Thursday, June 6, 2019

Kittie LaRue Davis and Family

Kittie L.
Wife of
A.G. Davis
May 15, 1874
Feb. 18, 1902
Asleep in Jesus
Erected by Mother

Son of
A.C. & K.L.
Feb. 17
July 24
[side of Kittie's tombstone]

Kittie L. Larue Davis and her son, Lee Davis, are buried in Salem Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. The tombstones were photographed 28 December 2017.

Kittie Lee Larue was born in Livingston County  in 1874 to Marion and Eliza E.  Kidd[1] and married A.G. Davis 3 March 1901. The next year their only child, a son, was born and one day after his birth, Kittie passed away. The baby son died  five months later.

Copy of original Marriage Certificate 
A.G. Davis and Kitty L. LaRue

According to her obituary, Kittie Lee Davis died at her mother's home (Mrs. Browning) in Salem, Kentucky. [2] She professed religion in 1894 and joined the Methodist Church South in 1898. She left a mother, husband, three sisters and one brother to mourn her loss.

Buried next to Kittie is her mother, Eliza Browning. The 1900 census shows Elizabeth [sic] Browning, widow, with her son, Fred G. LaRue, and daughter, Kittie L. LaRue, in the household.[3]  

Eliza LaRue
1840 - 1921

[1] Kittie L. Larue Davis died before death records were officially kept in Kentucky. The death certificate of her brother, Dr. F.G. LaRue (#12164), who died in 1939, identifies his parents as Marion LaRue and Eliza Kidd.
[2] "Obituary," Crittenden Press, Thurs., 20 Mar 1902, p. 16.
[3] 1900 Livingston County, Kentucky census Dyers Hill Mag. Dist. 4, p. 20, E.D. 0056,

Published 6 June 2019, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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