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DAVIS, Sarah (Griffith)

    Cambria Freeman, 9 Jan 1914, Contributed by Sue Elliott

Mrs. Sarah Davis Answers Summons

Was Well Known in This Vicinity

Mrs. Sarah Davis died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie Zimmerman in Johnstown last Monday at 9 p.m. Although she had not been in robust health her death was unexpected and was the result of acute indigestion.

Mrs. Sarah Davis was born in Cambria township on what is now known as the John D. Jones farm on Sept. 12, 1835. She was the only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Griffith. Her brothers, John, who lived in Houtzdale; Evan and Edward of this place, preceded her to the other world. In 1859 she was married to Edward W. Davis in this place. He died more than 45 years ago. Mr. Davis spent the early part of her life here and raised a family. She lived in the house now occupied by Dr. H. J. Bennett on Julian street.

Her two sons in 1882 J. Wallace and Edward W. moved to Wilkes-Barre and engaged in the mercantile business. They met unusual success and they now are among the leading business men of that city. Their mother left and made her home with them. She visited her daughter, Mrs. Zimmerman, in Johnstown frequently and had been there only a few days before the final summons came. She left her home in Wilkesbarre December 27. Mrs. Davis was well known here. She was a highly esteemed woman and had the confidence of every one she knew. She frequently visited here and the welcome she received was evidence of the regard in which she was held. She was Christian lady and in early life identified herself with the Congregational church. After going to Wilkesbarre she worshipped in the Memorial Presbyterian church in that city.

She leaves to mourn her one daughter, Mrs. Jennie Zimmerman of Johnstown, two sons, J. Wallace and Edward W. of Wilkesbarre and these grandchildren, Ethel and Edward Zimmerman of Johnstown, Mrs. Chas. Campbell of Johnstown; Jean, Ruth and Sarah and Reuling Davis of Wilkesbarre and one great grandchild, Margaret Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuling Davis.

The remains were brought to this place Thursday afternoon over the Southern Cambria Railway and services were held in the Congregational church at 2:30 by Rev. C. C. Hays of Johnstown, assisted by Rev. J.R. Thomas of this place. The interment was made in Lloyd cemetery.

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