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Avrina Davies


Watertown Gazette, 11 13 1903


The many friends of Miss Avrina Davies were grieved to learn on Sunday morning, November 8, 1903, that she had died at her home at 303 First Street on that morning.


Deceased was seriously ill for a long period about one year ago, and recovered and was enjoying good health until four weeks ago, when she fell, fracturing her hip, and this with other complications that set in caused her death.


For over 80 years she made her home at 303 First Street with her brother John Davies, she being his only surviving sister.


She was born in Tregaron, South Wales in the thirties, and came to America with her father, brothers, and sisters, first settling in Indiana, and then coming to this city to reside.


Miss Davies possessed a most beautiful disposition, and a good share of her life was devoted to the care and attention of others, and particularly was she kind and devoted to little children, many of our younger generation remembering very kindly her many acts of kindness. Her mother had been an invalid for many years, and her brother suffered with paralysis for over 20 years, and during the suffering of each, Miss Davies was a constant and patient attendant of them, and in her kind and beautiful consideration of their every want, helped materially to soften their trials and sufferings.


Her neighbors and friends held her in very high esteem, for her sweet Christian disposition endeared her to them all. Herís was surely a good, Christian life, and she certainly must now be blessed with that reward which the Savior of mankind has promised to the righteous.


Her surviving relatives are: Her brothers John Davies, of this city; Thos. G. Davies, of Dixon, Ill.; two nieces, Mrs. John Throne, this city, and Rev. Mrs. Jerome McGIade, of Portland, Oregon; six nephews. Daniel and Morgan Throne and Joseph E. Davies, of this city; Edward, Lloyd and John Davies, of Dixon, Ill.


Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock her funeral was held from her late home, Rev. T. C. Eglin, of St. Paul's Episcopal church, this city, and Rev. J. Jones, of Ixonia, conducting the services. Her remains were interred in Oak Hill cemetery.


Her six nephews acted as pallbearers, and the honorary pallbearers were . . .



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