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 Josephine Wingfield <I>Davis</I> Henry

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Josephine Wingfield Davis Henry

  • Birth 10 May 1842 Morgan County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 28 Oct 1899 Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Plot SECTION C ROW 1 PLOT 10
  • Memorial ID 27783058

A Very Sad Accident. Rockdale, Milam Co., Tex., 29 Oct – A very sad accident occurred about three miles north of Rockdale late yesterday afternoon in which Mrs. W.P. Henry, a lady about 60 years old lost her life. While driving home from her son's her horse became frightened, ran away and smashed the buggy into kindling wood and when found Mrs. Henry was dead. It is supposed she was killed instantly. She leaves a husband, a large family of children and many friends to mourn her untimely death. . . . Dallas Morning News, October 30th, 1899
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Various newspaper accounts about her tragic death state that . . . her funeral took place at Murray school house . . . and that she was buried at the Pleasant Grove cemetery [aka Murray Cemetery].
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Her father is Milton Grant Davis who (according to the family Bible) was born 04 Nov 1811 and died 30 Nov 1863, but location of death and burial is unknown . . . he was once described as "a prosperous planter of antebellum days and cousin of ex-Governor HUBBARD of this State" [i.e., Texas] . . .
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Josephine W.
HENRY
born
May 10, 1842
died
Jan. 28, 1899 [sic]*

Her happy soul has
winged its way
To one pure,
bright eternal day

MOTHER
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*Note that the grave marker shown here indicates that Josephine's date of death was 01-28-1899 BUT . . . multiple newspaper accounts have proven that her date of death was actually 10-28-1899 . . . many thanks to cousin Peggy for finding this date in an old newspaper clipping saved by one of her kinfolk!
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  • Created by: BeNotForgot
  • Added: 24 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27783058
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josephine Wingfield Davis Henry (10 May 1842–28 Oct 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27783058, citing Murray Cemetery, Milam County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by BeNotForgot (contributor 46974545) .