Samantha Anderson Thorn Davis


Peacefully to Mrs. Samantha Davis at her home on Locust Street.

Grave marker of Samantha Davis

The Clarksburg Telegram., July 30, 1908, Pg 3

It is with profound sorrow, and deep regret that the many friends of Mrs. Samantha Davis, wife of Wesley Davis, learn of her death, which occurred at her home on Locust Street Tuesday morning at 6:15 o’clock.

She had been ill for the last three months with cancer of the stomach, but seemed to be getting along nicely, until the sad news was announced Tuesday that the end had come.

Besides her husband, three sons are left, who lament her demise with the deepest sorrow; Cecil Davis, at home; Ralph Thorn, Locust street; and Parley Thorn, Chestnut street.

Her mother, Mrs. Margaret Anderson, also survives, residing at Friendly W. VA.

Mrs. Davis was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson, and was born at their home in Friendly, this state, in 1855. In 1872 she married Edwin Thorn, of this city, son of the late J. U. Thorn, and brother to Senator A. K. Thorn. They lived in this city until the death of her first husband, which occurred in 1881.

Samantha - Davis Family Marker

Later she married Wesley Davis, and the family moved to Topeka, Kan., where they remained until 1889, when they returned to this state. Since 1889 they have lived in this city, where Mrs. Davis soon became loved and esteemed by all who knew her. She had one daughter, Mrs. T. D. Joseph, who died last winter at her home in Kansas and was brought to Clarksburg to be buried in the cemetery here.

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