Clara Alice <I>Eakle</I> Davis

Clara Alice Eakle Davis

Birth
Oakdale, Shelby County, Missouri, USA
Death 6 Aug 1930 (aged 87)
Shelby County, Missouri, USA
Burial Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 127175207 · View Source
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MO d/c 28859

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Wife of William Burrell Davis, married 2 FEB 1866 in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri. Daughter of William H. and Eliza/Elizabeth Jane Pennell Eakle.

Judging by the marriage date of her parents, Clara Alice must have been the eldest. In a letter dated 1842/43 George Washington is also mentioned. The marriage was not a happy one. Apparently, William Burrell had a fancy for the blacks serving his family. Clara allowed him to remain in the home but had nothing to do with him from then on. Perhaps that is why there are no pictures of William in the family belongings.

According to Margaret Howerton Saso, when Clara Alice was elderly she tripped bringing firewood to the stove and fell into it. She was never well again and was bed-bound. Emrette and her family moved in to help.

Clara taught at Beatley school for three months beginning 2 Oct 1871 and was paid $25.00

Shelby County was organized 2 Jan 1835 from Marion County. It was named for Gen. Isaac Shelby, who fought at King's Mountain, in the Revolution, and was subsequently Governor of Kentucky. The first county seat was at Oak Dale, but was moved to Shelbyville in 1836

According to Clara Alice Davis' funeral card, services were held at the Christian Church in Shelbyville, MO., Friday afternoon, August 8, 1930, at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. F. M. Branic. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Note: The population in Oak Dale in 1895 was still only 40, but it boasted a post office.

Bio by: Pam Witherow


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  • Created by: Linda Hansen
  • Added: 30 Mar 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 127175207
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clara Alice Eakle Davis (23 Sep 1842–6 Aug 1930), Find a Grave Memorial no. 127175207, citing Shelbyville Masonic Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Linda Hansen (contributor 47268934) .