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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wednesday’s Child: Little Ivy Davis

Little Ivy Davis, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Davis

The community was shocked upon learning of the sad accident of Little Ivy Davis. Ivy was at play Wednesday when a gate fell on her and killed her instantly. She was five years old dearly loved by all who knew her. Her mother died when she was an infant. She leaves to mourn her a father and step mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Davis, four sisters and two brothers. The whole community extends their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family. The body was laid to rest Thursday morning at Bethel Church. The large crowd at the funeral attested the love held for little Ivy and the family. We hate to lose our little darling from our midst but "God's will be done." He has a better home for her and we should be glad that she is reaping the golden harvest of her sweet little life, She is "Asleep in Jesus Forever More at Rest."[1]

This is a very sad story. It's hard to imagine the pain that James Alexander was experiencing. He had lost his first wife, Mary Ella Smith on 22 Jan 1902. Then he had married Annie Violet Douglas about 1902 and to them Little Iva was born on 9 Jan 1917. Iva's mother, Annie, passed away on 22 March 1918 when Little Iva was just a year old. James had remarried a third time to Leilan Douglass and now Little Iva has been accidently killed on 29 Mar 1922.  

[1] James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 2001. Obituary of Little Ivy Davis;The Chesterfield Advertiser,6 April 1922, page 1, col. 2, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
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