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Research Note Rhoda Orleana (West) Davis, 1881-1962

Carol Ann Neeley Kilgore of Face Book, Barry County Places and Things Remembered in Feb. 2014 said, Rhoda was married to Steven Elbert Davis 1870-1940. They had four children, all but one buried in Jolly Bethel. Their daughter Carrie Davis Hull is buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Monett. Rhonda was a daughter of Joseph Franklin West, 1844-1909 and Rhoda Lucinda Kelly 1849-1912. Joseph was first married to Mahala Arlene Morgan, 1848-1872. They are buried in the Jolly Bethel Cemetery, about 6 miles west of Monett. Rhoda was born in Jolly Mill, Newton County.

Tony Martin - Deceased of Face Book, Barry County Places and Things Remembered in Feb. 2014 said:
Rhoda Orlena West, born 5 May 1881 in Jolly, Barry, Missouri, died 30 Sep 1962 in Monett, Barry, Missouri, daughter of Joseph Franklin West 1844 – 1909 Rhoda Lucinda Kelly, 1849 – 1912 married to Steven Elbert "Elzie" Davis, who was born 10 Sep 1870 in Fleming County, Kentucky, and died 27 Jun 1940 in Pierce City, Lawrence, Missouri, son of Elias G. Davis
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Mary Lucinda Davis married Elzie Lee Ratliff
1902 – 1946
Eli Garrett Davis married Blanche Marie King
1905 – 1951
Steven Elbert "Bert" Davis, Jr.
1907 – 1929
Lewis Kelly Davis
1913 – Death 26 Apr 1945 in Luzon, Philippines (WW II)
Carrie Juanita Davis married Ralph Franklin Hull
1916 – 1987
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