PI0NEER PASSES AWAY.
Mrs. R. K. Davis Succumbed to Apoplexy—Funeral Friday Afternoon
After an illness of only two and a half days, Mrs. R. Kiziah Davis, aged 71 years, died of apoplexy at 10:15 o'clock this morning. The funeral will take place at the family residence on Short street at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. S. Freed, pastor of the Methodist church, of which deceased has been a member for many years.
Mrs. Davis, whose maiden name was Miss Kiziah Hartman. was born in Darlington, Beaver county, Pa., September 25, 1834. She was married in 1864 to Rob't Crossby [sic: Crosby] and to this union two children were born: one of them James Crossby, of Galena, surviving the parent.
Several years later Mr. Crossby died and she then married Rob't Davis, who died in this city in 1890; to this union one child was born, that one being Mrs. Lelia Downing who resided with her mother. They came to Galena in 1876, and have resided here ever since.
Besides her devoted son and daughter, Mrs. Davis leaves four sisters, two brothers and a host of sorrowing friends. The sympathy of all is extended to the relatives in their sad bereavement.
The Galena Evening Times, Galena, Kansas
16 August 1906, Thursday, Page 3
In 1850, in Fairfield, Columbiana, Ohio, lived James Hartman 51, born in Pennsylvania, and Mary Hartman 51, born in Pennsylvania, with their 15-year-old daughter, Kiziah, and many other family members, including Jane Hartman 21, Jerome A Hartman 18, Margaret Hartman 14, James J Hartman 12, Jonathan Hartman 8, Silas Fague 23, and Jerome Agler 90. (Jerome was probably the father of Mary Hartman.)
In 1860, Kizziah, 26, was still with her family in Columbiana, Ohio, in the community of Unity, and in the household were: Jas Hartman 62, Mary Hartman 62, Jane Hartman 32, Jerome A Hartman, James J Hartman 22, and Mary J Hartman 10.
On December 27, 1864, in Clay County, Illinois, Kiziah Hartman married Robert Crosby. They are together as a family with their children, in Xenia, Clay, Illinois, in 1870, Robert I Crosby 27 (born PA), Kesiah Crosby 33 (born PA), Jas H Crosby 4, Marn J Crosby 2, and Sarah Crosby age 1, all of the children being born in Illinois. Robert was a soldier in the Civil War and served in Company D of the 8th Illinois infantry. Keziah applied for a widow's pension on September 8, 1871.
On January 16, 1873, in Clay County, Illinois, Keziah Crosby married Robert Davis.
The couple are next found in the 1880 census of Arkansas, Cowley, Kansas, with John Davis 24, James C. Davis 12, Mary J. Davis 11, Lela Davis 4. All of the children born in Illinois, except "Lela", born in Arkansas.
In 1900, it was just Kiziah and her son James H Crosby together in Galena. Her record shows that she gave birth to 3 children, 2 of whom are living.
In the 1905 Kansas census in Galena, it is Kiziah that is the head of the household, with her family: her daughter Lelia Downing, her granddaughter, Ethel Downing, her grandson Albert H Downing (age 5), her son James H Crosby and his wife Gertie Crosby.
It should be noted that the place of her burial was not given in her obituary, however, there is a stone marker base identical to the one for her husband, but the upper part of the marker is missing, and the thought is that this marker is the one that belonged to Kiziah.
Sponsored by Ancestry