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Josephine Wingfield Davis Henry
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Birth: May 10, 1842
Death: Oct. 28, 1899

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Various newspaper accounts about her tragic death state that . . . her funeral took place at Murray school house . . . and that she was buried at the Pleasant Grove cemetery [aka Murray Cemetery].
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A Very Sad Accident. Rockdale, Milam Co., Tex., 29 Oct A very sad accident occurred about three miles north of Rockdale late yesterday afternoon in which Mrs. W.P. Henry, a lady about 60 years old lost her life. While driving home from her son's her horse became frightened, ran away and smashed the buggy into kindling wood and when found Mrs. Henry was dead. It is supposed she was killed instantly. She leaves a husband, a large family of children and many friends to mourn her untimely death. . . . Dallas Morning News, October 30th, 1899
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Her father is Milton Grant Davis who (according to the family Bible) was born 04 Nov 1811 and died 30 Nov 1863, but location of death and burial is unknown . . . he was once described as "a prosperous planter of antebellum days and cousin of ex-Governor HUBBARD of this State" [i.e., Texas] . . .
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 Parents:
  America James Fears Davis (1810 - 1857)
 
 Spouse:
  William Paschal Henry (1836 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  William Paschal Henry (1868 - 1941)*
  Jerome Bonepart Henry (1870 - 1956)*
  Edgar Henry (1872 - 1950)*
  Emma Henry Sharp (1872 - 1944)*
  Ella May Henry Hamilton (1875 - 1967)*
 
 Sibling:
  Margaret Davis Antony (1833 - 1915)*
  Josephine Wingfield Davis Henry (1842 - 1899)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
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Josephine W.
HENRY
born
May 10, 1842
died
Jan. 28, 1899 [sic]*

Her happy soul has
winged its way
To one pure,
bright eternal day

MOTHER
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*Note that the grave marker shown here indicates that Josephine's date of death was 01-28-1899 BUT . . . multiple newspaper accounts have proven that her date of death was actually 10-28-1899 . . . many thanks to cousin Peggy for finding this date in an old newspaper clipping saved by one of her kinfolk!
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Burial:
Murray Cemetery
Milam County
Texas, USA
Plot: SECTION C ROW 1 PLOT 10
 
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Jun 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27783058
Josephine Wingfield <i>Davis</i> Henry
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Josephine Wingfield <i>Davis</i> Henry
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Josephine Wingfield <i>Davis</i> Henry
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