Margaret M. Davalt

F, b. 30 March 1881, d. 30 September 1974
     Margaret M. Davalt was born on 30 March 1881 at Clark Co., MO. She was the daughter of Samuel Davalt and Marium Maria Coffeen. Margaret M. Davalt died on 30 September 1974 at age 93. She was buried in October 1974 at University Park Cemetery, University Park, Mahaska Co., IA, Findagrave #104926754.
Note: Did not marry.

Martha Ellen Davalt1

F, b. 21 December 1853, d. 12 November 1932
     Martha Ellen Davalt was born on 21 December 1853 at Clark Co., MO.1 She was the daughter of John Davalt and Julia Ann Blevins.1 Martha Ellen Davalt married Silas Bennett McCoy, son of Alexander McCoy and Ann Stump, on 26 February 1885 at Clark Co., MO. Martha Ellen Davalt lived on 4 June 1900 at Wyaconda, Clark Co., MO.2 She died on 12 November 1932 at Keokuk, Lee Co., IA, at age 78. She was buried in November 1932 at Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee Co., IA, Findagrave #115195235.

Children of Martha Ellen Davalt and Silas Bennett McCoy

Citations

  1. [S4290] 1860 Federal Census, Clark County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 614; FHL #803614.
  2. [S4291] 1900 Federal Census, Clark County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 848; FHL #1240848.

Mary Elizabeth Davalt

F, b. 20 October 1886, d. 13 December 1972
     Mary Elizabeth Davalt was also known as "Maymie". She was born on 20 October 1886 at Missouri. She was the daughter of Jacob I. Davalt and Alice Odessa Samples. Mary Elizabeth Davalt married Taylor E. Ross, son of John Alexer Ross and Mary Madline Clark, on 24 December 1910 at Prentiss, Beckham Co., OK. Mary Elizabeth Davalt died on 13 December 1972 at McAllen, Hidalgo Co., TX, at age 86.
Note: In 1918, Taylor and Mary Ross loaded their family and belongings into a Model T automobile and left Oklahoma for Hidalgo County, Texas. Taylor later served as Sheriff of Hidalgo County. They lived in Mission.

Children of Mary Elizabeth Davalt and Taylor E. Ross

Mary Magdalene Davalt1

F, b. 5 August 1845, d. 4 January 1933
     Mary Magdalene Davalt was born on 5 August 1845 at Clark Co., MO, actual date may have been a year or two earlier -- 1850 census shows her age 7. DLB 2017.1 She was the daughter of John Davalt and Julia Ann Blevins.1 Mary Magdalene Davalt married John Stump, son of David Stump and Susannah Ade, on 27 December 1863 at St. Francisville, Clark Co., MO. Mary Magdalene Davalt died on 4 January 1933 at St. Francisville, Clark Co., MO, at age 87.

Children of Mary Magdalene Davalt and John Stump

Citations

  1. [S1667] 1850 Federal Census, Clark County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 396.
  2. [S4293] 1870 Federal Census, Clark County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 769; FHL #552268.
  3. [S3123] 1880 Federal Census, Clark County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 681; FHL #1254681.
  4. [S4291] 1900 Federal Census, Clark County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 848; FHL #1240848.

Minnie Ellis Davalt

F, b. 21 July 1867, d. 22 January 1978
     Minnie Ellis Davalt was born on 21 July 1867 at Clark Co., MO. She was the daughter of Samuel Davalt and Marium Maria Coffeen. Minnie Ellis Davalt married Warren Davis Druse, son of Warren Druse and Eunice B. Davis, on 24 November 1904 at Kahoka, Clark Co., MO. Minnie Ellis Davalt died on 22 January 1978 at Nevada, Story Co., IA, at age 110 Obituary -- The Des Moines Register, January 24, 1978

The Des Moines Register; January 24, 1978

Minnie Druse, Iowa's oldest resident died Sunday afternoon at the age of 110. She was born July 21, 1867. Family members said they were told by officials of the Methodist Church that she was also the oldest living member of the church In the United States. Mrs. Druse's life began on a Missouri farm, near Kahoka almost due west of Keokuk, where she was raised with her two brothers and three sisters. For the next 110 years, Mrs. Druse followed a rather typical lifestyle for a girl born into a an Emmet County settlement of 1,060 persons. In 1904, at the age of 37, she married a longtime sweetheart, Warren Druse.

She was buried in January 1978 at McCallsburg Cemetery, McCallsburg, Story Co., IA, Findagrave #44868916.
Note: At the time of her death, Minnie was reported to be the seventh oldest person in the United States and the tenth oldest person in the world.


NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Times Republican, Marshalltown; Thursday, July 17, 1969 (Find-A-Grave)

MRS. MINNIE DRUSE EYES 102 YEAR
NEVADA - (Special) - Mrs. Minnie Druse was honored Sunday for her 102nd birthday which is next Monday. She makes her home at Harrison Haven.
Her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Lura and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Harrison hosted the party. Friends came from Des Moines and Indianola.

Child of Minnie Ellis Davalt and Warren Davis Druse

Nila Lucille Davalt

F, b. 5 December 1914, d. 23 December 1982
     Nila Lucille Davalt was born on 5 December 1914 at Doxey, Beckham Co., OK. She was the daughter of John Davalt and Bessie Chloe Farrar. Nila Lucille Davalt married William Leon Hindman, son of Ollie Thurman Hindman and Elsie M. Hughey, on 23 July 1933 at Sayre, Beckham Co., OK. Nila Lucille Davalt lived in April 1940 at Merritt Twp., Beckham Co., OK.1 She died on 23 December 1982 at Sayre, Beckham Co., OK, at age 68.

Children of Nila Lucille Davalt and William Leon Hindman

Citations

  1. [S4381] 1940 Federal Census, Beckham County, Oklahoma. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3276.

Priscilla Davalt1

F, b. 12 January 1858, d. 3 January 1950
     Priscilla Davalt was born on 12 January 1858 at Clark Co., MO.1,2 She was the daughter of John Davalt and Julia Ann Blevins.1 Priscilla Davalt married John S. Walker, son of Joel J. Walker and Elizabeth Burke, on 23 March 1879 at Clark Co., MO. Priscilla Davalt lived on 2 June 1900 at Walnut Street, Wyaconda, Clark Co., MO.2 She died on 3 January 1950 at Keokuk, Lee Co., IA, at age 91. She was buried in January 1950 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Keokuk, Lee Co., IA, Findagrave #148499109.

Children of Priscilla Davalt and John S. Walker

Citations

  1. [S4290] 1860 Federal Census, Clark County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 614; FHL #803614.
  2. [S4291] 1900 Federal Census, Clark County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 848; FHL #1240848.

Prudence Davalt1

F, b. 5 October 1838, d. 27 June 1917
     Prudence Davalt was also known as "Prudy".1 She was born on 5 October 1838 at Crawford Co., MO.1 She was the daughter of John Davalt and Julia Ann Blevins.1 Prudence Davalt married George C. DeVault, son of Jasper DeVault and Nancy Ross, on 25 March 1858. Prudence Davalt married Lawrence Leonard Dyer circa 1909. Prudence Davalt died on 27 June 1917 at Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO, at age 78. She was buried in 1917 at Marble Hill Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO, unmarked grave. Findagrave #58263739.

Children of Prudence Davalt and George C. DeVault

Citations

  1. [S1667] 1850 Federal Census, Clark County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 396.

Rachel Davalt1

F, b. 10 September 1848, d. 26 July 1911
     Rachel Davalt was born on 10 September 1848 at Clark Co., MO.1 She was the daughter of John Davalt and Julia Ann Blevins.1 Rachel Davalt married Nelson Brown McCoy, son of Hiram McCoy and Lucinda Stump, on 25 December 1867 at Home of the Bride, Clark Co., MO. Rachel Davalt died on 26 July 1911 at Kern Co., CA, at age 62. She was buried in July 1911 at Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA, Findagrave #86472664.

Child of Rachel Davalt and Nelson Brown McCoy

Citations

  1. [S1667] 1850 Federal Census, Clark County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 396.

Robert Eugene Davalt

M, b. 20 October 1939, d. 8 August 2013
     Robert Eugene Davalt was born on 20 October 1939 at Elk City, Beckham Co., OK. He was the son of Robert Leeon Davalt and Ilene Marie Lyda. Robert Eugene Davalt began military service U.S. Navy, 22 years service including as paymaster. He died on 8 August 2013 at Fresno, Fresno Co., CA, at age 73 OBITUARY - Fresno Bee on August 18, 2013

Robert Eugene Davalt , age 73, of Clovis passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2013, in Fresno. Robert spent 22 years in the United States Navy as a pay master. He has been around the world approximately three times in his travels in his military career. In 1978, at the age of 39, he retired from the Navy. After retiring he went to work at Zacky Farms for 16 years as a warehouse manager. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 51 years, Lynda (Morris) Davalt; one daughter, Marilene (Davalt) Quintana and her husband Allen, of Fresno; son, Robert E. Davalt II and his wife Dena, of Pennsylvania; step-sister, Dola (Joseph) Owens of Fairfield, Ca; Nine grandchildren, Derrick and Michael Davalt of Pennsylvania, Jason Davalt and his wife Sarah of Reno Nv., and Dylan Davalt of Michigan, Lynita (Quintana) Livingston and husband Kyle, of Montgomery, Al., Bethany, Marissa, and Sarah Quintana of Fresno, and Cody Robert Davalt of Clovis; three great-grandchildren, Ian Davalt of Michigan, Samuel James and Hailee Rose Davalt of Reno, Nv. Robert is preceded in death by his father, Robert Leeoen Davalt; step-father, Virgil Joseph; son, James Virgil Davalt; mother, Ilene M. Joseph, step-sister, Janice Collins; and Sister, Anna (Davalt) Grow. A Memorial Service was held at Valley Bible Church of Clovis, with Pastor Larry Garner officiating, on Wednesday Aug 14, 2013. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Chapel of the Light, 1620 West Belmont Avenue, Fresno, California (559)233-6254.

He was buried on 25 September 2013 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co., VA, Findagrave #115658100.

Child of Robert Eugene Davalt

Robert Leeon Davalt

M, b. 8 August 1917, d. 11 August 1985
     Robert Leeon Davalt was also known as "Lee". He was born on 8 August 1917 at Doxey, Beckham Co., OK. He was the son of John Davalt and Bessie Chloe Farrar. Robert Leeon Davalt married Ilene Marie Lyda, daughter of Estel H. Lyda and Clara Margaret Nagel, on 14 November 1937 at Putnam, Dewey Co., OK. Robert Leeon Davalt and Ilene Marie Lyda were divorced. Robert Leeon Davalt married Barbara Maxine Armantrout, daughter of John Harvey Armantrout and Katherine Gregor, on 4 November 1944 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. Robert Leeon Davalt lived in 1965 at Dighton, Lane Co., KS. He died on 11 August 1985 at Winchester, Westminster Co., CO, at age 68. He was buried in August 1985 at Olinger Highland Mortuary and Cemetery, Thornton, Adams Co., CO, Findagrave #45188900.
Note: Robert stood 5'11" with dark hair and brown eyes. He worked in an airplane factory before he was drafted for World War II. After the war he farmed wheat near Dighton, Kansas. Later became a long-haul truck driver of his own rig, then moving to Denver, Colorado.

Children of Robert Leeon Davalt and Ilene Marie Lyda

Samuel Davalt1

M, b. 19 August 1836, d. 2 July 1926
     Samuel Davalt was born on 19 August 1836 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 He was the son of John Davalt and Julia Ann Blevins.1 Samuel Davalt married Marium Maria Coffeen, daughter of Joseph Richardson Coffeen and Miriam Buckler Payton, on 21 February 1861 at Clark Co., MO. Samuel Davalt began military service on 27 February 1864 Enlisted, Co. "G", 21st Missouri Volunteer Infantry, mustered in 27 FEB 1864, Hannibal, by J. F. Benjamin, promoted to Corporal 12 APR 1866, mustered out 19 APR 1866. He died on 2 July 1926 at Clark Co., MO, at age 89. He was buried in 1926 at University Park Cemetery, University Park, Mahaska Co., IA, Findagrave #104926813.

Children of Samuel Davalt and Marium Maria Coffeen

Citations

  1. [S1667] 1850 Federal Census, Clark County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 396.

Samuel Oral Davalt

M, b. 3 October 1881, d. 7 January 1969
     Samuel Oral Davalt was born on 3 October 1881 at Keokuk, Lee Co., IA. He was the son of Jacob I. Davalt and Alice Odessa Samples. Samuel Oral Davalt married Nancy Maude Johnson, daughter of Isaac Johnson and Eda Abigail Yoes, on 3 July 1904 at Doxey, Beckham Co., OK. Samuel Oral Davalt died on 7 January 1969 at Houston, Harris Co., TX, at age 87. He was buried in January 1969 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX, Findagrave #137681747.

Children of Samuel Oral Davalt and Nancy Maude Johnson

Samuel Roy Davalt

M, b. 5 July 1886, d. 13 August 1967
     Samuel Roy Davalt was born on 5 July 1886 at Missouri. He was the son of Samuel Davalt and Marium Maria Coffeen. Samuel Roy Davalt began military service WW I service, U.S. Army. He died on 13 August 1967 at age 81. He was buried in August 1967 at University Park Cemetery, University Park, Mahaska Co., IA, Findagrave #104926766.

Thomas Gregory Davalt

M, b. 29 July 1953, d. 8 June 1990
     Thomas Gregory Davalt was born on 29 July 1953. He was the son of Harlan Hubert Davalt. Thomas Gregory Davalt died on 8 June 1990 at Duval Co., FL, at age 36. He was buried in June 1990 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL, Findagrave #140081949.

William I. Davalt

M, b. 1862, d. 1865
     William I. Davalt was born in 1862 at Clark Co., MO. He was the son of Samuel Davalt and Marium Maria Coffeen. William I. Davalt died in 1865 at Clark Co., MO.

Davalt

M, b. 8 March 1909, d. 8 March 1909
     Davalt died on 8 March 1909 at Sayre, Beckham Co., OK. He was born on 8 March 1909 at Sayre, Beckham Co., OK. He was the son of John Davalt and Bessie Chloe Farrar. Davalt was buried in March 1909 at Sayre-Doxey Cemetery, Sayre, Beckham Co., OK.

Davalt

F, b. 11 May 1908, d. 11 May 1908
     Davalt died on 11 May 1908 at Doxey, Beckham Co., OK. She was born on 11 May 1908 at Doxey, Beckham Co., OK. She was the daughter of John Davalt and Bessie Chloe Farrar. Davalt was buried in May 1908 at Sayre-Doxey Cemetery, Sayre, Beckham Co., OK.

Abraham DaVault

M, b. 3 March 1835, d. 10 May 1902
     Note: Two additional children died in infancy. Abraham DaVault was born on 3 March 1835 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Peter Davault and Mary Virginia Hoss. Abraham DaVault married Medora E. Jones, daughter of Thomas Jones and Catherine (?), on 14 July 1868. Occupation: Prominent educator in Montgomery County, MO -- literature teacher as of the 1880 census. in 1880.1 Abraham DaVault died on 10 May 1902 at Jonesburg, Montgomery Co., MO, at age 67.

Children of Abraham DaVault and Medora E. Jones

Citations

  1. [S2252] 1880 Federal Census, Audrain County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 672; FHL #1254672.

Ada Belle DaVault

F, b. October 1888, d. 1938
     Ada Belle DaVault was born in October 1888 at Illinois. She was the daughter of Jacob Wesley DaVault and Rebecca Frances Helmick. Ada Belle DaVault married Charles Frederick Randel, son of Charles Henry Randel and Helena Margaret Anton, on 3 June 1908 at Douglas Co., KS. Ada Belle DaVault died in 1938. She was buried in 1938 at Vinland Cemetery, Baldwin City, Douglas Co., KS.

Children of Ada Belle DaVault and Charles Frederick Randel

Citations

  1. [S1857] 1910 Federal Census, Douglas County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 438; FHL #1374451.
  2. [S1858] 1920 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 541.
  3. [S1859] 1930 Federal Census, Douglas County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 700; FHL #2340435.

Albirtie DaVault

F, b. 1881, d. 1881
     Albirtie DaVault died in 1881 at New Florence, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She was born in 1881 at New Florence, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of John DaVault and Sophia A. Fullington. Albirtie DaVault was buried in 1881 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Alfred DaVault

M, b. 14 April 1842, d. 17 March 1932
     Alfred DaVault was born on 14 April 1842 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Peter Davault and Mary Virginia Hoss. Alfred DaVault married Sarah Corrine McNeily, daughter of Levi McNeily and Ann Sperry, on 24 November 1862 at Missouri. Alfred DaVault married Elizabeth Gardner, daughter of Philo Gardner and Susan Young, on 13 December 1882 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. Occupation: Farmer, Deputy Sheriff and Sheriff. Alfred DaVault was Methodist.
Note: Old Settlers Association, Montgomery County, Missouri, Sixth Reunion, August 6, 1887
Thomas J. Powell's grove 1/2 mile west of New Florence, Alfred Davault elected Vice-President.

Old Settlers Association, Montgomery County, Missouri, Eighth Reunion, August 3, 1889 Alfred Davault elected Vice-President.

Old Settlers Association, Montgomery County, Missouri, Tenth Reunion, August 1, 1891 Alfred Davault elected to Board of Directors

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Montgomery Standard, May 13, 1904
A few nights ago a young cyclone struck in the vicinity of Alf Davault's farm. Fences were laid
down like straws. A t Mr. Davault's the bay window was damaged and the family very much frightened.

Montgomery Standard, Montgomery City, Missouri, April 27, 1923
Saturday evening, April 14, 1923, about 30 invited guests assembled at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Lavender, in this city, the occasion being a compliment to the hostess's father, Mr. Alfred Davault, on his 81st birthday. Mr. Davault is one of the oldest native born residents of this place; he was born and raised less than one-half mile from town, on the Boonslick road where his parents, who were early pioneers from Kentucky (sic) pre-empted a large tract of land south of town and founded the Davault Tavern on the Boonslick Trail. Later they remodeled it into a modern country home, where they spent the remainder of their lives and raised a large family of children. Mr. J. U. Knox, a grandson, now resides there and recently a D.A.R. marker has been placed by "the old tavern site". Mr. Davault is the only one of the family who remains in this vicinity. He now resides on his farm adjoining town, which he has owned for nearly 60 years. His wife, formerly Miss Lizzie Gardner, of this place, is the presiding genius of his well appointed home, where a smile and a warm welcome awaits all comers. They have 6 children, all of whom are honored and esteemed members of society and are filling useful positions in life.
Mr. Davault still retains his usual activities and devotes much time to his church and the I.O.O.F., where he is always found holding a prominent official position, and is a favorite teacher in the Sunday School. He is a prominent Democrat and served both state and county well for many years. He delights to spend much time and effort in his garden and among his fruits and flowers, and enjoys hunting and fishing.
All of the family with the exception on one son, Alfred, Jr., who is employed in the far west, were present to enjoy the evening with him. After much pleasant conversation and jolly games all were invited to the dining room where the lights were unespectedly switched off. In a moment the two little grandsons, Davault Nunnelly and Harold Lavender, appeared in the doorway bearing between them a daintily appointed tray laden with a large glistening white angle food cake wreathed in fragrant spring blossoms and brightly adorned with 81 lighted candles; quickly they crossed the room and presented it to Grandpa as his birthday gift. Dainty refreshments were then served by the hostess, assisted by Misses Lillian and Edith Davault and Mrs. H. H. Davault; later the little ones present were the center of attraction, and all enjoyed the beautiful songs rendered by Miss Edith Davault with Mrs. Lavender at the piano.
At a late hour, after wishing Mr. Davault many more long years brightened with warm friendships, sweet music, fragrant flowers and good things to eat, the guests departed, thanking Mr. and Mrs. Lavender for a very delightful evening.
Those attending were Mr. and Mrs Alfred Davault, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knox, Mr. and Mrs. J. U. Knox, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knox, Elmer Duebbert and family, Ad Bishop and family, Howard Nunnelly and family, Herbert Davault and wife, P. A. Davis and wife, Mrs. Fannie Davault, Mrs. Angie Pemberton, Miss Martha Knox, Misses Lillian and Edith Davault, William Knox, Jr.

He died on 17 March 1932 at Missouri at age 89. He was buried in March 1932 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Child of Alfred DaVault and Sarah Corrine McNeily

Children of Alfred DaVault and Elizabeth Gardner

Alfred DaVault

M, b. 9 December 1885, d. 21 June 1949
     Alfred DaVault was born on 9 December 1885. He was the son of Alfred DaVault and Elizabeth Gardner. Alfred DaVault lived at Denver, CO; later Oakland, Alameda Co., CA. He died on 21 June 1949 at Mexico, Audrain Co., MO, at age 63. He was buried in June 1949 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Alma Grace Davault1

F, b. 1903, d. 1987
     Alma Grace Davault was born in 1903 at Pratt Co., KS.1 She was the daughter of Frederick Adolph Davault and Alma Sue Dyerly.1 Alma Grace Davault married William Hovey Templeman. Alma Grace Davault married W. C. Crowder. Alma Grace Davault died in 1987. She was buried in 1987 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #76144524.

Children of Alma Grace Davault and William Hovey Templeman

Citations

  1. [S2045] 1910 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 453; FHL #1374466.

Angeline Estell DaVault

F, b. 19 October 1883, d. 26 November 1955
     Angeline Estell DaVault was born on 19 October 1883 at Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of Alfred DaVault and Elizabeth Gardner. Angeline Estell DaVault was graduated at Hardin College, Music Major, Mexico, Audrain Co., MO. She married Moses Greer Lavender, son of Robert Lavender and Emma C. (?), on 8 January 1908 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO, From New Florence Leader:

LAVENDER -- DAVAULT

Some sixty or more friends assembled at the home of Mr and Mrs Alf Davault Wednesday evening the 8th, to witness the taking on of wedding vows by Mr Moses G. Lavender and Miss Angeline Davault.
Introductory to the service, a song, Hearts and Flowers, with transpositions, was sweetly and with appropriateness rendered by Miss Floye See.
In a room trimmed with mistletow, palms and flowers and as the wedding march was being played by Miss Edith Davault, Mr Bruce Davault and Miss Susie Pemberton led the way for the unassuming couple. Rev J W Ham in a very pretty and sufficiently solemn service pronounced them man and wife.
To the dining room next assembled, a full course supper was served which exemplified the splendid reputation of Mrs Davault and daughters as artisans in preparing delectables.
The evening was pleasantly passed and Mr and Mrs Lavender received a shower of congratulations from the friends assembled.
The list of presents was large and contained many handsome and valuable ones.
Miss Angie is the oldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Alf Davault. She is a great favorite, not only with Mr Lavender, but with all. She is one or our best musicians and for church and Sunday School work she is unexcelled. The members of her Sunday School class cling to her with love and affection.
Mr Lavender was born near Jonesburg. Some seven years ago he came to New Florence and began his work with the LEADER and but for a brief stay in Colorado has been with us continuously. His devotion to his work, his exemplary christian life merit from us our highest praise. No young man enjoys the confidence of the people more than he.
They are now keeping house in the White property with life's happiness before them.

Occupation: Taught music and managed the New Florence Leader newspaper.
Note: Letter on Leader Publishing Company (Letter head)
PUBLISHERS OF
Montgomery County Leader
M. G. LAVENDER, Editor

New Florence, MO. Wed. evening
My dear Minnie :- Was so very glad to get your letter today for we have all worried so much about you & I've said a dozen times that knew you were surely not well or you would have written. I hope you are better now & will soon be feeling better. You have had so much it isn't easy to get over soon. But do hope you will soon get stronger. Don't try to do much, perhaps when spring comes you'll feel better. Mose & Harold are at church, a revival is going on & M. thinks he must go at least part of the time. I've been rather busy since Xmas, one week cold packed beef, put up 12 cans, & another week had a dressed hog & had to make lard, sugar cure hams & one shoulder & sides, & H. & I made 25 lbs. sausage, then I fried down in qt. jars part of the sausage, then last week on Friday afternoon I had a little "Stork Shower" for a neighbor who was moving to near Mexico. On Sat. had company, & again on Sunday had John & Maggie Lavender from McKittrick all day, one week made little mince-meat, one week cooked my big pumpkin & cold packed it so really haven't had a minute , & this week since Sat. I've really been almost sick with a very bad cold, is some better now. M. had it. Mama has some cold but stays in so close, we didn't get to go home Sunday with company. Edith hasn't been up since New Year's Day. Imagine she will be coming home next week or so for a visit. Lillie is fine, hasn't been as busy since Xmas as before. How is June? You didn't say if she had gone back to school. Tell her H. went skating last night & is going again after church (he didn't want to go to church had to make him). Am going to send you the Leader Minnie.
Maybe you can hear what we are doing that way, altho news is mighty scarce now, so quiet. Edith wrote that Jack was better, she was out last week to see them, & that Annie was trying to get on the Radio, Mr. Pfaff was feeling very well. Have you gotten you a Radio yet? If not get one they are lots of company, sometimes I turn ours off because I need quiet, I hear so much noise all day am tired at night. Now Minnie the first Sunday you are able & it is pretty I want you all to come down for the whole day. I don't have to know it just come on. I always have enough for extras & we are so anxious for you to come just come any Sunday Geo. can get off & when the weather gets a little warmer you are coming down & stay a week we'll just love to have you & I'm not going to take no. First time can get Howard & Catherine to take a day off am going to make them bring us up, had weather Howard is tired from driving all day week days & I don't go much on Sundays. We have Pusses again for this year so Mose & I will come up some of these times, but we want you all to come just as soon as you feel like it I won't go to any trouble. Do hope you get well soon & try to get an appetite. No trouble to get my family to eat, I'm only afraid thay will over eat. H. has had two spells of indigestion lately from eating too much pie, but he never gets full & is growing so tall. Let us know how you feel & try & rest up, you are just worn out from never resting, so try to rest all you can. Now come down all of you just as soon as you can for want you to. Must close for we go to bed rather early, & get up at 5 on work mornings. Love to all of you Angie Lavender.

Angeline Estell DaVault died on 26 November 1955 at Mexico, Audrain Co., MO, at age 72. She was buried in November 1955 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Child of Angeline Estell DaVault and Moses Greer Lavender

Anna Theresa DaVault

F, b. March 1878, d. 6 July 1952
     Anna Theresa DaVault was born in March 1878 at Jonesburg, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of Abraham DaVault and Medora E. Jones. Anna Theresa DaVault lived at St. Louis, MO. She died on 6 July 1952 at St. Louis, MO, at age 74 OBITUARY - Montgomery City Standard; July 17 1952; Page 1
Passing Of Annie Therese Davault
Annie Therese Davault, youngest daughter of Abraham and Medora Jones Davault, was born and reared to young womanhood in Jonesburg, Missouri. She received her education there and at Howard Payne College, Fayette, and was also a graduate of the Perry School of Expression in St. Louis, and studied this art in other places, including the East. From childhood she was most talented in this pleasing art and was an adept at dialect impersonation, particularly that of the Negro race, in which she could not be surpassed. She was very generous with her talent and gave freely of it for her church and patriotic organizations. She often came to her old home town to assist in a financial way. Annie was a friendly person of genial nature and was always a popular and highly esteemed Jonesburg daughter. Her visits from time to time brought a world of pleasure to a host of kindred and friends.
For years she traveled as a lyceum and Chataqua attraction, spending much time in the far West. Following her father's death the family moved to St. Louis which was their place of residence for many years and there, after several years illness, she passed away last Sunday evening, July 8th. Father, mother, brother-in-law, J. M. Pfaff, and other near relatives had preceeded her in death. She is survived by an only sister, Mrs. Juliet Pfaff; a nephew, Justus Pfaff; two aunts; Mrs.. J. D. Ebert and Miss Maudie Jones; a number of cousins, other kindred and friends.
She became a member of the Methodist Church in early youth. She was a good daughter, sister, relative and friend and her memory will ever be cherished by all those who knew and loved her. Her wonderful talent brought entertainment and pleasure to hundreds. Last rites in her honor were held at the Harding Mortuary in Jonesburg on Tuesday afternoon July 5th with Rev. Don Jacobs officiating. He stressed that health of the soul was far more important than health of the body. Rev. Frank Getty sang three numbers with Mrs. F. J. Boehmer as the accompanist. The songs were "Does Jesus Care", "Somebody Knows", and "Close To Thee". Casket bearers were old friends - Will Van Studdiford, Fleet Palmer, Stirling Graham, Charles Carr, Frank Boehmer and William Dothage. Interment was in the Jonesburg Cemetery beside other loved ones.


Note: did not marry.

Bertha Rose Davault1

F, b. 20 March 1883, d. 29 January 1962
     Bertha Rose Davault was born on 20 March 1883 at Phelps Co., MO.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Davault and Lucinda Isabelle Blain.1 Bertha Rose Davault died on 29 January 1962 at St. James, Phelps Co., MO, at age 78. She was buried in February 1962 at Dawson Cemetery, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #166835455.

Citations

  1. [S1278] 1900 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 880 - 881; FHL #1240880 - 81.

Bruce Thomas Davault

M, b. 26 May 1876, d. 1 February 1937
     Bruce Thomas Davault was born on 26 May 1876 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Frederick Davault and Margaret Ellen McCleary. Bruce Thomas Davault married Gertrude Dunkin, daughter of James Dunkin and Malvina Key, on 25 May 1911 at Mexico, Audrain Co., MO,


WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT - Montgomery County Leader
Davault -- Dunkin.
Married at the home of the bride's parents, near Mexico, Thursday, May 25th, 1911, Mr. Bruce Davault and Miss Gertrude Dunkin. Only the immediate relatives of the bride were present. Miss Dunkin is quite an accomplished young lady and for several years past has been teaching school in Audrain county.
Bruce is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davault of this place, and was born and raised (in) New Florence, and is a young man of sterling worth. For the past few years he has been a postal clerk in the post office at Tulsa, Okla. They went to St. Louis on No. 12 last night. They will return to this place next week for a few days
visit. They will make their home in Tulsa, where a new home, nicely furnished is awaiting them.
The LEADER extends best wishes.

Occupation: Post office and grocery business.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Montgomery Standard, Montgomery City, Missouri, September 10, 1904,
page 14, column 2
Bruce Davault took a part of his fine shorthorn cattle to the world's fair the past week and will remain there with them while they are on exhibition. This is the same stock with which he carried off so many blue ribbons at the street fair last year and it is to be hoped they will bring home some blue ribbons from the Louisiana Purchase fair.

Bruce Thomas Davault died on 1 February 1937 at San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, at age 60


OBITUARY:
Bruce Davault Dead
Word was received at this place Thursday morning telling of the death of Bruce Davault at his home in San Diego, Calif. on Monday, February 1st, 1937, aged about 61 years.
Bruce was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davault, and was born and reared on what is now known as the Ekey farm West of town. He left here in 1906 and spent a few months in Colorado, then going to Okla., where he was in the Civil Service for several years. He later engaged in the grocery business. Several years ago, on account of ill health he went to Arizona to seek relief from his affliction -- the asthma -- then the family went to California where they have since resided.
He was married about 1910, to Miss Gertrude Dunkin, of near Mexico. To this union was born two children, a son and daughter who with the widow survive. Funeral services were held at the Bonham Bros. Mortuary at San Diego, Wednesday.
His parents passed away a number of years ago. He leaves three brothers, E. C. Davault of Santa Ana, Calif., and E. L. Davault, of Riverside, Calif., and Wm. Davault, of near Williamsburg, besides many
other relatives and friends.

He was buried in February 1937 at Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

Children of Bruce Thomas Davault and Gertrude Dunkin

Carl A. DaVault

M, b. 24 October 1885, d. 19 November 1969
     Carl A. DaVault was born on 24 October 1885 at Denison, Grayson Co., TX. He was the son of John DaVault and Sophia A. Fullington. Occupation: Real Estate agent in 1930 at Denison, Grayson Co., TX.
Note: Carl was a Texas delegate to the 1932 Repubican National Convention. Carl A. DaVault lived at Denison, Grayson, TX. He died on 19 November 1969 at Grayson Co., TX, at age 84. He was buried in November 1969 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Catherine DaVault

F, b. 26 November 1836, d. 20 May 1875
     Catherine DaVault was also known as "Kittie".
Note: Inherited the Davault Tavern (Missouri) from her father. She was born on 26 November 1836 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of Peter Davault and Mary Virginia Hoss. Catherine DaVault married David Franklin Knox, son of William Knox and Sarah Clark, in 1858 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. Catherine DaVault died on 20 May 1875 at Missouri at age 38. She was buried in May 1875 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Children of Catherine DaVault and David Franklin Knox