ARTIE SWAIM DAVIS
Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana May 25, 1939
Mr. and Mrs. CB Dooley and Mrs. Huston attended the funeral services for Mrs. E.E. DAVIS at Poplar Grove, north of Marshall on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The services were held in the rock garden with Rev. Cornelius Airhart in charge. Mr. Chapman and his sister, Mrs. Williams accompanied on the piano, accordion by Mrs. Anderson of Marshall, sang 'I Come to the Garden', 'Going Down the Valley' and 'Good Night Here But Good Morning Up There'. Mrs. Davis had planned her funeral arrangements about two weeks before her death at which time she was seemingly in her usual health.
This Rock Garden is outstanding and has had visitors from all parts of the country. Built in the ravine below the house it has an ideal location. In it are found more specimens of plants than in any other in this part of the country. The boulders have been brought from quite a distance. The Japanese Iris bed alone cost $75 for plants. The Rose garden with pansies for footing contains all the best varieties. It was under the Ginkgo tree that had been imported and was of great joy to Mrs. Davis, that the casket rested. The relatives gathered nearby and on the slopes of the hill enclosing the garden the friends assembled. Many people had come for the service that were strangers to others there but who had at some time received the gracious hospitality of Mrs. Davis and perhaps, as we, some gift of flowers and plants from her garden. There are a number of Waveland people that feel her going a personal loss. - transcribed by kbz
NOTE: From Death Record
Born: 25 July 1871
Died: 20 May 1939