John Davalt

M, b. 20 March 1880, d. 6 March 1948
     John Davalt was born on 20 March 1880 at Cantril, Van Buren Co., IA. He was the son of Jacob I. Davalt and Alice Odessa Samples. John Davalt married Bessie Chloe Farrar, daughter of Edward E. Farrar and Rebecca Elizabeth Taylor, on 1 January 1905 at Doxey, Roger Mills Co., Oklahoma Territory. John Davalt lived on 15 April 1910 at Merritt Twp., Beckham Co., OK, Farming.1 Occupation: Farmer and horse trainer. He died on 6 March 1948 at Elk City, Beckham Co., OK, at age 67 Obituaries:

John Davalt
Rites AT Elk
Tuesday, March 9
Services for John Davalt, route 4, Sayre, who died of a heart attack in Elk City Saturday noon, were held Tuesday, March 9, at the First Baptist church in Elk City at 2:30 p.m. with Reverend H. L. Janes and Rev Garland Wilson, Sayre officiating.
He filed on a farm in 1900 where he was residing at the time of his death. Mr. Davalt was born March 20, 1880 at Cantrell, Iowa. He was married January 1, 1905 at Sayre to Bessie Farrar.
Two children preceded him in death.
Mr. Davalt is survived by his wife and four children. Eddie of Elk City; Lee of Dighton, Kansas; Mrs. Georgia Fuchs, Elk City; Mrs. Lucille Hindman of Sayre; three sisters, Mrs. Em Farrar of Sandpoint, Idaho; Mrs Mamie Ross of Mission, Texas, Mrs Grace Grisham, Sayre; one brother, Sam of Houston, Texas, eleven grandchildren.
Burial was in the Sayre-Doxey Cemetery.


JOHN DEVALT
ELK CITY -- Services for John Davalt, Sayre, route 4, who died while visiting in Elk City Saturday, were in the local First Baptist church.
He was born March 20, 1880, in Cantrell, Iowa and came to Beckham county in 1900.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Eddie of Elk City and Lee of Dighton, Kan; two daughters, Mrs Georgia Fuchs of Elk City and Mrs. Lucille Hinkman of Sayre; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Farrar of Sandpoint, Idaho; Mrs Mamie Ross of Mission, Texas, and Mrs. Grace Grishom of Sayre; a brother, Sam Davalt of Houston, and 11 grandchildren.


John DeVault
Drops Dead In
Local Cafe
John DeVault of the DeVault Machine Shop, 211 West Sixth, dropped dead while eating dinner at a local cafe at 12:15 on Saturday.
It was reported that he had taken only one bite when he fell into the arms of his son, Eddie DeVault, who was with his father at the time that the heart attack struck him.
DeVault was 68 years of age. He is said to have had an attack on Friday night, but it was thought that it was not serious.
He is survived by his widow and four children.
Funeral arrangements, which are pending, are being made by Martin-Hullum Funeral home.

He was buried in March 1948 at Sayre-Doxey Cemetery, Sayre, Beckham Co., OK, Findagrave #21553590.
Note: JOHN DAVALT FAMILY MEMORIES BY GEORGIE DAVALT FUCHS (provided by Tracy DeVault):

About the year of 1895, Jacob Davalt, with sons Sam and John, walked to Pueblo, Colorado from Keokuk, Iowa, a distance of about 100 miles. Jacob worked as a blacksmith and the boys worked down in the gold mines. They did not like that work so they walked back to Keokuk.

In 1898, John and Jesse McCoy, cousins, walked 550 miles from Keokuk to Oklahoma. They saw the beautiful grass and walked back to Iowa. They persuaded Jacob and others to form a wagon train to come to Oklahoma.

The members of the wagon train were Jacob and Alice Odessa Davalt, daughters Em, Ada and Maymie and sons Sam and John; Jess McCoy, who was the son of Rachel Davalt McCoy, sister to Jacob Davalt; Frank Stump, son of Elizabeth Davalt Stump, sister to Jacob Davalt; Frank Redburn and his first wife; Burt Redburn and wife and daughter; Maggie Wolf and her family (Maggie Wolf married Frank Redburn after his first wife died and reared his only daughter. Frank and Maggie owned and operated a jewelry store in Elk City for many years); Frink Hite and his family and his brother, first name unknown.

The wagon train left Wyaconda, Missouri in the spring of 1899. The train arrived in Enid, Oklahoma in December 1900. They spent December, January and February in Enid. The train left for Roger Mills County, Oklahoma Territory in March 1900.

Grace Davalt was born on Christmas day, 1900 so Alice Odessa stayed in Enid with her three daughters, Ada, Maymie and baby Grace. Later, they rode the train to Granite where Jacob met them.

The wagon box was 4 feet wide and 8 feet long and usually pulled by two houses. John Davalt brought one cow and one dog from Missouri.

When the wagon train was camped near what is now Hammon, Oklahoma, the Indians came and wanted the dog; but John persuaded them to take his offering of tobacco instead. The Indians agreed, leaving the dog with John.

After John built his small house and his sister Em lived with him, he would sometimes hitch the horses to the wagon to go to Buffalo to visit his parents. The cow would not stay home -- she had followed that wagon from Missouri and thought she should follow every time the horses were hitched.

John Davalt was issued Homestead Certificate no. 1465, under Application 18225 for lots one and two of section five, in township ten north of range twenty-two west of the Indian Meridian, containing seventy-nine and eighty-hundredths acres on January 16, 1908, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and thirty-second; signed by M. W. Young, Secretary, for Theodore Roosevelt, President. The certificate is recorded in the Beckham County, Oklahoma records in Volume 713, page 40. Jim Davalt has possession of the original copy and has given me a xerox copy.

John Davalt was entitled to 80 acres because he was a single man, but he had to prove his claim -- build a house and occupy that house a certain number of days per month. While he helped build the Rock Island Railroad from Weatherford to Sayre in 1901, he continued his claim. The railroad went on to Tucumcari, New Mexico which was the end of the line from Memphis, Tennessee, but John did not go on west.

While building the railroad from Weatherford to Quannah in 1902 to 1903, John worked with the horses and fresno (a scoop with wheels). He would walk home for the weekend to maintain homestead rights. During the week, Em lived at Buffalo with her parents, but when John was coming home for the weekend, she would ride her horse the 15 miles to John's house near Doxey. When he left to go back toward Quannah to work, she would ride the 15 miles back to Buffalo.

Beatrice and Estella Moler were friends to Em and Maymie and spent many nights giggling as young girls often do. Later, John Davalt dated Beatrice Moler. Beatrice married August Fuchs on October 22, 1902. Their first son was named Edgar Augustus Fuchs. John married Bessie Chloe Farrar on January 1, 1905. Their first daughter was Georgie Ellen Davalt. Bessie had dated George Wingo before her marriage to John and when 12 pound "Georgie" was born, John did not approve of her name, but "Georgie" she is. Edgar Fuchs and Georgie Davalt were married January 14, 1929.

Dr. Windle delivered Georgie, Luciel and Lee, all at home. Eddie was delivered by Dr. McDonald, who is a Modern Woodmen. Both doctors are buried at Sayre-Doxey Cemetery. Dr. McDonald's marker is in the south part of the cemetery and looks like a tree trunk.

Jacob and Sam Davalt brought a load of hogs to Sayre. Jacob took sick and they started home. They reached Amanda Rider Moler Jarvis' house where they stayed three days. Alice and Grace came down to Amanda Jarvis' home. The doctor said Jacob would not live and to take him on home. Sam and others filled a wagon with straw and took him on to Buffalo (about 8 miles). Jacob lived three days after reaching Buffalo, dying September 1, 1909 and buried in Buffalo Cemetery.

Two years later, Robert Moler, son of Amanda Rider Moler, Jarvis, was cutting Alice Davalt's hay. Robert had a cold and chest congestion. He went to his home at Mayfield and died two days later.

Mabel Hagood was a midwife for Beatrice Moler Fuchs and is still living (1991) in Sayre, approximately 99 years old. Alice Davalt acted as midwife for Daniel and Agatha Fuchs.

This is a small introduction into the communication between the Davalt and Fuchs families.

John Davalt had many skills. He owned blacksmith equipment and would work for his neighbors to help support his family. He also was a good carpenter and he and Will Farrar, his wife's brother, worked as carpenters.

In October 1932, John, Eddie, his oldest son, and others re-built the house where Alice and Grace lived in Sayre after the original house burned. Ernestine Rodenberger was staying with them for a few days as she had another case of midwifery scheduled. Her clothes burned in the house, but she went on to stay with Georgie in November 1932 when Lynette was born.

Another source of income for John's family was stud fees. He bred and raised Percheron horses. Roland was one stallion that won many blue ribbons at the Elk City Fair. Roland weighted 2250 pounds and was born in Illinois. His full name was Roland Damascus 206408, and cost $1000 about 1920. Bessie did not think that they would be able to pay the note and feed the four children, but stud fees paid for Roland in one year. He was gentle and could be given a bath in the local swimming hole which was down on the Lewis farm on Coffee Bean Creek. Roland would prance down the road for his bath and after he was washed, he enjoyed being curried and to have his tail braided.

John also kept a jack standing at stud, but they were mean. One time, Jack, a registered jack, took a bite out of John's upper back while he was cleaning Jack's front feet. Jack clamped on for two hours because the only way to make Jack turn loose was to poke him in the eye and John could not reach his eye. The scar was buried with John.

The house that John built and where the family lived had one room. Eddie and I talked about how did mamma and Papa and us four kids sleep in that one room house. Eddie remembered that he slept on a pallet under the table which was planks and with benches for seating. Georgie and Luciel slept on a pallet under the bed where their parents slept and baby Lee slept in the bed with his parents. The mattresses were made of wheat straw as rye or oat straw would rot. On top of the wheat straw mattress would be a feather bed for comfort. John made shelves for the dishes and flatware and cast iron skillets. Sand was used to polish the flatware, granite pans and cast iron skillets.

I usually was the one to churn the butter in the dasher churn. We had a screen window for keeping the milk cool.

Bessie loved to piece quilts. Georgie does not like quilts to this day because she would only have one dress. Georgie would beg for a new dress when Bessie would buy new material, but Bessie would cut it into small pieces and make a quilt. Bessie carded the cotton grown on the farm for quilt batting. Cotton was picked and taken to the gin for removal of the seeds.

Georgie liked to sew. She would stay at home while the family went to town and make doll dresses from small scraps of material. She was so small that she would have to stand to treadle the Montgomery Ward sewing machine.

Their fuel was cow chips. John would take the wagon to the Chisholm Trail about 3 days after a herd had gone by and whey would load the wagon with dry cow chips. The #3 tub was used as a "wood box." On Saturday night, the wood box was emptied, filled with water and all the family members had their weekly bath. After bathing, the water was emptied from the "wood box" and refilled with "fuel."

During the winter, the train crew would kick coal off the car and John would take the kids in the wagon over to the tracks and would gather coal and this would last all winter for coal.

Georgie was a tart. Her brother and sister born between Eddie and her both died at birth. John wanted a boy to hunt and fish with him. When Georgie was born, he told everyone he would make a "boy" of her and so she was allowed to tag after him and be a tomboy. When Luciel was born, Georgie was sent to stay with Grandma Farrar. When she came home, she found out she had a baby sister. She did not want a baby sister and told everyone as much. Grandma Davalt wanted to punish Georgie and tried to put her in the cellar. Georgie kicked her shins so hard that Alice died with the scars from the kicking, but Georgie was not put in the cellar.

Eddie and Georgie teased Luciel. She would cry and run to Grandma Davalt (Alice Odessa). Grandma would try to shame them by saying that they treated her like a dog, so they nicknamed Luciel "Shep." She answered to that nickname until she was an adult.

Just south of the Davalt homestead, Mr. Morrison dug a mine with a shovel and pick, and a bucket for removing the dirt. The mine was dug on a slant and about 50 feet deep. He was looking for gold. All he found was fool's gold (iron pyrite). After the shaft was abandoned, Georgie liked to go play in the mine. She received may spankings for going up there to play.

Eddie found a rabbit in the mine and was bringing it home for dinner, but the rabbit kicked him so hard, it got away. Eddie said it felt like a mule kicking him.

John and Bessie grew varied crops, including watermelon, vegetables including parsnips, potatoes, onions which were stored in the root cellar for the winter. The root cellar was a hole dug in the ground, lined with straw, vegetables were then covered with the straw and dirt. When the vegetables were needed, a small amount of dirt was removed and then the vegetables from below the layer of straw. They also grew sugar cane for their sorghum. The press was about one mile west where the boiling pots were. The standing cane had the leaves removed by whacking with a stick. Then the stalks were cut and laid evenly on the wagon so that they could be fed into the press. After boiling, the sorghum was stored in buckets with lids which were used over again.

John Davalt chewed Brown Mule tobacco. Brown Mule was a compressed square of tobacco with a little red metal mule on the side. He would take his knife and cut off a small piece and put it in his cheek. He was deadly accurate with his spittle -- enjoying aiming at out bare feet and hitting between the big toe and second toe.

Eddie dipped snuff for 51 years and quit when he was 78 years old.

1n 1929, Eddie and Jack Floyd, cousin to Pretty Boy Floyd, got drunk on wine in John Davalt's cellar. They went to Sayre and were thrown in jail. They vomited from too much wine and had to clean up the mess before they could get out. Ugh!

The picture in front of the Davalt homestead was made on Thanksgiving Day 1917. A photographer traveling in a covered wagon came by and asked to make the picture. She had the picture made and thought John might fuss, but he didn't. He had gone that day to Buffalo to move Grandma Alice and Grace from Buffalo to Sayre. The negative is a glass negative and Chloe Hindman Andrews has possession of the negative. The picture is made from this glass negative and we since have had a film negative made so that copies are available for anyone. The information on the cover for the glass negative reads as follows:

Mrs. Jno Davalt
P.O. Doxey RFD 1
Directions 9-1/2 miles SW, 7-1/2 miles West and
2 miles south of Elk City
Color Convex 14 x 20 $5.98
House light buff
Trimmings dark buff
Put foliage on trees
Representative Reed & Green from
Fidelity Art Adv. Co.
312 2nd Street
Kansas City, Missouri (on corner "63")

Georgie has the 14 x 20 convex color picture.

John Davalt served on the Spring Creek District #9 Sayre Township School Board. This information is noted on Georgie's April 24, 1920 farewell card from her teacher Flora I. Walker.

Georgia Davalt was promoted to the ninth grade on June 1, 1926 at Merritt School. Georgia Davalt was a pupil of District 2-C, Beckham County, and was neither absent nor tardy for a period of three years, being a mark of diligence and exemplary deportment; she was given a Diploma of Honor on May 22, 1928.

The panties we wore were made from flour sacks which were a heavy white cotton material. They had a band and button. Men always wore long handles and John always wore overalls.

Eddie started to school when he was eight years of age. Georgie started at age 6.

About 1923, Georgie and Carl Poff were looking out the classroom window. A big women, about 6 feet tall and weighing between 250-300 pounds, it took one width of fabric for the front and one for the back and was nicknamed Big 6 Morris. Georgie and Carl saw her kick her mule over the tongue of the wagon because he would not move over. They laughed and were sent to see J. R. King, the principal, for a whipping. When they told him why they laughed, he told them not to look out the window anymore.


Children of John Davalt and Bessie Chloe Farrar

Citations

  1. [S4319] 1910 Federal Census, Beckham County, Oklahoma. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1243; FHL #1375256.

John Hubert Davalt

M, b. 6 September 1901, d. 5 July 1974
     John Hubert Davalt was born on 6 September 1901 at Kahoka, Clark Co., MO. He was the son of John Richard Davalt and Ada Gregg McNally. John Hubert Davalt married Gladys Cihlar, daughter of Edward Thomas Cihlar and Anna D. Orloff, on 15 June 1925. John Hubert Davalt and Gladys Cihlar were divorced in August 1938 at Broward Co., FL. John Hubert Davalt died on 5 July 1974 at Broward Co., FL, at age 72.

Child of John Hubert Davalt and Gladys Cihlar

Citations

  1. [S1049] 1930 Federal Census, Cook County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 413 - 508; FHL #2340148 - 2340243.

John Richard Davalt

M, b. 23 September 1865, d. 9 September 1948
     John Richard Davalt was born on 23 September 1865 at St. Francisville, Clark Co., MO. He was the son of Samuel Davalt and Marium Maria Coffeen. John Richard Davalt married Ada Gregg McNally, daughter of David H. McNally and Margaret Harshaw. John Richard Davalt died on 9 September 1948 at Wyaconda, Clark Co., MO, at age 82.

Children of John Richard Davalt and Ada Gregg McNally

Julia Ann Davalt1

F, b. 15 February 1856, d. 21 December 1937
     Julia Ann Davalt was born on 15 February 1856 at Clark Co., MO.1 She was the daughter of John Davalt and Julia Ann Blevins.1 Julia Ann Davalt married John Wesley Summers, son of Charles William Summers and Malinda Kimberlin, on 16 November 1879 at Clark Co., MO. Julia Ann Davalt died on 21 December 1937 at Kern Co., CA, at age 81 OBITUARY - Bakersfield, Californian

Mrs. Julie Summers, widow of the late John W Summers and a pioneer resident of Kern County died this morning. Born in Clark Co. Missouri 15 Feb 1856. Mrs. Summers came to California in 1880 and to Kern Co. in 1888, first settling in Calleta Hills, later moved with her husband to the Old River district where she lived until her death. Survived by four children; Mrs. Bertha Hargett and Miss Daisy Summers, Ventura: Mrs. Nora Darnell and Mrs. Mattie Brians, Riverview; as well as a nephew J. E. McCoy, Oilsdale; and a sister Mrs. John Walker of Keokuk, Iowa.

She was buried in December 1937 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo Co., CA, Findagrave #87628909.

Children of Julia Ann Davalt and John Wesley Summers

Citations

  1. [S4290] 1860 Federal Census, Clark County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 614; FHL #803614.

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.

Donna Darlene Davatz

F, b. 22 February 1934, d. 13 October 1989
     Donna Darlene Davatz was born on 22 February 1934 at Washington. She died on 13 October 1989 at Sacramento Co., CA, at age 55.

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