Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - James M. and Mary Davis

James M. Davis
Mar. 9, 1845
Aug. 28, 1917

Mary Rutter
Dec. 31, 1844
Jan. 9, 1916

Both are buried in Smithland Cemetery. Tombstones photographed 3 December 2015.

According to death certificate #3569 (1917), James M. Davis,  the son of James Davis and Louisa Toley, died in Riverside Hospital, Paducah, Kentucky. In his obituary in The Louisville Courier-Journal of 29 August 1917, it states Davis was Livingston County Sheriff for two terms and served one term as County Judge. Three weeks before his death he married Mrs. Mollie Unselt of McCracken County. His survivors included six daughters, Mrs. L.H. Adams of Smithland, Mrs. W.E. Abell of Birdsville, Mrs. Harry Worden of Hampton, Mrs. L.D. Threlkeld of Oklahoma City, Mrs. H.D. Chipps of Corinth, Miss. and Mrs. Frank Bush of Jackson, Miss.

Mary Rutter Davis' death certificate #23224 (1916) identifies her parents as Jonathan Rutter and Mary Ann Coleman, both of whom were born in Livingston County.

Published 13 September 2016, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http:/wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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