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DAVISON Elsie Lois

Female 1835 - 1927  (91 years)


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  • Name DAVISON Elsie Lois 
    Born 09 Nov 1835  Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 06 Jan 1927  Minonk, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Interment: Jan 1927 Davison (Yankeetown) Cemetery, Clayton , Woodford Co., IL
    Notes 
    • (The following was copied in part from the newspaper clipping that appeared at the time of her death. I thought it would be of interest to the rest of the Davison family. E.A.D. Simpson)

      There is a Family History book in possession of the family which traces “THE DAVISONS” back as far as 1580, in SCOTLAND. (I would like to have a copy of that part.) Later they went to ENGLAND, and in 1639, Nicholas Davison, was sent from London to Charleston, Mass., as agent for Matthew Cradock, a merchant of London, England, who was appointed as the first governor of Mass., but who never came across the water.

      Davison ancestors have participated in all of the Wars of this Country and in many directions branched out with honor to the family name. John P. Davison, (the one who later spelled his name Davidson), who was the youngest child and son of Asa Davison, was in the Mexican War, donated the ground west of Minonk, Ill., which comprises the Davison Cemetery.

      Mrs. Elsie Lois Davison-McChesney, spent her childhood days in an atmosphere that now seems of another world. In those days, hay was cut with a scythe, and grain was cut with a cradle, and harvest time meant a gathering of neighbors to do the work and to enjoy the wonderful feasts that the good women folk would prepare. They spun their own yarn and wove their own cloth, and in the McChesney home now are articles of cloth that were made by Mrs. McChesney’s mother and aunt. (Sally Parks-Davison, and Fanny Parks.) Then and now seem centuries apart, yet here was a woman, with keen intellect intact to the last, who witnessed this almost unbelievable transition to the day of Radio, Air-transportation and similar marvelous developments.

      She was survived by four children, Horace McChesney, of Lone Rock, Iowa; Edward McChesney of Minonk, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Elsie (W.R.O. Cothran), of Mason City, Iowa; and Mrs. Sara Lois (H.W.) Raynor, of What Cheer, Iowa. Her brother, Prosper Harvey Davison preceeded her in death several years ago. her husband, Jacob McChesney died August 28, 1917. They were the parents of six children.
    Person ID I35762  Freeman-Smith
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

    Father DAVISON John Milton,   b. 14 Sep 1811, Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1895, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother PARKS Sally,   b. 13 Feb 1805,   d. 27 May 1885, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 24 Jun 1842  Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18298  Group Sheet

    Family MCCHESNEY Jacob,   b. 18 Mar 1835, Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1917, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 09 Nov 1853  Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. MCCHESNEY Louisa Emeline,   b. 30 Dec 1855, Clayton, Adams Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. MCCHESNEY Cassius Milton,   b. 16 Oct 1858, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1921, Packwood, Jefferson Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. MCCHESNEY Horace jacob,   b. 21 Sep 1861, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1946, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. MCCHESNEY Edward Dayton,   b. 20 Aug 1864, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1945, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. MCCHESNEY Mary Elsie,   b. 19 Jan 1874, Clayton, Adams Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. MCCHESNEY Sara Lois,   b. 15 Feb 1877, Clayton, Adams Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F18335  Group Sheet


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