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Another Old Settler Laid at Rest.

Died at er home in the own of Mequon, Ozaukee Co. Mrs. Susan Davis, at athe advanced age of 85 years and 6 days. Deceased was born on Aug. 1, 1823, in Dundee, Schotland. There she resided until the age of 18 years she came to this country as a bride of Peter Ratterycoming directly to Milwaukee and then to the farm at which plqce she lived ever since. In 1844 during the gold craze Mr. Rattery went with many others from this place to California but was not here long, ere he sickened and died. Left with four small children she maintained the little home, till later she married the late W.J. II. Davis of New York, who preceded her in death ten years ago. Since that ime her health had gradually failed till the last five years she had been more or less confined to her home, and for the past eleven months been a patient suffer, constantly confined to her bed, til death released her of her earthly cares, last Thursday afternoon at 4:30.

Mrs. Davis was the mother of eight children, four of whom preceded her in death many years ago. The surviving children are: Mrs. Aaron Catlin, of Loyal, Wis., Mrs. R.B. Cole of West Bend, Bruce S. of Stockton, California, and Clark residing at the homestead. She also leaves fourteen grand children and seven great grand children.

The deceased will long be remembered by her many old friends and acquaintances, for her motherly assistance in times of sorrow and affliction, and her ever ready willingness to rejoice with them in their hour of happiness.

The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon from the home and was largely attended.

Extracted and contributed to this site by Charmaine Becker

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