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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday's Obituary~Little Rosa Lee Davis

Little Rose Lee Davis
Rosa Lee, the two year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Davis, of the Zoar community, died last Wednesday and was buried on Thursday at Zoar Church. She was an unusually bright child and had endeared herself to a large circle of friends.

Rosa Lee was the daughter Charles Lester Davis and Fannie Mae Boatwright. In 1916, she was next to the youngest of seven children ranging in age from infant to thirteen. 

The obituary above says Rosa Lee died last Wednesday and was buried on Thursday at Zoar. The last two Wednesdays in September 1916 are the 20 & 27th. Last Wednesday from the date of Article would be 28 August 1916. Yet the SC Death Certificate, shows she died on 21 September 1916.
Little Rosa Lee Death certificate shows that she died from Scarlet Fever..

DC - Rose Ella Davis

Rosa Lee  Davis is my 2nd Cousin twice removed.

[1] Rosa Lee Davis obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 5 October 1916, page 8, col. 1..
[2] The Chesterfield Advertiser, October 5, 1916, page 8, col. 1. SOURCE: James C. Pigg, "Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926, Chesterfield County, SC" (Tega Cay, SC, Self-published, 2001).
[3] BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: SC Death certificate #40148 (Rose Ella Davis) as recorded in "Chesterfield County, South Carolina Death Certificates (Caucasian) 1915-1920", Page 22,  by James C. Pigg, self-published 1996.  Buried at Zoar Church, Chesterfield Co., SC. Cause of Death: Scarlet fever

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