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 Altha E. <I>Davis</I> Best

Altha E. Davis Best

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Death 8 Feb 1912 (aged 62)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Effingham, Atchison County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 64243160 · View Source
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The daughter of Winfield Scott Davis and Cordelia (Pair) Davis of Atchison. She married Lewis Best of Monrovia, KS in Atchison on April 7, 1868. There were two children born to that union, Edna Best and Freddie E. Best

Married
At the Residence of the brides father near Monrovia, on the 7th ins. by Rev. Mr. Harrington, Lewis J. Best to Miss Altha Davis, all of this county.
Our congratulations and cordial well wishes are extended to the happy couple. May their days be long in the land, their prosperity continuous, and their happiness ever as now.
The Atchison Daily Champion, 10 Apr 1868, Fri, Page 3

Mrs Lew Best, daughter of Scott Davis of Effingham, will soon start for and extended visit in Europe. She now resides at Chicago. Mrs. Best is now visiting at Monrovia.
The Atchison Daily Champion, 22 Apr1899, Sat, Page 4

Mrs. Altha E. Best, wife of the late Lewis J. Best, died at her home in North Chicago, Thursday afternoon after a long period of sickness. The family were pioneers in Mitchell county, Kansas. Mr. Best was president of a bank in Beloit, also county treasurer and active in politics in the northwest in his time. Some ten years ago the family moved to Topeka and bought and lived in the house now occupied by Mr. Frasier. A married daughter is the only living member of the family. She will be remembered by the young people of this city of ten years ago as she was active in society. The remains will be brought in the spring to Monrovia, a village west of Atchison, where the parents of both Mr. and Mrs. Best located many years ago.
The Topeka Daily Capital, 10 Feb 1912, Sat, Page 2


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  • Created by: Stephen Nottingham
  • Added: 15 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64243160
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Altha E. Davis Best (23 Jun 1849–8 Feb 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64243160, citing Monrovia Cemetery, Effingham, Atchison County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Stephen Nottingham (contributor 47099079) .