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DAVIS, Sara Griffith

    Johnstown Tribune, 6 Jan 1914, Contributed by Sue Elliott

Dies Unexpectedly

Former Ebensburg Woman, Here from Wilkes-Barre, Passes Away of Acute Indigestion

Funeral on Thursday

Mrs. Sara Griffith Davis, widow of Edward W. Davis, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie Davis Zimmerman, 513 Franklin street, Fifth Ward, aged 78 years. Mrs. Davis' home was in Wilkes-Barre, coming to Johnstown on December 27 to visit her daughter. She became suddenly ill with acute indigestion last Sunday afternoon, expiring at 9:40 o'clock last night. The remains will be taken to Ebensburg in a special car over the Southern Cambria Railway at 1:15 o'clock Thursday afternoon, services to be held in the Congregational Church there at 2:30 o'clock by the Rev. Dr. C. C. Hays, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church here. Burial will be in Lloyd Cemetery.

The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Griffith and was born in Cambria Township. She was a sister of John W. Griffith, who served as a private in Company A., 133rd Regiment, P.V.I., under Capt. John M. Jones. This company was recruited at Ebensburg, the captain having been killed during the Fredericksburg engagement.

Miss Griffith and Edward W. Davis were married at Ebensburg in 1859, the latter passing away in Philadelphia 49 years ago. Mrs. Davis and family left Ebensburg about 23 years ago for Wilkes-Barre. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Jennie A. Zimmerman, widow of Dr. G. A. Zimmerman, Mrs. Davis is survived by two sons, J. Wallace and Edward Davis, both of Wilkes-Barre. She is also survived by six grandchildren - Edward H. Zimmerman, of St. Michael; Mrs. Charles O. Campbell of this city; Misses Jean, Ruth and Sara Davis, daughters of Wallace Davis; and Ruling Davis, son of Edward Davis. Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ruling Davis, is the only great-grandchild of the deceased.

For many years Mrs. Davis was identified with the Ebensburg Congregational Church, but since locating in Wilkes-Barre had worshipped with the Memorial Presbyterian Church.

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