24 January 2010

Obituary of Hattie (Hayward) Davis

From the Grand Rapids Press, 21 September 1931:

Grand Rapids Press
21 Sept 1931, page 3

Mrs. James F. Davis, 56, died at Corona, Calif., after a long illness. She was Hattie Hayward before her marriage in 1894 to Mr. Davis and spent all her life in Saugatuck prior to going west, her father having been a Saugatuck pioneer. She is survived by the husband; one son, Harold; and one daughter, Mrs. Mildred McGee of Los Angeles, Calif.

1880 MI Census Allegan, Saugatuck
John HAYWARD Self M W 55 ENG --- ---
Amelia HAYWARD Wife M W 25 IL --- ---

Groom's name: James F. Davis
Groom's age: 23 years
Groom's birth year: 1871
Groom's birthplace: New York
Bride's name: Hattie Hayward
Bride's age: 21 years
Bride's birth year: 1873
Bride's birthplace: Illinois
Marriage date: 08 Aug 1894
Marriage place: Allegan, Allegan, Michigan
Groom's father's name: Samuel R. Davis
Groom's mother's name: Libbie Court
Father of bride's name: John Hayward
Mother of bride's name: Unknown
Film number: 2342498
Digital GS number: 4207821
Image number: 21
Reference number: v 1 p 38 rn 2311 1/2
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925

James Davis had a previous marriage:

IGI FamilySearch™
James E. Davis
Event(s): Birth: , Oswego, New York
Parents: Father: S. R. Davis
Mother: Lydia E. Court
Marriages: Spouse: Chattie Kimber
Marriage: 11 JUL 1891 Allegan, Allegan, Michigan

1900 MI Allegan, Saugatuck
Davis, James, Dec 1870, 29, m5, NY Eng NY
", Hattie, wife, Mar 1876, 24, m5, 3children/2living, IL Eng IL
", Harold, son, June 1895, MI NY MI
", Mildred, daughter, May 1898, 2, MI NY MI

The child who died was Miss Hildred Davis who died 12 Feb 1899, at age 8 months and 20 days in Saugatuck, Allegan Co., Michigan, and was buried in the Saugatuck Cemetery.

1920 CA Census Orange Co., Santa Ana
McGee, Ward, 26, PA PA NY, driller - wells
", Mildred, wife, 31, MI NY IL
", Wm J., son, 2 4/12, CA PA MI

Mildred's husband's family:
1900 CA Los Angeles, Los Angeles Twp.
McGee, William M., head, Apr 1869, 31, m8, PA PA PA, well driller
", Alice M., wife, Aug 1873, 26, m8, 1child/1living, PA PA PA
", William W., son, July 1893, 6, PA PA PA
Vandervort, Mable, sister-in-law, Apr 1885, 15, PA PA PA
", John M., brother-in-law, Aug 1874, 25, PA PA PA

In 1910, the McGee family was living in Santa Monica with another son, Charles, age 2, and an uncle, Manley Maxwell?, age 60, b. PA.

California Death Index
05/19/1984 562-21-0859 85 yrs

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