Calista Davison obituary

Research Notes: 
last name should be spelled "Davison", not "Davidson"
"Beecher cemetery" should be "Beach cemetery" which is an alternate name for Woodbury cemetery
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 1888

It again becomes our painful duty to record the death of one of our esteemed friends of London in the person of Mrs. Calista Davidson (sic), who died June 13th at Austin, of consumption ; age 22. Her maiden name was Gibson, and she had been married to George Davidson (sic) about 6 months. They moved to Austin this spring, but was brought to London the scene of her youth for funeral services the 15th. Rev. Mr. Stanley of Austin delivered the sermon from Matt. 25 ch. 13 v. to an unusual large concourse of attentive and sympathetic hearers. It was the largest funeral that ever convened in London, there being 47 teams present besides many came afoot. A beautiful hearse was obtained from Austin to convey the departed and loved one to her last resting place beside her father and mother, in what is known as the Beecher (sic) cemetery on Cedar river. A singular fact to the same Rev. Stanley conducted the funeral services of the father, mother and daughter in the same school house at different times. They all died of consumption. A deep sympathy pervades the public mind over the loss of one so young and promising.