|Birth: ||Jun. 20, 1835|
|Death: ||Jun. 4, 1900|
George Arthur Davenport I
Louisa (Dickinson) Davenport
His parents were joined in marriage on 10 Feb 1820 in Jefferson, Ohio. There were three children from this marriage (list is work in progress)--
George Arthur Davenport, II
Lucretia Davenport Little
Fannie L Davenport
George Arthur Davenport I was the son of--
John Davenport and Eleanor Mary Harris Davenport
Joined in marriage George Arthur Davenport II and Mary Elizabeth (Reckard) Davenport on 1 Sep 1858 in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. The wedding was performed by W. T. Hand. The children from this marriage are listed on wife's findagrave memorial. There were 12 children from this marriage, 10 of whom were still alive when he passed away, the two other children passed away as infants and were buried in Marietta, Ohio.
USA CIVIL WAR Union Veteran--Enlisted on 25 Feb 1861 in Ohio.
Company Battery H, Reg 1st Ohio Light Artillery
Medical Discharge 7 Jan 1863 in Viginia (disease, Kidney and back conditions made worse by exposure in Civil War compaigns)
Re-entered service 15-25 July 1863 in Ohio Militia to serve in "Morgan Raid".
[researched and transcribed by Edward Browne (#47243979)]
The Norfolk (Nebraska) News
Thursday, June 7, 1900
GEORGE DAVENPORT DIES, WITH SLIGHT WARNING.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHOCKED
Was Apparently Quite Well Yesterday With But Two Light Attacks –
In the Evening He Was no More-History of Life and Family of the Deceased.
From Tuesday's Daily
People of Norfolk were greatly startled last evening to learn of the sudden death of George Davenport, sr, which occurred at his home on North Ninth street about 8 o'clock of neuralgia of the heart. The surprise and shock wore keener because of the fact that he had been about town during the day and none realized that he was so close to death's door. The blow to his family by whom he was deeply loved must have been keen indeed.
While Mr. Davenport was around town nearly all day and suffered two mild attacks of heart trouble one in the morning and another after dinner nothing serious was apprehended until about 6 o'clock when while in the furniture store of W R Hoffman, he was stricken with a severe pain in the heart and it was found necessary to take him home in a hack.
Dr Bear was summoned at once and administered the most effective medicine he had with him, got him to bed and made him as comfortable as possible and then went down town to secure a more potent remedy, but while he was absent Mr. Davenport passed away, but a few members of his immediate family being present owing to the suddenness of the attack. He retained consciousness to the last and up to within a few moments of the end no one present apprehended that he was on his death bed. Mr. Davenport was highly respected as a citizen during his long residence in Norfolk having made few if any enemies while his friends and admirers were numbered by the score including the young as well as the old.
To these old friends and neighbors his death is received with scarcely less sorrow than that of the immediate family to whom he was a kind and loving father and husband with their welfare ever in view and their interests always at heart.
George Davenport was born in Monroe county, Ohio June 20, 1835, and grow up to manhood in that state where he resided until coming west 18 years ago.
On September 1 1858, Mr. Davenport and Miss Mary E. Reckard were joined in the bonds of holy wedlock. The wife still survives being now 61 years of age. Her mother now well along in years also survives making her home at the family residence.
As the result of this union 12 children were born, 10 of whom still live, the other two being buried at Marietta, O., when yet infants.
When the war broke out George Davenport patriotically responded to his country's call, entering the service as lieutenant of Company H First Ohio light artillery. He was afterwards advanced to the captaincy of his company and served during three years of the civil conflict.
After the war was finished, Mr. Davenport located at Salem, Ohio where he engaged in business. During his residence at Salem he was elected sheriff of Washington county which office he held four years.
At the conclusion of his term of office, he engaged in a retail business at New Matimoras, Ohio. While residing at this town he was employed as traveling salesman by the grocery firm of C Shangburg of Sioux City, Iowa, and, with his family removed to that city in 1882. In the spring of 1883 he moved his family to Norfolk, going on a farm nine miles north of the city, where they lived for five years and then removed to the city where they have since made their home. He continued to travel for his wholesale house for a number of years after moving to Norfolk, and only quit when he found his strength inadequate to the duties imposed by his position.
He engaged in the livery business here a number of years ago and continued in that work until this spring,when he sold out to John Krantz.
Since his residence in Norfolk he served one term as councilman from the Third ward. This spring he was appointed water commissioner by Mayor Robertson, but his appointment to the position had not been confirmed by the council at the time of his death.
While not an active churchman the deceased has for years been a trustee of the M. E. church He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity, having been initiated in Ohio lodge No. 1, A. F. and A. M. He transferred his membership to the Norfolk lodge some time after his removal to this city. He was likewise a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Of his children William C. is the oldest, his home being in Sioux City, Iowa where he has served for six years as sheriff of Woodbury county.
Frank E. is a resident of this city being engaged in the boot and shoe business.
Mrs. George A Latimer lives at Spokane, Wash., where Mr. Latimer is engaged in the practice of his profession attorney-at-law.
Mrs. Thos. E. Odiorne is a resident of this city, her husband being engaged in the real estate business and is Secretary of the Elkhorn Building and Loan association.
John A. is at present employed as permit clerk in the military governor's office at Wallace, Idaho.
George A. [is?] also a resident of Norfolk and is engaged with Frank in the boot and shoe business.
Elizabeth is at present visiting in Stockton, Cal., but is expected home this week.
Martha, Carl and Frances live in Norfolk, making their home at the family residence on North Ninth street.
All the children but Frances were born in Ohio, she being born in Sioux City.
Eleven grandchildren live to mourn the death of Mr. Davenport.
Funeral services will be held from the house at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon and interment will take place in Prospect Hill cemetery, Rev. G. H. Main, pastor of the M. E. church officiating. The Masons and G. A. R. post will probably attend and participate in the ceremonies.
Death and Burial [details provided courtesy of his great grandaughter Rosalyn]--
He died of heart disease in Norfolk on 4 June 1900, sixteen days short of his 65th birthday and three days after being enumerated in the 1900 census.
He is buried in the old section of the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War website lists the location of his grave at lot 69, section 9, grave number 375, a member of Grand Army of the Republic Post 109.
George Davenport (1791 - 1876)
Louisa Dickson Davenport (1802 - 1888)
Mary Elizabeth Reckard Davenport (1839 - 1917)*
Charles Augustus Davenport (1859 - 1862)*
William Colton Davenport (1861 - 1956)*
George A Davenport (1873 - 1953)*
Martha Davenport (1877 - 1932)*
Infant Son Davenport (1877 - 1877)*
Frances Esther Davenport Gentle (1883 - 1939)*
George Arthur Davenport (1835 - 1900)
Lucretia Davenport Little (1839 - 1920)*
Martha C. Davenport Cree (1843 - 1902)*
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Plot: Lot 69, Section 9, Grave 375
Maintained by: Dorothy Hazel Tarr
Originally Created by: Edward Browne
Record added: Jun 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53176649
Dear George Arthur Davenport II, In Remembrance [Family connection through my maternal lineage]|
Dorothy Hazel Tarr
Added: Aug. 20, 2013