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Rhoda E. Davidson
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Birth: Jun. 12, 1893
Death: Aug. 24, 1900
Summit County
Ohio, USA

Daughter of John M. and Minnie (Beck) Davidson. While she was riding in a carriage with her parents, she was struck by a policeman's bullet fired into a crowd during the Akron riot of 1900, and died two days later.

Akron Daily Democrat, Monday, 27 August 1900:

"The funeral of Little Rhoda Davidson, only child of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Davidson and the second victim of Wednesday night's mob was held at the family residence, 111 Allyn st., at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

The services, conducted by Dr. M.B. Pratt, pastor of the First M.E. church, were brief, yet nonetheless impressive. A quartet, composed of Mrs. B.L. Dodge, Miss Mary Dice, Dr. J.H. Seiler and Mr. George W. Jackson sang.

Several hundred friends and sympathizers of the stricken parents were present, and during the rendition of the quartet's first selection, 'Sleep, My Little one, Sleep', there was scarcely a dry eye to be seen.

Dr. Pratt's remarks were fraught with comfort and consolation. He spoke less than fifteen minutes and made no reference to the terrible tragedy causing the child's death.

The remains lay in the south room of the house and about the beautiful white casket were embanked a profusion of flowers.

Six little girls, playmates and neighbors of the deceased acted as pallbearers. They were Adda Voss, Ethel McCourt, Ruth Wilhelm, Verna Kline, Vera Kline and Gertrude Kline. The interment was made in Mt. Peace cemetery." 
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  John M. Davidson (1859 - 1924)
Note: Unable to locate stone; grave apparently unmarked or stone no longer extant.
Mount Peace Cemetery
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Sec. 5, lot 41
Created by: Zella
Record added: Apr 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51686675
Rhoda E. Davidson
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- Zella
 Added: May. 1, 2010

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