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 Louise S <I>Silvis</I> Babcock

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Louise S Silvis Babcock

  • Birth 20 Sep 1865 Silvis, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 27 Oct 1932 Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Section 6, Lot 26
  • Memorial ID 60339336

The Daily Times, Davenport, Iowa, Thursday, October 27, 1932

Mrs. Louise S. Babcock, 67, widow of the late Ralph M. Babcock of Moline, died at 10 a.m. today in her home at 1909 Fifteenth street A., Moline, after an illness of three weeks.

Mrs. Babcock whose maiden name was Louise Silvis, was born in Silvis Sept. 20, 1865, her home being located on the site where the Silvis shops now stand. The city of Silvis was named after her family who lived there before it was laid out many years ago.

She married Ralph M. Babcock at Silvis March 12, 1884 (sic). He died Feb. 11 last. Mrs. Babcock was a member of the Christian church. The couple lived on a farm adjoining the Moline airport for 40 years and they retired eight years ago and moved to Moline.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Crockett of Moline; three sons, Milton, John and Ralph Babcock, all of Moline; a brother, R. S. Silvis of Rock Island, and two grandchildren, William Keene Crockett and Jack Babcock.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Knox funeral home with Rev. W. B. Slater, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery, Rock Island.


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  • Created by: Carol (Schlueter) Long
  • Added: 19 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60339336
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louise S Silvis Babcock (20 Sep 1865–27 Oct 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60339336, citing Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Carol (Schlueter) Long (contributor 46947720) .