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Dora A. Self
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1874
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1908
Morgan County
Missouri, USA

David and his first wife, Dora (last name unknown), were married in Virginia about 1897. In 1900, they were living in Lewis Co, WA, where David worked for a logging company. Later they moved to Oregon, and Dora's health began to fail because of a lung problem, perhaps tuberculosis. In the spring of 1908, they went to live with his parents so Dora could receive better care. She died two days after the Fourth of July celebration.

The following articles tell about her death.

July 10, 1908 (page 1)
Mrs. David Self died last Monday very suddenly of heart failure. She with her husband had been living for the past several months with the latters parents, Mr. and Mrs. Self of near Glensted. Deceased left the house last Monday going to the oat field to get a sheaf of oats for the chickens. Failing to return the family went in search of her and found her dead. She had been in failing health for some time and her death was not unexpected. She was about thirty-eight years of age and is survived by her husband. Her remains were interred in Freedom Church Cemetery Tuesday. Reverends L.R. Kenney and David Bowman conducting the funeral service.
Source: Versailles Leader,

July 9, 1908 (page 4)
Mrs. David Self, of the Moreau, died suddenly Monday, July 6. David Self and wife came to Morgan county last spring from Oregon and settled with Mr. Selfs father on a farm near Glensted.

Mrs. Self had not been strong in several months, suffering from lung trouble. Last Monday she went out to the wheat field to get a sheaf of wheat for her chickens and she was gone so long that members of the family went to see about her. She was found dead in the field, having died from heart failure. The remains were laid to rest Tuesday in the Freedom cemetery. Rev. David Bowman assisted by Rev. L.R. Kenney, conducted the services.
Source: Versailles Statesman
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  David Wilson Self (1876 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Freedom Cemetery
Morgan County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Virginia Brown
Originally Created by: Steve Yaryan
Record added: Jul 21, 2007
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Dora A. Self
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Rest in peace.
- Bonnie Morris Conrad
 Added: Sep. 18, 2010

- Virginia Brown
 Added: Apr. 26, 2009

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