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 Sarah Frances <I>Davis</I> Wallen-Livesay

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Sarah Frances Davis Wallen-Livesay

  • Birth 25 Nov 1877 Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 23 Aug 1939 Cloverdale, Putnam County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Cloverdale, Putnam County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 5657069

Daughter of John Miller and Ursula Ann Martin Davis. Married first Oliver Morton Wallen. Children: William Jesse Wallen, twins Sula Susan Wallen and Thomas Miller Wallen, and twins Charles Homer Wallen and James Hobart Wallen. Married second: John Lloyd Livesay. Children: Ross Dudley Livesay and Myrtle Davis Livesay.


Mrs. Sarah Livesay died at Cloverdale Indiana August 23, 1939, after a lingering illness.

Sarah Frances Davis was born at Plato Kentucky on November 25, 1877, and was 61 years, 8 months and 28 days of age when she passed away.

She was married to Oliver Morton Wallen of Wabd Ky., in May 1900, and he preceded her in death 32 years ago. By this union five children were born.

In September 1916 she was married to John Lloyd Livesay of Mt. Vernon Kentucky, and by this union two children were born. She is survived by all seven of her children who are:

William Jesse Wallen, Terre Haute, Indiana
Thomas Miller Wallen, St. Joseph, Missouri
Mrs. Frank Splitex, Huron South Dakota
Charles Homer Wallen, Chicago, Illinois
James Hobart Wallen, Saybrook, Illinois
Ross Dudley Livesay, Cloverdale, Indiana
Myrtle Davis Livesay, Cloverdale, Indiana

Also her husband, J. L. Livesay of Cloverdale, Ind., one sister, Mrs. Harvey Colyer, Elgin, Kentucky, two half sisters, Mrs. Morris Thompson, Crab Orchard, Ky., and Mrs. Chester Wilson, Stanford, Ky., a half brother Hobart Burnette in Kentucky; fourteen grandchildren, and a host of friends and relatives.

She became a member of the Baptist Church at an early age and was a sincere and devoted Christian all her life.

For the past nine years she and her family have resided on a farm at Cloverdale, Ind., but she has also lived in Texas, Illinois, and Kentucky, and was loved and respected by all that knew her.

There are many pupils in her ten years as a teacher in the rural schools of Kentucky that can testify that she started them out on the Christian road, and she was an influence for good on all that came in contact with her.

One shining example is Rev. Fred Hicks of Indianapolis, Indiana, who was her pupil in school, and preached at her funeral. The services were conducted at the Methodist Church and the remains were laid to rest in the Cloverdale Cemetery. Her five sons were pallbearers.

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  • Created by: Lisa Wallen Logsdon
  • Added: 1 Aug 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5657069
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Frances Davis Wallen-Livesay (25 Nov 1877–23 Aug 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5657069, citing Cloverdale Cemetery, Cloverdale, Putnam County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Lisa Wallen Logsdon (contributor 46492684) .