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DAVIES, Jessie Benton 1856 - 1938


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 7/24/2021 at 18:04:02

"The Fairfield Daily Ledger"
Saturday, September 10, 1938
Front Page, Column 3

Mrs. Thos. DAVIES Died This Noon

Mrs. Thomas DAVIES, 310 West Broadway, and one of Fairfield's well known residents, passed away shortly before 1 p.m. today at the Jefferson county hospital.

Funeral arrangements have not as yet been mmade (sic).


"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Monday, September 12, 1938
Page TWO, Column 7

Funeral Services For Mrs. DAVIES Were Today.

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Jessie F. DAVIES at 2 p.m. today at the Hoskins Funeral Home in charge of the Rev. Dr. M. A. Gable. Interment was in Fairfield Abbey.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Harry W. RIDER of Fairfield, Mrs. W. B. PICKEN of Des Moines and Mrs. John A. HANNA of Des Moines; one sister, Miss Laura V. ROSS of Fairfield and by three grand children and three great granddaughters.

Her husband, Thomas DAVIES, passed away Aug. 15, 1925. Mrs. DAVIES was 81 years, nine months and ten days old and has been a resident of Jefferson county for 72 years and of Fairfield for 31 years. She was a member of the Methodist church for 60 years. She was born in Pennsylvania, Nov. 28, 1856.


"The Fairfield (Ia.) Daily Ledger"
Monday, September 19, 1938
Page EIGHT, Column 3


Jessie F. ROSS, daughter of John and Rebecca Jane ROSS, was born in Masontown, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, Nov. 23, 1856. At the age of nine years she came with her parents to Iowa where they settled on a farm northwest of Fairfield in Jefferson county.

She grew to womanhood on the farm and was there married to Thomas DAVIES, Oct. 28, 1875.

Mr. and Mrs. DAVIES established their new home on a farm about seven miles northwest of Fairfield in Blackhawk township which residence Mrs. DAVIES owned at the time of her death and which had been the DAVIES family home for more than a generation. Mr. DAVIES, her husband, a prominent farmer of Jefferson county preceded her in death August, 1925. Mr. DAVIES had been a member of the county board of supervisors and instrumental in building the Jefferson county hospital.

To this union were born three daughters, Kate, Adda and May.

Mrs. DAVIES became a christian early in life and had for many years been a member of the Methodist denomination. She was a woman who was especially fond of her home and the loss she sustained in Mr. DAVIS' (sic) passing was one from which she never recovered. She was an ardent lover of the great outdoors, of streams, trees, birds and flowers.

Mrs. DAVIES is survived by three duaghters, Mrs. Kate G. RIDER of Fairfield, Mrs. Adda A. PICKEN of Grimes, Iowa and Mrs. May D. HANNA, Des Moines, Ia., also three grandchildren, Thomas D. RIDER, Dunlap, Iowa; Robert R. and Florence Ruth RIDER of Fairfield and three great-grandchildren, Carolyn Jean, Marilyn Joyce and Roberta Ruth RIDER. A sister, Miss Laura V. ROSS of this city, also survives her. The late W. G. ROSS, former postmaster of Fairfield was a brother of Mrs. DAVIES.

On March 4, 1938 by an accident in her home, Mrs. DAVIES sustained a fractured hip. Complications together with this injury were the cause of her death.

Funeral services for Mrs. DAVIES were conducted at the Hoskins Funeral Home by Dr. M. A. Gable at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. Music mas (sic) furnished by a quartet from the Methodist choir with Mrs. E. G. Linder accompanying. The remains were laid to rest in the Fairfield Abbey.



We desire to thank our friends and neibhhors (sic) for their many expressions of sympathy and kindness shown during the illness and at the time of the death of our mother.

Mrs. Kate G. RIDER and family
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. PICKEN
Mr. and Mrs. John A. HANNA

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Buried originally in Fairfield Abbey, a mausoleum which stood in what is now the 6th Addition of Evergreen Cemetery. Due to structural problems in the 1960s, those interred there were moved to other accommodations, and the Abbey was demolished in 1968. Jessie and Thomas DAVIES were moved in 1968 from the Abbey to Lot 2nd.220 in Evergreen Cemetery.


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