|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1841|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 1912|
Mrs. A.J. Davis succumbed to a short illness of only a few hours. She had been feeling slightly indisposed for about a week but not enough to cause any anxiety. On Saturday afternoon some stomach trouble developed and Dr. Harter sent for. He found a low state of vitality in the patient and a weak heart action. He administered some remedies and promised to call again in the afternoon. Shortly after noon a telephone message was received stating that Mrs. Davis was growing rapidly worse and he started for her home. Dr. Bond, who was in the neighborhood, had been called in and found that the heart action in the patient had almost ceased and resorted to emergency methods to restore it without avail and the sufferer passed away.
Sophronia M. Taylor, the third child of Allen and Margaret Taylor, was born in Huntington, Loraine County, Ohio, June 27, 1841. She spent five years of her early childhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., joining her parents in Burlington, Ia., in May 1860. Having completed her own education in Brooklyn, she took up the work of school teacher and for seven years taught in the schools in the vicinity of Burlington and in Henderson County.
In 1869, she married Allen Hendricks, but in a few short months she was called upon to mourn his death. She again united in marriage with Andrew J. Davis at Burlington, Iowa, Feb. 28, 1872, and this happy union continued for 38 years and was terminated by his death on March 10, 1910.
She was one of a family of ten children, two of whom died in infancy, the rest all living to maturity, but of these latter all but three have now passed into the great beyond. The three surviving members of her father's family are Mrs. Jennie E. Allison of Monmouth; Mr. George H. Taylor of Chicago; and Miss Hattie Taylor of Decorra. She is also survived by her husband's children: Charles and Elmer of this vicinity, Frank of Springfield, Mo., and Mrs. Bertha Powell of Oakland, Ia., plus their children and a large number of nieces and nephews...
After Uncle Andrew passed away, life lost its great joy, but she bore bravely up and looked cheerfully upon life. The end of the journey came suddenly on Oct. 19th at the age of 71 years, 2 months, & 22 days. Funeral services were conducted at the home with interment in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Stronghurst Graphic, Oct. 24, 1912
Allen Taylor (1806 - 1887)
Margaret E Taylor (1815 - 1884)
Andrew Jackson Davis (1826 - 1910)*
Sophronia M Taylor Davis (1841 - 1912)
Harriet A Taylor (1859 - 1935)*
John S Taylor (1865 - 1899)*
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Maple Grove Cemetery
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