Melviana Davies

Female 1855 - 1906


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  • Born  15 Nov 1855  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  9 Apr 1906  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1762  Virts
    Last Modified  15 Jul 2017 

    Family  John Quincy Werts,   b. 25 Jun 1855, Zanesville, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1953, Canton, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Apr 1879  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Pearl Edith Werts,   b. 1 Sep 1882, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1908, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Orval Glenn Werts, Sr.,   b. 7 Oct 1885, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1981, Barron, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Stella Werts,   b. 28 Jun 1889, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1974, Altadena, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F933  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The Chariton Patriot, April 12, 1906

      Miss Melvina Davis was born November 15, 1855 and died April 8, 1906. She united with the Presbyterian church of Russell in 1880 on profession of her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and continued a consistent member there until the time of her death. Her piety was of the kind that shone not in words but in self sacrificing deeds of kindness and love.

      She was married to John Q. Werts April 2, 1879. To this union were born four children, the eldest of which died in infancy. They are Mrs. Pearly Farber and Orville and Stella. She had many friends and was universally beloved. Besides three children she leaves a husband, an aged mother, one sister, Mrs. A. Hasselquist, two brothers, Newton and Smith and a large circle of other relatives and friends to mourn the loss of a faithful wife, a loving and devoted mother.

      The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church in Russell Monday, April 9th at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. J. McGaughey, her former pastor. The sermon was preached from the text Proverbs 31: 29, "Many daughters have done virtuously but thou excellest them all." This being the inspired judgement of holy writ of the wife and mother whose life and labors were devoted to her husband and children.

      The very large congregation assembled at the church, by their subdued and sympathetic attention and interest, bore witness to the respect in which Mrs. Werts and the family were held in the community. The remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Russell cemetery there to await the resurrection of the faithful.

      The relatives from away were Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Hasselquist, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Hasselquist and Elmer of Chariton, Smith Davis of Kansas, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Werts of Des Moines.