Charles Davis

Author: E Capewell
Date published: 02/10/2022

DAVIS GRAVE - Headstone & Plaque in base. P(B)10 on the east side of the large Cedar in the southern half of NRC.
Headstone: "The / weary / are at / rest." / In Loving Memory of / Annie Davis / who entered into Rest / Sunday, November 22nd. 1885 / aged 23 years. / Also of / Jemima / the beloved wife of / George Davis / who fell asleep in Jesus / July 13th. 1896 / aged 69 years. / "With Christ which is far better." / Also of George Davis / who was called Home July 6th. 1905 / in the 79th year of his age. / "to die is to gain." / Phil.1. 1. XI // Plaque: Also of Mary Jane Davis / wife of Frederick Wilkins / who was born Aug. 19th. 1860. Died Oct. 5th. 1921 / and was buried Riverview Cemetery, Wellsville, Ohio, U.S.A. / Also of Charles Davis who was born June 3rd. 1865. Died Nov. 28th. 1943. //

Outline research:

George Davis was born to a baker in Bristol. He first married Mary & had a son, William George. He was working as a painter & glazier in Malmesbury, Wilts in 1851. It apppears that Mary died soon after. He later married Jemima King, daughter of a shoe maker from Newnham, Glos. They first lived in Newnham where George worked as a painter & glazier & they had three children, Mary Jane, Charles & Annie. William lived with them in 1861. By 1871, the family (without William) had moved to 20, Carnarvon Tce, Newbury, where both Jemima &George lived until their deaths. George worked as a house painter until his death. In his final years, Jemima's sister, Belinda Hitchcok was his housekeeper. George & Jemima's eldest daughter, Mary Jane, married Frederick Wilkins of Ardington, Berkshire in 1891 in Cuyhoga, Ohio, USA. She is buried in Riverdale Cemetery, Wellsvillle, Ohio and memorialised on her parents' grave. Charles Davis became a pupil teacher in Newbury by the 1891 census. Later he became a Congregational Minister. He married Caroline Pullen of Newbury and they moved to Camborne, Cornwall where Charles continued as a schoolmaster. He retired with his wife to Bournemouth where he died. He is buried in his parents grave. His parents-in-law, the Pullens, are buried in P(C)2.

See NWN Obit on the

Sources: NRC Bur Recds; Ancestry records.


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