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DAVIS, Mary A. (Griffith)

    Cambria Freeman, 2 Dec 1904, Contributed by Patty Millich

Mrs. Mary A. Davis

Mrs. Mary A. Davis, one of the oldest residents of Johnstown, passed away at 11:30 o'clock Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Williams of 520 Coleman Avenue that city. Her death was due to the general decline of old age, she being in her 89th year, having been born April 20, 1816.

The deceased was a daughter of Evan and Sarah Davis Griffith and was born in Cardiganshire, Wales, coming to this country in 1840 with her parents, who located first near Philadelphia, thence removing to Indiana county and after a short residence there to Cambria county, in Carroll, afterward Barr township. In 1846 she was married to John D. Davis, also a native of Cardiganshire, who emigrated from Wales with his parents in 1844 and later also became a resident of Carroll township. To this union were born the following children: Evan of Clarion county; Mary Jane, married to W. W. Duncan, who died in Utah in 1891; Sarah, widow of the late Evan Williams of Indiana county; Jonathan, who died in 1897 in Colorado; David and Daniel, employees of the Cambria Steel Company, Johnstown; Thomas of Colorado and William, the Ebensburg attorney.

Mrs. Davis was an estimable woman and was a lifelong adherent of the Baptist faith, her husband having been for a number of years a deacon in the Bethesda Welsh Baptist congregation.

The funeral took place Wednesday forenoon in this place, interment being made in Lloyd's cemetery. The exercises at the grave were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Teasdale, pastor of the Baptist church.

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