Edna Purviance extras

Edna Purviance's Grandmother

Death of Mrs. Julia Davey: October 27, 1897
From the Silver State - October 28, 1897

It is with regret that we are called upon to record the death of another of Winnemucca's respected mothers, but such is our duty, for at 9 o'clock this morning the spirit of Mrs. Julia Davey took its flight, leaving behind only its earthly dwelling place.

Mrs. Davey was born in England in 1837. For a number of years the family resided in Paradise, from which place they several years ago moved here.

Shortly after coming here Mr. Davey, who was afflicted with miner's consumption, died. It was then that her true motherly feeling showed itself, for although sick herself and not wishing to break down completely for her children's sake, she bore her loss bravely.

It was not until last March that she gave way under the terrible strain. She was suffering from dropsy and a complication of other diseases, and four months ago under medical advise she went to San Francisco to receive medical attention, but the physicians could do nothing for her ailments, so she returned home to patiently await the end, which she knew was not far off.

Mrs. Davey leaves four daughters, Mrs. M.G. Purviance, Mrs. L.M. Piper, Mrs. C.B. Brown and *Miss Flora Davey, and one son, James, to mourn the loss of a kind, patient and loving mother.

The funeral will take place sometime tomorrow. The exact time will be stated later.

*Miss Flora Davey, pictured in the family photo was not married at the time of the photo. She later became Mrs. Ernst Brown.

'Mr. Davey died of miner's consumption in 1893. Although sick herself, Mrs. Davey wished to not break down for the children's sake. She bore her loss bravely.'

From the Silver State - Winnemucca, Nevada
October 28, 1897 - issue

Silver State Article on Julia Davey's Death


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