on 1 Jun 1903 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 4 Apr 1995
in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 91, and was buried in Tippecanoe Memorial Garden, Tippecanoe Co.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 40 F    i. June Eileen DAVIS was born on 20 Mar 1920 in Odell, IN and died on 13 Apr 1979 in Chicago, IL, at age 59.
+ 41 F    ii. Betty Lorene DAVIS was born on 3 Aug 1922 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN,16 died on 28 Mar 1986 in
Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 63,17 and was buried on 31 Mar 1986 in Battle Ground Cemetery, Battle Ground, IN.18
+ 42 F    iii. Maxine Rosanna DAVIS was born on 8 Jan 1925 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 19 Dec 1979 in
Lafayette, IN, at age 54, and was buried in Tippecanoe Memory Garden, Tippecanoe Co.
+ 43 F    iv. Shirley Ann DAVIS was born on 10 Jan 1931 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN and died on 26 Oct 1993 in
Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 62.

Lafayette Journal and Courier, exact date unknown.
Lafayette, Indiana

ELVAH C. DAVIS
ODELL - Elvah C. Davis, 74, a life resident of Odell, was dead on arrival at Home Hospital at 2:14 p.m. Monday.  He had been in failing health for several years.

He was born near Odell and lived his life here.  He was married in 1920 at Lafayette to Thelma E. Hawkins, who survivies.

Mr. Davis was a self-employed painter and interior decorator.  He was a member of Jackson Heights United Methodist Church.

Surviving with the widow are four daugthers, Mrs. Arthur (June) Firkins, of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Joe (Betty) Watkins of Lafayette, Mrs. Maxine Lanze of Odell, and Mrs. Alvin (Shirley) DIenhart of West Lafayette and one brother, Vinton Davis of Odell.



The Lafayette Leader, April 14, 1995

Lafayette, Indiana

THELMA E. DAVIS, 91, died April 4 in her home at 131 Peacock Ave., West Lafayette.

Born June 1, 1903, in Tippecanoe County, she was the daughter of Walter C. and Goldie E. Gates Hawkins, and a descendant of Levi Hawkins, a Tippecanoe pioneer and one of the founders of Farmer's Institute. She attended Jackson Township High School.

She was married March 10, 1920, to Elvah Carter Davis, and he died September 29, 1975. They lived all their married life in Odell, where she devoted her life to making a home for her husband and four daughters. Besides her husband, all four of their daughters, June Firkens, Betty Watkins, Maxine Lanze and Shirley Dienhart, preceded her in death.

She leaves 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren to mourn her loss.

Private service was held with the entombment in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Soller-Baker funeral directors in charge




19. Alexander Dean DAVIS (Elvah C.7, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 21 Jun 1904 in Tippecanoe Co., IN and died in Oct 1971 in Monticello, White Co., IN, at age 67.9
Alexander married Beaulah CLEVIDENCE on 21 Jun 1928 in Tippecanoe Co., IN. Beaulah was born on 22 Feb 1905 and died on 24 Sep 1955, at age 50.
 
Children from this marriage were:
+ 44 M    i. Robert Dean DAVIS was born on 21 Dec 1930 and died on an unknown date.
 
20. Gladys Davis SAYERS (Lou M. DAVIS8, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 27 Apr 1895 in Tippecanoe Co., IN and died on
10 Aug 1977, at age 82.
Notes:From A Genealogy of the Sayer Family in America - 10 Generations by Opal Bratton Barnard: They reside on a farm near
Wingate, Indiana.
Gladys married Edgar E. WILSON , son of John E. WILSON and Leah NICKLIN , on 8 Mar 1917. Edgar was born on 8 Mar 1896 near
Sugar Grove, Jackson Twp., Tippecanoe Co., IN and died on 28 Apr 1978, at age 82.
Notes: Living in Coal Creek Township, Montgomery Co., IN in 1930.
 
Children from this marriage were:
+ 45 M    i. Donald Kenneth WILSON was born about 1922 in Indiana.
   46 F    ii. Ruth Irene WILSON was born about 1926 in Indiana.
Notes:Age 3 in the 1930 census.
   47 M    iii. Richard Byron WILSON was born after 1930.
   48 F    iv. Barbara Jean WILSON was born after 1930.
   49 F    v. Mary Jane WILSON was born after 1930.
 
21. Ruth Marie SAYERS (Lou M. DAVIS8, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 24 Sep 1896 in Richland Twp., Fountain Co., IN and died on
26 Feb 1953, at age 56.
Ruth married Paul Gaddis RILEY , son of Henry Clay RILEY and Mamie GADDIS , on 28 Nov 1917 in Tippecanoe Co., IN. Paul was
born on 10 Aug 1894 in Parke Co., IN and died on 25 Dec 1940 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 46.
Notes: From A Genealogy of the Sayer Family in America - 10 Generations by Opal Bratton Barnard:  "Paul graduated from Purdue
in 1917 and was a member of the Purdue Poultry Department for a number of years. He served as a 1st Lieut. in the aviation signal
corps in WW I."

1920 census, Center Twp., Starke Co., IN, ED 28, sheet 1B:

RILEY, Paul G. - head - 25 - IN - IN - IN
RILEY, Ruth S. - wife - 23 - IN - IN - IN
RILEY, Mary L. - dau. - 6/12 - IN - IN - IN

 
Children from this marriage were:
   50 F    i. Mary Louise RILEY was born about Jun 1919 in Knox Co., IN?.
+ 51 M    ii. Robert Gaddis RILEY was born in 1920 and died in 1981 in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 61.
   52 F    iii. Virginia Lou RILEY .
 
22. Goldie Geyer SAYERS (Lou M. DAVIS8, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 28 Mar 1898 in Jackson Twp., Tippecanoe Co., IN and
 died on an unknown date.
Notes:From A Genealogy of the Sayer Family in America - 10 Generations by Opal Bratton Barnard:  "They live at Waynetown, Indiana,
where Glenn is a contractor."
Goldie married Glenn Eldredge FINE , son of William Everett FINE and Buena Vista POWERS, on 30 Jun 1917. Glenn was born
 on 6 Sep 1896 and died on 4 Feb 1955, at age 58.
 
Children from this marriage were:
+ 53 M    i. William Elredge FINE was born on 3 Jun 1918 and died on 24 Apr 1977, at age 58.
+ 54 F    ii. Helen Louise FINE was born July or Aug 1919 and died on an unknown date.
+ 55 M    iii. Donald Lee FINE was born on 15 Apr 1936.
 
23. Bernice Gertrude SAYERS (Lou M. DAVIS8, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 25 Dec 1899 in Indiana, died on 10 Sep 1947, at age 47, and was buried in Springvale Cemetery, Tippecanoe Co., IN.
Bernice married Francis B PARKER Jr. on 12 May 1929 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.10 Francis was born on 18 Apr 1897 10 and died on 7 Jan 1981, at age 83.
 
Children from this marriage were:
   56 F    i. Nancy Joan PARKER was born after 1930.
 
24. Clarence DAVIS Jr. (Clarence Blaine11, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 20 Oct 1915 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.11
Clarence married Norma KERR .
 
25. Mary DAVIS (Clarence Blaine11, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 9 Jan 1917 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.12
Mary married Charles MUGG .


Generation No. 5


35. Lloyd Leslie TAYLOR
(Blanche Sayers DAVIS16, Elvah C.7, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 14 Jul 1922 and died on an unknown date.

Lloyd married Marjorie SCHULTZ on 19 Apr 1941. Marjorie was born in Aug 1921, died on 15 Nov 1986, at age 65, and was buried in West Point Cem., West Point, Tippecanoe Co., IN.
 
Children from this marriage were:
+ 57 F    i. Carol Lee TAYLOR was born - private, living.
+ 58 M    ii. Thomas Dean TAYLOR was born - private, living.
 
36. Dorothy Belle TAYLOR (Blanche Sayers DAVIS16, Elvah C.7, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 25 Feb 1928 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN and died on 30 Sep 2003 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN, at age 75.
Dorothy married John MORGAN , son of Ralph MORGAN and Juanita YOUNG , on 10 Oct 1947 in Spencer, IN.
 
Children from this marriage were:
+ 59 F    i. Blanche Esther MORGAN
+ 60 F    ii. Linda Kay MORGAN .
 
37. Virginia Ellen DAVIS (Robert Vinton17, Elvah C.7, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 12 Jun 1917 and died on 3 Jul 1953, at age 36.
Virginia married Samuel Lawson BROWN on 3 Jan 1941 in Tippecanoe Co, IN. Samuel was born on 21 Jan 1917 and died on 19 Nov 1951, at age 34.
 
Children from this marriage were:
   61 M    i. Donald Frederick BROWN was born on 8 Aug 1943 and died on 23 May 1963, at age 19.
+ 62 F    ii. Linda Jean BROWN
 
38. Robert Vinton DAVIS Jr. (Robert Vinton17, Elvah C.7, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 23 Nov 1918, died on 30 Apr 1966, at age 47, and was buried in West Point Cem., West Point, Tippecanoe Co., IN.
Robert married Ida Elizabeth SWANK
 
Children from this marriage were:
+ 63 F    i. Barbara DAVIS .
+ 64 M    ii. Reva DAVIS .
+ 65 F    iii. Jean K. DAVIS was born on 15 Oct 1947 and died on 17 Jul 1985, at age 37.
+ 66 F    iv. Janet DAVIS .
   67 M    v. Hal Robert DAVIS .
+ 68 F    vi. Brenda DAVIS .
+ 69 F    vii. Susane DAVIS .
 
40. June Eileen DAVIS (Elvah Carter18, Elvah C.7, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 20 Mar 1920 in Odell, IN and died on 13 Apr 1979 in Chicago, IL, at age 59.
June married Arthur FIRKENS on 23 Apr 1938 in Tippecanoe Co., IN. Arthur was born on 4 Sep 1916 in Romney, Tippecanoe Co., IN and died on 20 Nov 1975 in Chicago, IL, at age 59.
 
Children from this marriage were:
   70 M    i. Donald Lee FIRKENS was born on 23 Apr 1938.
   71 F    ii. Linda FIRKENS was born on 11 Feb 1940.
   72 F    iii. Sandra Carol FIRKENS
   73 M    iv. Max FIRKENS was born on an unknown date.
 
41. Betty Lorene DAVIS (Elvah Carter18, Elvah C.7, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 3 Aug 1922 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN,16 died on 28 Mar 1986 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 63,17 and was buried on 31 Mar 1986 in Battle Ground Cemetery, Battle Ground, IN.18
Betty married Frank B. MAHLMAN on 8 Oct 1942 in Kokomo, Howard Co., IN.  The marriage ended in divorce.
Betty married Joseph "Joe" Lewis WATKINS , son of Lewis Napoleon WATKINS and Ethel John DOWNS , on 23 Jun 1944 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.19 Joseph was born on   - private, living - in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN.21
 
Children from this marriage were:
+ 74 M    i. Terry Joe "Bear" WATKINS was born on 8 Jan 1945 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN 22 and died on 24 Dec 2003 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 58.
+ 75 M    ii. Roger Alan WATKINS was born  - private, living.
+ 76 F    iii. Adina Sue WATKINS was born  - private, living.
 
42. Maxine Rosanna DAVIS (Elvah Carter18, Elvah C.7, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 8 Jan 1925 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN, died on 19 Dec 1979 in Lafayette, IN, at age 54, and was buried in Tippecanoe Memory Garden, Tippecanoe Co.
Maxine married Harold GRANT about 1943 in Howard Co., In?. The marriage ended in divorce. Harold was born on an unknown date in Kokomo, Howard Co., IN.

Note: Her name is listed as Rosanna Maxine in the book, A Genealogy of the Sayer Family in America - 10 Generations by Opal Bratton Barnard.

 
Children from this marriage were:
   77 M    i. Ronald GRANT was born  - private, living.
+ 78 F    ii. Judith Ann GRANT was born  - private, living.
Maxine married Paul Wayne LANZE on 15 Jun 1965 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.20 Paul was born in Bethlehem, PA.
 
43. Shirley Ann DAVIS (Elvah Carter18, Elvah C.7, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 10 Jan 1931 in Odell, Tippecanoe Co., IN and died on 26 Oct 1993 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 62.
Shirley married Alvin Paul DIENHART on 13 Aug 1949 in Tippecanoe Co., IN. Alvin was born  - private, living.
Alvin P. Dienhart

Newburgh, Ind.

Alvin P. Dienhart, 88, of Newburgh, passed away Friday December 12, 2014, at his home surrounded by his daughters, who loved and adored him. He was born October 27, 1926, in West Lafayette, Ind., to the late Anthony and Esther (Humphrey) Dienhart.

Alvin designed and built Par View Golf Course in West Lafayette. He was the youngest greens keeper in Indiana. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in the Pacific During World War II.

Alvin was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley; second wife Eileen; sisters, Dorothy Zimmerman and Evelyn Frager; and brother, Ralph Dienhart.

He is survived by his daughters, Jovonna TenBarge (James Michael) and Rhonda Ryan; seven grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.

A Celebration of Life will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at Crossroads Christian Church, 10800 Lincoln Ave, Newburgh, IN 47630, (in the chapel) with Military Honors to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Christian Church, 10800 Lincoln Ave, Newburgh, IN 47630, or Retired Veterans Memorial Club 110 N Wabash Ave, Evansville, IN 47712
 


Children from this marriage were:
+ 79 F    i. Rhonda Shirleen DIENHART was born  - private, living.
+ 80 F    ii. Jovanna DIENHART was born  - private, living.


 
44. Robert Dean DAVIS (Alexander Dean19, Elvah C.7, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 21 Dec 1930 and died on an unknown date.
Robert married Patricia MILLER
 
Children from this marriage were:
   81 F    i. Kimberly Kay DAVIS .
 
45. Donald Kenneth WILSON (Gladys Davis SAYERS20, Lou M. DAVIS8, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born about 1922 in Indiana.
Donald married Patricia O'NEILL .
 
Children from this marriage were:
   82 M    i. Neal Allen WILSON - private, living.
 
51. Robert Gaddis RILEY (Ruth Marie SAYERS21, Lou M. DAVIS8, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born in 1920 and died in 1981 in West Lafayette,
Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 61.
Robert married ______ KLINE .
 
53. William Elredge FINE (Goldie Geyer SAYERS22, Lou M. DAVIS8, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 3 Jun 1918 and died on 24 Apr 1977,
at age 58.
Notes: From A Genealogy of the Sayer Family in America - 10 Generations by Opal Bratton Barnard: William was in W W II for 5 years and
attained the rank of Major in the Quartermaster Station. He resides at Indianapolis, Indiana, and is an employee of an architectural firm.
William married Evelyn Aileen BREWER , daughter of Clyde BREWER and Unknown
 
54. Helen Louise FINE (Goldie Geyer SAYERS22, Lou M. DAVIS8, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born July or Aug 1919 and died on an unknown date.
Notes: From A Genealogy of the Sayer Family in America - 10 Generations by Opal Bratton Barnard: They reside at 221 Plymouth Street, Bremen,
Indiana.
Helen married Leonard Davis GOODING , son of Alonzo GOODING and Myrtle DAVIS , on 11 Sep 1938. Leonard was born on 23 May 1915
and died on an unknown date.
 
Children from this marriage were:
   83 F    i. Connie Sue DAVIS was born on an unknown date.
 
55. Donald Lee FINE (Goldie Geyer SAYERS22, Lou M. DAVIS8, Edgar C.2, Nathaniel W.1) was born on 15 Apr 1936.
Donald married Juanita HUDSON .


Sources

1. 1860 Census Record-Tippecanoe Co., IN.

2. Indiana State Library.

3. Bradshaw Funeral Home Records.

4. Tippecanoe Co., IN Marriage Records.

5. 1860 Census Records-Tippecanoe Co., IN.

6. Obituary-Lafayette Newspaper.

7. 1900 census, Union Twp., Tippecanoe Co., IN, pg. 269a.

8. W W I Draft Registration Card.

9. SSDI.

10. Tippecanoe Co., IN WPA Marriage Index 1921-1941, Vol. 2 L-Z.

11. Tippecanoe Co., IN Birth Record Bk. S-8, pg. 47 (WPA index).

12. Tippecanoe Co., IN Birth Record Bk. S- (WPA index).

13. 1900 Indiana Census, Fountain Co., IN, Davis Twp..

14. Dorothy Olson, 1999.

15. Opal Bratton Barnard.

16. Carroll Co., IN Marriage Records.

17. Tippecanoe Co., IN Death Records.

18. Hippensteel Funeral Hm. Records, Lafayette.

19. Carroll Co., IN Marriage Rec 22 pg 483.

20. Tippecanoe Co. Marriage Rec. Bk 84, pg 161.

21. Lafayette, IN Birth Records Bk CH-10 Pg 4.

22. Lafayette, IN Birth Records.

23. Tippecanoe Co. Mrg. Rec. 81, pg. 460.

24. Tippecanoe Co. Marriage Rec. Bk. 82 pg.533.


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