Washington Obituaries - 1936 - William L. Davey

Pioneer Passes At Family Home

W.L. Davey Resident Here 28 Years; Services Monday from Methodist church

Funeral services for William L. Davey, 83, pioneer Grandview resident who passed away at his home in Grandview Friday morning. Feb. 14, were held from the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 2:00, Rev. W.M. Martin of the Methodist church preaching the funeral sermon. Members of the Odd Fellows lodge of which institution Mr. Davey had been a member for nearly 36 years attended in a body as did also the Rebekah degree. A large number of people who had known Mr. Davey for the 28 years he lived here, attended. Floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful. Preceding the sermon Mrs. Ed Mains sang "In the Garden" and following the sermon sang "Leave it With Him".

J.N. Gilkey, L. Crosland, Dana Smith, Earl Bugg, Frank McConnon and K.D. Parsons, all friends of long standing of the family and brother members of the I.O.O.F., acted as pall bearers. A portion of the services at the church were under the supervision of the I.O.O.F. and at the cemetery the simple but beautiful rites of the order were carried out.

Born In England

William L. Davey was born at Hill Farm, Stawley Parish, Somersettshire, England, on January 20, 1853. He came to the United States April 14, 1873 and died at his home in Grandview, Washington, on Friday, February 14, aged 83 years.

He came to the United States April 14, 1873 and settled at Warren, Trumbull county, Ohio. He became naturalized, October 11, 1880. On March 20, 1877 he was united in marriage to Miss Annie E. Oliver. Four children were born to them; Oliver, Clara, Frank and Nellie. In 1884 the family moved to Green township in Trumbull county, Ohio, where they lived for 23 years. In the spring of 1906 Mr. Davey came to Sunnyside, Washington and liked the country so well that the following spring he returned to Ohio, sold his farm and moved with his family in May 1907 to the new town of Grandview, where he has resided for 28 years. On April 23, 1917, Mrs. Davey died and was buried in the Grandview cemetery.

Served on Town Council

On September 23, 1919, he married Mrs. Delia McDonald of Spokane, who with the four children, Oliver Davey of Everett, Washington; Mrs. Clara D. Hawn of Grandview, Washington; Frank Davey of Wenatchee, Washington and Mrs. Nellie Swain of Yakima, Washington, survive to mourn him.

From 1924 to 1930 Mr. Davey served the town of Grandview as a Councilman. He was a faithful earnest member of the town board and carefully looked after any of the town's business entrusted to his care.

April 21, 1900 he joined the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was a faithful member for nearly 36 years. In his passing Grandview loses a good citizen who early in life of the town saw the advantages the community possessed and decided to stay. He will be missed by many

Source: Grandview Herald Thursday Feb. 20, 1936

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