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 Leola Annabelle “Ola” <I>Stockard</I> Davis

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Leola Annabelle “Ola” Stockard Davis

  • Birth 2 Apr 1885
  • Death 18 May 1972
  • Burial Mertens, Hill County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 37204214

Leola Annabelle Stockard was born April 2, 1885 in Leap Year(Wayne)TN; married Jefferson Davis Jan.11, 1903 near Mertens,TX; and died in Hillsboro(Hill)TX.
Thomas Arthur Stockard,her father, was born Jan. 1,1855 in TN and died May 28, 1932 in Melrose(Curry)NM. He married Mary Eugenia Meredith who was born Sept. 6, 1855 in (Wayne)TN and died in 1941 in Melrose(Curry)NM. Thomas and Mary were married May 28, 1932.
She was the mother of ten children: Darrell Merritt, born April 17,1904;Maurine, born May 27, 1906; Wallace Turpin, born July 3,1908;Curnie Meredith, born Nov. 23, 1910; Lois, born Nov. 27 1912; Winnie Jean, born Jan. 31,1915; Hallie Mae(Hal), born Jan. 7,1917; Bernice Marion(Bunk); and Ola Christine( Kik), born Nov. 7,1921.
Jefferson Davis built a beautiful two story home for his family. They were the first family to have indoor plumbing in Mertens; the second family to have an automobile.
His three sons graduated from Texas A&M. All of his daughters attended college, also.
Mrs. Davis lived in their home for many years after her husband's death in 1946. She made outstanding pear preserves. She spent her later years at the Moody House on the Seawall with a view of the Gulf. Several of her children lived nearby: Wallace, Lois,and Kik in Texas City; Mabel in Galveston.


Gravesite Details Wife of Jefferson Davis, Dau of Thomas Arthur Stockard and Eugenia Meredith

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  • Created by: Lana Davis
  • Added: 17 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37204214
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leola Annabelle “Ola” Stockard Davis (2 Apr 1885–18 May 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37204214, citing Richland Cemetery, Mertens, Hill County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Lana Davis (contributor 47129282) .