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Laura Ann Wayman Davis
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1837
Seneca County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1925
Clarke County
Iowa, USA

Laura Ann Wayman was born August 8, 1837, in Melmore Co., Ohio to John and Mary (Smith) Wayman. With her family, Ann (Laura was called by her middle name) emigrated to Iowa from Ohio by the covered wagon route in 1854. This family, which included ten children, left behind a nice new house when coming from Ohio to Iowa. Ann's mother was almost an invalid while having her children, making Ann the chief cook and housekeeper to the whole family. She had to stay home from school at least once a week to wash, iron, cook, and bake and so lost interest in school books. In spite of this, she did learn to read, write, spell and do some arithmetic. She was converted in the M.E. Church at Richland when about 18 years of age, but joined the Baptist church at her father's request and remained a faithful member until it was discontinued.
Ann's father gave her and her sister Jane each 20 acres of land. Ann bought Jane's share and so she and John had 40 acres (1/2 acre of which the Star School was on) and they built a small house. Then came the Civil War, that desolated many homes, and Johnny enlisted in the 40th Iowa on August 12, 1862. On April 10, 1864, he was wounded at Prairie Anne, Arkansas. He died five days later near Camden, Arkansas.
They had 3 children: Mary Alice [Vastine], Albert Lincoln, and John Wilber who died of dysentary in 1865 at age 2.
After the war was over, Ann married Daniel Davis, and they continued to reside in the same home, later moving to Woodburn, IA, in 1901. They had six children: Charles Sylvester, Eugene "Jean", May [Martin], Roy, Fred, and Isaac. In 1918 she joined with the M.E. church, which was the church of her choice, at Woodburn and remained a member until her death. Her life was filled with the love of service to others with little thought of self. Ann passed away on February 24, 1925, at her home in Woodburn, after suffering for more than a week of accidental scalding.

from family history and obituary, Osceola Sentinel

Family links: 
  Mary Smith Wayman (1814 - 1858)
  Daniel D. Davis (1833 - 1922)
  John Jacob Wade (1832 - 1864)*
  Albert Lincoln Wade (1861 - 1938)*
  Charles Sylvester Davis (1869 - 1927)*
  Eugene Davis (1871 - 1937)*
  May Davis Martin (1873 - 1962)*
  Roy Davis (1875 - 1944)*
  Fred Davis (1877 - 1956)*
  Isaac Davis (1879 - 1918)*
  Emily J Wayman Brolliar (1835 - 1927)*
  Laura Ann Wayman Davis (1837 - 1925)
  Solomon M Wayman (1841 - 1910)*
  Stephen S Wayman (1843 - 1933)*
  Lydia E. Wayman Wimer (1846 - 1931)*
  Henry R. Wayman (1848 - 1941)*
  Mary Catherine Wayman Kincaid (1851 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodburn Cemetery
Clarke County
Iowa, USA
Created by: LDA
Record added: Nov 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80468700
Laura Ann <i>Wayman</i> Davis
Added by: LDA
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