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Emiline Essary Davis
Birth: Oct. 20, 1897
Christian County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1980
Greene County
Missouri, USA

Emiline was married twice. Once to John Jasper Burnett and they had one son. Ralph Leroy Burnett Davis. Emiline left John Burnett before the birth of the son. Oral tradition was about 6 months pregnant. She married a second time to William Augustus "Gus" Davis. They had 5 children. The youngest, Joan Davis Johnson has already passed away. Her other 4 children with Gus is still alive in 2006. She lost her second husband in 1943 and continued on as a widow until her death.
She worked for a garment factory in Springfield MO. and never learned to drive. She took the bus daily to and from work. She was a hard working woman as I remember. Not only did she continue and raise her children alone after the death of her second husband, but when her mother was to old to care for herself she took her in and took care of her. Her mother Hester Ann Bozarth Essary, confined to a wheel chair in the 1950's, for nearly 10 yrs.
My dad and I was a product of her first marriage to John Burnett, she would never tell us anything about him. She did not even speak bad. She would just say she didn't remember, or you don't need to know. But she did say she left him when the family had a talk with her and said he would never amount to anything and she should leave. The deciding factor she could not get food from the local grocery, he had not paid the bill. And her favorite the ask a question of the one questioning....Why do you want to know? And from there the dance of words would leave all of it as it began. One did not know a thing more than when the conversation began.
She favored my dad and the other children resented the way they were in line after him. Not for any other reason than the doctor saying he had a heart mumur and she was afraid to make him angry or allow anyone else to cross him. So everyone gave in to him.
In the end when it came to the taking care of her personal business when she died she favored her daughters to take care of her home as it was left in their names. So after all was said and done he was not totally favored.
I remember her calling in her grocery order to the local store. That was when the grocery delivery boy came on bike with the groceries. One charged them and paid the bill once a month, or when he delivered they paid.
She owned her own home from the 1940's on. I think someone-either dad or my uncle told me how they (her and Gus) aquired the first house, he traded an old wringer washer for it.
She died in her sleep. Of pernacious anemia. One of her children, Pauline was mentally retarded and she always took care of the child. When she died that child was still lying in bed when they discovered her body around noonish, because her daughters called her daily. And after many hours of her not answering the phone they could not any longer write it off to she was outside working in the yard. The retarded child had been trained to not get up until Emiline went in and said to get up. That training being on of necessity as she worried what would become of the child and the problems should she die at home with no one but her and the child.
At some point though something happened as when a daughter arrived, walked in to the bedroom the child Pauline, said "Mommie's dead." But Pauline was a child in an adult body.
Hard times, continued to raise the family and care all of her life for the one child, a mother. At a time when there was not electric in many homes and running water was not. When the ice man brought a block of ice to the frig. Taking a bath in a wash tub in the kitchen that one sat in and had feet haning out of.
She finally got electric, running water with a bath, and eventually a shower in the bathtub. Frig. and all that. When the times changed and she could no longer get any grocery delivery her daughters aged and learned to drive and got her groceries for her on a weekley basis. Usually the younger one doing that for her.

Feb. 5, 2014 Update, now 3 of her children have joined her. The pain of loosing family continues, and she is still very much talked about especially by a daughter that remains here today.
Family links: 
  Isam/Isham Essary (1872 - 1934)
  Hester Ann Bozarth Essary (1879 - 1961)
  John Jasper Burnett (1895 - 1975)
  William Augustine/Agustus Davis (1878 - 1943)
  Ralph Leroy Davis (1920 - 2003)*
  Pauline Davis (1927 - 2007)*
  Joan Davis Johnson (1934 - 1990)*
  Sherman Edward Essary (1896 - 1957)*
  Emiline Essary Davis (1897 - 1980)
  Noah N. Essary (1904 - 1960)*
  Fred Essary (1907 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Greene County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section B Lot 487 Grave 6
Created by: Judy Young
Record added: Nov 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16461295
Emiline <i>Essary</i> Davis
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Emiline <i>Essary</i> Davis
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