Sunday, March 8, 2015

Cora (Seastrunk) Davis

© Kathy Duncan, 2015

Cora Seastrunk, was the daughter of Samuel and Susan (Thurman) Seastrunk. The 1900 census indicates that Cora was born in Feb. 1858 not 1857. The census also consistently gives her place of birth as Texas rather than Mississippi. In order for her to be born in 1857, her place of birth would have to be Mississippi rather than Texas. No doubt, Samuel and Susan Thurman had married before their removal from Mississippi in late September 1857, when Susan would have been four months pregnant with Cora.

Death Certificate: 
Mrs. Cora Seastrunk Davis, widowed
b. 3 Feb 1857
d. 13 Aug 1940
bur. 14 Aug 1940 in Grove Hill Cem, Dallas, TX
father: Samuell Seastrunk
mother: Susan Thurman
informant: P.B. Seastrunk

Mrs. Cora Davis, 83, Dies; Here 65 Years

Mrs. Cora Seastrunk Davis, resident of Dallas sixty-five years, died Tuesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. M.L. Kelly, 918 Melba, following a short illness. She was 83.
Born in Newton County, Mrs. Davis came to Dallas with her family in 1875 as a girl of 18. She worked for many years with the telephone company, and married E.L. Davis in 1910. Her husband died May 26 of this year, and since that time Mrs. Davis had been living with her sister.
Mrs. Davis attended the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Oak Cliff.
Surviving, besides Mrs. Kelly, are another sister, Mrs. W. J. Jack of San Francisco, Calif., and a brother, P.B. Seastrunk of Dallas.
Funeral services will be conducted by Dr. Jasper Manton in the Ed C. Smith & Bro. Chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery.
[Source: Dallas Morning News; Dallas, TX; Wed. 14 Aug 1940]

DAVIS, Mrs. E.L., died Tuesday at the residence, 918 Melba. She was 83. Survived by two sisters, Mrs. M.L. Kelly of Dallas and Mrs. W.J. Jack of San Francisco, and one brother, P.B. Seastrunk of Dallas. Services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Ed. C Smith & Bro. Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. Jasper Manton. Burial in Grove Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jim Bohannan, W. H. vaughn, W.W. Hall, Jerry Henshaw, Lynn Seastrunk and Roy Carter.
[Source: Dallas Morning News; Dallas, TX; Wed. 14 Aug 1940]

Obituary of husband Elisha L. Davis:

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