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About Arsula "Susie" Rash

Grave marker of daughter Lena says, “Children of J.D. & A. Davis”, telling us it's not Ursula, but one of the "A" variations, such as Arsula or Arsoola.

Nickname of Arsula was Susie. Citation: "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJ7M-39M : accessed 10 Aug 2014), Joseph Davis in entry for Ralph Davis and Jessie Mc Nutt, 21 Sep 1911; citing Hardin, Iowa, United States; FHL microfilm 1547700.

Children of Arsula Rash and Joseph Davis:


  1. Etta Ann Davis, b. Nov. 24, 1876 IN, d. Aug. 15, 1883, shares grave marker with sister Lena.
  2. LENA L. DAVIS, b. May 5, 1879, d. Aug. 21, 1883, buried Union Cemetery, Union, Iowa. Grave marker says, “Children of J.D. & A. Davis”. What happened to these two sisters in August, 1883?
  3. Denson "Dennie" Davis, b. Oct. 20, 1880 in Union, Iowa, d. March 22, 1953 at Lebanon, Ore. On June 22, 1901 in Hardin County, Iowa m. Maggie Benbow, b. Feb. 11, 1886 at Hubbard, Hardin Co., Iowa, daughter of Daniel Harrison Benbow and Elizabeth Ellen Fitzgerald.
  4. GERTRUDE “Gertie” ELIZABETH DAVIS, b. July 20, 1886; d. Oct. 3, 1947. As of the 1900 census, Gertie, 13, was living in the home of her grandparents Melvin & Esther Rash. On Sept. 16, 1902 in Marshall County, Iowa m. Ralph H. Sawin, b. abt 1878, son of E.S. Sawin and Julia Haskin.
  5. Ray W. Davis, b. Feb. 20, 1888; d. Dec. 18, 1918. Burial: Miller Cemetery, Hardin County Iowa
  6. Ralph M. Davis, b. Feb. 20,1888, d. 1917. On Sept. 21, 1911 he married Jessie E. Porter, b. 1887, d. 1973, daughter of George W. and Eliza J. Porter. Ralph and Jessie’s son, Joseph G. Davis, was born about 1915 in South Dakota. After Ralph's death Jessie married Peter Lepley Jan. 15, 1919 in Des Moines, son of Eli Manuel Lepley & Katie Cramer. Ralph and Jessie are bured in Miller Cemetery, Hardin Co., Iowa. Peter Lepley (1877-1943) is buried in nearby Sheppard Cemetery. Ralph served in World War I.
  7. Ralph and Ray were born the same day. There was a third child, a triplet, who died in infancy, possibly named Donald.

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On March 5, 1876 in Union Twp, Hardin Co., Iowa m. Joseph D. Davis. This particular document records her name as Arsola, yet another contender for her true name.
Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934:
Name: Joseph D. Davis
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 05 Mar 1876
Event Place: Union Tp., Hardin, Iowa, United States
Spouse's Name: Arsola Rash
Reference ID: p 207
GS Film Number: 1034939
Digital Folder Number: 004311104
Citing this Record: "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCWD-2GP : accessed 18 March 2015), Joseph D. Davis and Arsola Rash, 05 Mar 1876; citing Union Tp., Hardin, Iowa, United States, county courthouses, Iowa.
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Iowa State Census, 1885:


Event Place: Whitten, Union, Hardin, Iowa
Page: 385
Name, Gender, Age:
Joseph Davis M 29
Arsoola Davis F 25
Denson Davis M 3
Family Number: 4
Line Number: 20
GS Film number: 1021474
Digital Folder Number: 004539602
Image Number: 00707
Citing this Record: "Iowa State Census, 1885," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/HZ2K-KZM : accessed 18 March 2015), Arsoola Davis in household of Joseph Davis, Whitten, Union, Hardin, Iowa; citing p. , , State Historical Society, Des Moines; FHL microfilm .
Note: This is 1885, so the first two children aren't listed because they died in 1883. Dennie is the only one listed because the remaining children had yet to be born.
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Arsula "Susie" Rash's Timeline

1859
July 17, 1859
IA, USA
1876
November 24, 1876
Age 17
Hardin, Hardin, USA
1879
May 5, 1879
Age 19
Hardin
1880
October 20, 1880
Age 21
Union, Hardin County, Iowa, United States
1886
July 20, 1886
Age 27
Hardin, Iowa, United States
1888
February 20, 1888
Age 28
Hardin, Pottawattamie, IA, USA
February 20, 1888
Age 28
Hardin, Iowa, USA
February 20, 1888
Age 28
IA, USA
1894
June 13, 1894
Age 34