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Dollie May Hoffman Davis Noonan
Birth: Aug. 14, 1882
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 8, 1924
Greeley County
Nebraska, USA

Dollie May Hoffman was the daughter of Louisa Alice Dora Harper and a German immigrant, Charles "Chas" Hoffman. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa in August of 1882. She was christened in the same city shortly after her birth. Her only sibling, William "Billy" Hoffman, was born in November of 1883.

In May 1900 Dollie May married Harry Gilbert Davis. Their first child, Harold Arthur Davis, was born in July of that same year. Daughter, Alice Marie Davis was born in January of 1902. At that time Dollie, Harry and their small family were living in a sod house in Leo Valley on land owned by her mother and step-father. A third child, Walter, was born in the next few years but he died in infancy. Walter was buried in the Dublin Cemetery outside of Primrose, NE.

Around 1906 Dollie May, Harry, Harold and Alice Marie moved to Sterling, Colorado where they all worked on a potato farm. Dollie's mother, step-father, brother and sister-in-law also made the move to Colorado. While in Colorado, Dollie May and Harry Davis' experienced serious marital problems that led to a divorce (c. 1909)

Dollie May took her children and returned to Nebraska. On Feb. 15, 1910 she married Michael Edward Noonan on Spalding, Nebraska. The union resulted in three children. Margaret Naomi Noonan was born in 1911, George Michael Noonan was born in 1913, and Wilma Mae Noonan was born in 1914. Sadly, Wilma Mae Noonan died in 1916.

Dollie May died on May 8, 1924. Her mother was on her way to visit with her but did not make it to Nebraska before Dollie's untimely death. Dollie's obituary is included below.

Mrs. M. E. Noonan

The most largely attended funeral ever held from the Presbyterian church was that of Mrs. M. E. Noonan Sunday afternoon, who died at her home in Leo Valley Thursday morning of last week.

Mrs. Noonan had been sick for a little over a week, but had been around part of the time, so that news of the seriousness had not been generally known. The intense part of her sickness lasted less than two days.

The natural sorrow of the occasion was increased by the fact that Mrs. Houren, the mother, in company with Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cook, brother-in-law and sister of Mrs. Houren, were on their way to visit the daughter and her family. Mr. and Mrs. Cook were coming from Needles, California, where he is the editor of hte Needles Nugget, journeying by auto over the Santa Fe Trail in search of information for a guide journal, and stopping for a visit at Springer, New Mexico, picking up Mrs. Houren. Business interests caused the party to continue to Kansas City and they were unable to be located to be informed of the sickness and death and burial. A great shock awaits the mother who, up to this time, has not arrived and whose contemplated joy will be overcast wtih sorrows disappointment.

Dolly M. Hoffman was born August 14, 1882 at Des Moines, Iowa and died May 8, 1924, aged 41 years 6 months and 24 days. She came to these parts some years ago. She was married to Harry Davis, to which union were born two children, Harold and Marie. She was married to M. E. Noonan February 15, 1910, to which union were born three children, Margaret Naomi, George Michael, and Wilma May, who died May 4, 1916.

Mrs Noonan joined the Presbyterian church in 1917 on profession of faith, and was always interested in the work of the church. She was a member of the Ladies Aid, and cheerfully did her part when her time came for the entertainment of the members. She was a member of the Degree of Honor and the Royal Neighbors, and was present when able, doing her part in the lodge work and social activity of the orders. These orders attended the funeral in a body, acting as honorary pall bearers, and deposited floral emblems on the casket.

There remains to mourn her loss, the husband, Harold and Marie Davis, Naomi and George Noonan, Mr. and Mrs. Houren, and a wide circle of friends. Mrs. Noonan was kind and loving in disposition, hospitable and courteous in her home, and a staunch supporter of her friends. No more genial character was met on the streets of our town, and her presence will be sadly missed.

Later--Mrs. Houren and Mr. and Mrs. Cook arrived at the Noonan home yesterday. They did not learn of the death and burial of Mrs. Noonan until they arrived at Central City Thursday evening.

We wish to publicly thank all who so kindly assisted us in our recent bereavement. Especially do we wish to thank the ladies of the Royal Neighbors and the Degree of Honor for their help.
M.E. Noonan and Family

Family links: 
  Charles Hoffman (1857 - 1915)
  Alice Dora Harper Houren (1865 - 1950)
  Harry Gilbert Davis (1879 - 1950)
  Harold A Davis (1900 - 1925)*
  Alice Marie Davis Glaser (1902 - 1993)*
  Walter Davis (1903 - 1904)*
  Margaret Naomi Noonan Marshall (1911 - 1993)*
  George M. Noonan (1913 - 1984)*
  Wilma Mae Noonan (1914 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
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Greeley County
Nebraska, USA
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