Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Marion Ray and Nola (McGruder) Davis , 9 North 49 West

In 1880 Mitchell County, Kansas, Daniel Davis 27, born in Vermont, Marthy E. 21 Illinois, have Merell E. 1, born in Kansas.
In 1895 Pocahontas County, Iowa Daniel Davis is 41, Vermont, Martha E. 35 Illinois, Marion R. 14 Kansas, Clarence W. , 11, Greene County Iowa, and Lulu Grace Davis 6, born in Pocahontas COunty.
Clarence O. Davis married Carrie L. Coffman November 16, 1907 in Pocahontas County.
In 1920 Pocahontas County, Clarence is 36, no spouse, with daughter Grace 11. He's living with Wilson Hinkley, now married to Martha E#, 60 - has to be his mother.

In 1900 Monroe County, Iowa, Nola E. McGruder, born June 1869 in Iowa, is divorced, with parents William and Sarah.
(She probably had married William E. Owen in Marion County Iowa September 5, 1889.
Daniel and Martha are in Pocahontas County, Iowa in 1900, with Lulu G. born Dec 1888 in Iowa.
Lulu G. Ryland is 21 in 1910 Hamilton COunty, Iowa, born in Iowa, with Harry E. Ryland 23.

Nola McGruder, age 28, born in Attica, Iowa to Wm. McGruder and Sarah E. Morgan, married Marion R. Davis in Des Moines Nov 9, 1904. His father was Daniel Davis, mother Martha Catclay.

In 1910 Logan County, Marion Davis is farming, 29, born in Kansas, married six years to Nola 31 Iowa.
Nola's father William McGruder 1837-1911 is buried in Haxtun, Colorado, with Sarah 1841-1913.

Marion cash-claimed a quarter in 35, 9N 49W in 1913.
In Akron, Colorado, September 1913 a divorce was granted to Martha Davis vs. Marion Davis.

Nola is divorced in 1940 Des Moines, Iowa age 70, living alone.

Per FindaGrave # 107387473, "Nola married William E. Owen on 5 Sep. 1889 in Marion County, Iowa. They were divorced before 1 Jun 1900 when she's found working in a hotel in Monroe County, Iowa. About 1904 she moved to Logan County, Colorado and was married to Marion Ray Davis. They were also divorced and 1925 she's found working as a maid in Des Moines, Iowa where she lived for at least 15 years. She was honored with her sister Alta, at a birthday party in 1951. She took back her maiden name after each divorce. She had no children."
In 1917 M.R. Davis was president of the Des Moines Iowa O.R.T. Club (probably a social club for telegraphers).
1918 the Railroad Telegrapher said about the El Reno, Oklahoma district. "The ranks of our old guard were broken for the first time on April 3, when the Grim Reaper plucked form our midst Bro. Marion R. Davis. "RD" was only sick for about a week and his death came as a great shock to us all. He was a fine boy and his place will be hard to fill."
"His wife, relatives and friends desire to take this method and opportunity to express their sincere thanks and appreciation for the assistance rendered and the beautiful floral offerings, coincident with the illness and deatth of our brother Marion Ray Davis." R.D. Stover, L.C. Relay Division, Local Chairman.
The general offices of that Division of the C.R. I. % P. Ry, Div No . 126 were at Trenton, with branches in Des Moins, Herington, Topeka
Marion Sigel Davis, per # 21383158, is buried in Haxtun 1862-1932. "
"Marion Sigel Davis moved with his parents from Mills County Iowa to Cass County Nebraska in 1881. In 1884 he married Harriet Jane Dill. The young couple lived near Ulysses in Butler County Nebraska for a few years. He farmed near Murray, Cass, Nebraska. About 1900 Marion sold his farm to his brother, Thomas and moved near Tekamah, Burt,Nebraska . Still later the family moved to Colorado where Marion tried his hand at irrigated farming near Wellington in Larimer, Colorado and ranching in the mountains. These ventures were unsuccessful so after his wife died at Haxtun, Colorado. He went to Hutchinson, Kansas, where his daughter Effie lived. He owned a small grocery store in Hutchinson. He married again twice in later life. and died in 1932."
Harriet Jane (Dill) Davis 1864-1920 is buried in Haxtun # 21383205.


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