John B. DAVIS
- Born: 7 Jul 1836, Crowan, Cornwall 1
- Christened: 31 Jul 1836, Crowan, Cornwall 2
- Married: 12 Aug 1864
- Died: 7 Apr 1913, Scales Mound, Jo Daviess, IL, USA 1
- Buried: Scales Mound Township Cemetery, Scales Mound, Jo Daviess, IL, USA 1
Another name for John was John DAVIES.
In 1880, John Davis (42) of England, carpenter, and wife Margaret (35) of Illinois, keeping house, were living in Council Hill, Jo Daviess, Illinois, USA. Present were children (born in IL): Stella (14), at school, Alvin (13), Labon (6), John (2). [John's brother Jacob and his family were living nextdoor.]
In 1900, John V? Davis (63) of England, farmer, and wife of 35 years Margaret (56) of Illinois (mother of 6 children, all living), were living in Council Hill, Jo Daviess, Illinois. Present were children (born in IL, all single): Laban (26), day laborer, John (22), day laborer, Lovella (15), Percy (13)
In 1910, John D? Davis (73) of England, own income, and wife of 38 years Margaret J. (66) of Illinois (mother of 6 children, all living), were living in Scales Mound, Jo Daviess, Illinois. Present were sons Lavin (36), farmer, Percy (23), laborer on home farm.
"Mr. John B. Davis had not been feeling the best for a few days, troubled with a cold. Last Monday afternoon, between three and four o'clock, he went out to the barn to gather eggs, and as he was gone longer from the house than usual a search of the barn yard was made for him, and finally his son Laban found him under the floor of the barn which was about three feet from the ground. Mr. Davis had crawled under the barn about fifteen feet, tied a pair of suspenders around his neck and over the floor [unknown] and was dead when Laban went to where he lay with his face downward not one foot from the ground. Dr. Tyrrell was at once telephoned for, but on his arrival at the home, one half mile south of town, found that his services were not required. Coroner Weoner was phoned for and came on the 6:05 evening train and held an inquest before the following jury: George Rittweger, foreman, L.J. Foley, R.R. Pooley, Ray James, Levi Williams, and Earl Rummel. The verdict of the Jury was that death was caused by his own act. No known cause for the rash deed had been thought of by the family.
Mr. Daviees [sic] was born in Cornwall, England, July 7, 1836, came to the United States when 14 years of age. Lived in Pennsylvania for about ten years, then came to Council Hill where he resided , except for the last six years in this township , for over one half of a century. He was married to Miss Margaret J. Hicks June 25, 1865. The home was blessed with four sons, Alvin, Laban, John and Percy, and two daughters, Estella, the wife of a Mr. Brew, of Oelwein, Ia, and Miss Lovella, who with the wife survive. Mr. Davis was an honest, industrious gentleman, never known to defraud anyone out of their just dues. He never left the home unless there was business requiring his attention. His death is greatly deplored by many. His age was 76 years and 9 months...." 1
John married Margaret Jane HICKS, daughter of Henry HICKS and Hester Ann INGRAM, on 12 Aug 1864. (Margaret Jane HICKS was born on 17 Jun 1843 in Guilford, Jo Daviess, IL, USA 3, died on 14 Jun 1915 in Council Hill, Jo Daviess, IL, USA 3 and was buried in Scales Mound Township Cemetery, Scales Mound, Jo Daviess, IL, USA 3.)
Obit states marriage took place on 25 Jun 1865.