Davidella Martin Conlee

Illinois State Journal, December 18, 1925

Mrs. Davidella Conlee, 80 Dies.
Riverton, Dec. 17 - Mrs. Davidella Martin Conlee, aged 80 years, 5 months and 26 days, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Crim.

Mrs. Conlee was born June 20, 1845, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Martin, in Clear Lake township. She was married to Samuel Bush, in 1874. To this union two children were born, the son dying in infancy. Mr. Bush died in 1878. She was married to James Conlee in 1882. He preceded her in death in 1921.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Crim, and one son, David Conlee, Jacksonville. Three grandchildren, Oliver, James and Ellis Conlee, children of Mr. and Mrs. David Conlee, also survive. They live with their mother at Cantrall.

Mrs. Conlee was the last of a family of ten children. Her paternal grandparents were pioneer residents of this state, coming to Sangamon county in 1818.

Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Crim. Rev. Walter Mitchell will officiate. Interment will be made in the Athens cemetery.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks


Newspaper Unknown - December 18, 1925

Mrs. Davie Conlee, who about two weeks ago was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Crim of near Riverton, died Wednesday night, December 16, 1925.

Her death was not unexpected as she has been in ill health for some time. She was the widow of James Conlee. The remains will be brought to this city where services will be held and interment made.

Transcribed by:Bertha Emmett