Obituaries - Davis
DAVIES, MARY ANN
(wife of DAVID D. DAVIES)
d. August 23, 1870
See Thomas-Davies Family Chart in Chapter 5.
DAVIS, AGGIE TENNANT
(daughter of JOHN and SARAH DAVIS)
b. September 1862
d. August 16, 1938
“Miss Agnes Tennant Davis, 37 Broadway, died at her home this morning. She was the daughter of the late former Postmaster John Davis and Sarah (Tennant) Davis and had been ill 3 years. Miss Davis taught in the public schools at Borden Mine, Zihlman and Beall High, her service covering 50 years, retiring six years ago . She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Ladies Guild and the Missionary Society, and of McKinley Chapter No. 12, Order of the Eastern Star, Cumberland.
Surviving are two brothers, John Alexander and James S. Davis, with whom she lived.” [CET 8-17-1938, p. 9]
“Final rites for Miss Agnes T. Davis, retired school teacher, were conducted from the family home, Broadway, Friday afternoon by Rev. Walter V. Simon, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, assisted by Rev. William D. Rees [sic], pastor of Mount Zion Welsh Baptist Memorial Church. The service was preceded by the ritualistic service by McKinley Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Cumberland.
The pallbearers were Harry Shupe, James Close, Henry Lehr, Harry Hill, Upton B.F. Edwards and Virgil Nixon.
Out-of-town people here included: Mrs. Nettie Dellshimer, Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. Marion Patterson, Rayland, Ohio; Mrs. George Smith, Pittsburgh; Mr. and Mrs. Levi Anthony, Irwin, Pa.; Miss Bess Percy, Mr. and Mrs. William Percy and son, Junior; Mrs. Ray Addis, Connelsville, Pa. and Mrs. Harry Porter, Scottsdale, Pa.” [CET 8-21-1938, p. 7]
Miss Davis was possibly an officer of Mountain Spring Lodge of Good Templars, No. 12 (first term) in 1881 [Scharf, p. 1493].
d. November 8/23?, 1874
“Died. In Frostburg, at noon on Sunday, 8th inst., David Davis, aged 21 years. He was a native of Wales. His funeral occurred on Monday and was largely attended by sorrowing friends, among whom were full processions of the Forester and Ivorite fraternities.” [FMJ 11-14-1874, p. 3]
“Born Dafydd Davies, about 1849, Glamorganshire, South Wales. He was the fourth child of Esau Davies (b. March 1821, Cwmgors, Llangwig parish, South Wales) and Ann Evans Davies (b. 18 February 1818, Carmarthen City, South Wales). His father, Esau Davies, was killed in a coal mining accident at the Gethin Pit, Abercanaid, 19 February 1862, leaving a widow and seven children. The family moved to Aberdare, South Wales, and later immigrated to the United States.” [quoted in a letter from R. Rhys Harris, dated 10-19-2000]
Mr. Davis’ headstone indicates he died on November 23, 1874 and that he was 23 years old at death. This death date is confirmed by R. Rhys Harris in a letter dated 10-19-2000.
(husband of MARGARET DAVIS)
d. January 8, 1896
“Died. At his home, Borden Mine, Wednesday, January 8, 1896, Mr. Ebenezer Davis, aged about 56 years.” [FMJ 1-11-1896, p. 3]
“Obituary. In memory of EBENEZER DAVIS, by Edward Jones, of Hazelton, Preston county, West Va.
My dear brother is gone the way
From which none do return.
And by the will of Almighty God
We shall all go in our turn.
O when I meditate and think
of his respect to me
I am filled with grief to know he’s gone—
No more on earth to see
And it’s hard for me to understand
How this sad thing can be—
That my dear brother has passed away
But when I read the telegram
It makes me bow my head
For I see it plain—
The message said—‘Father is dead.’
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .
Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972