Posted by: Beth | July 1, 2012

MRIN-38 William Summers and Melvina Davis

William Summers and Melvina Davis

My paternal 3rd great grandparents

MRIN-38

William J. Summers

  • Born: 16 May 1850 in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri
  • Married: Melvina Davis on 06 May 1869 in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri
  • Died: 09 Feb 1911 Shelby, Teton County, Montana
  • Buried:
  • Cause of Death: (per Laura Strong in the comments section below) “Death certificate states “cerebral hemorage” His obit states that he was herding sheep Feb 5th and when the sheep came home without him a search was instituted. He was found a mile and a half from home, unconscious, with head bruises and paralysis, leading to belief of fall from horse. He was taken home and attended to but died the following Thursday.”
  • Parents: Moses Summers and Celia Gillstrap

Melvina Francis Davis

  • Born: 02 May 1851 in Unionville, Kentucky
  • Married: William Summers about 1870 in Missouri
  • Died:  02 Aug 1913 in Montana
  • Buried:
  • Cause of Death: (per Laura Strong in the comments section below) “death certificate states “drowning in reservoir – accidental”. Searching for possible newspaper article and have yet to find an obit for her.”
  • Parents: Ceburn Davis and Virginia Young

Their Children

  1. Mary Summers (1870-????)
  2. Albert Corder Summers (1873-1925)
  3. Oliver Summers (1874-????)
  4. Ceburn Summers (1877-????)

Sources: Coming Soon

    1. 1850 U.S. Census for District No. 29, Dodge & Putnam Counties, Missouri 
    2. 1860 U.S. Census for Elm, Putnam County, Missouri, Roll: M653_641; Page: 394; Image: 392; Family History Library Film: 803641.
    3. 1880 U.S. Census for Richland, Putnam County, Missouri
    4. 1910 U.S. Census for Shelby School District, Teton County, Montana
    5. Montana Death Index, 1860-2007 – Melvina Summers
    6. Montana Death Index, 1860-2007 – William Summers
    7. Family Member – Laura Strong was kind enough to share information from her research and documents to help fill in the many blanks I had with this family.
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Responses

  1. William E Summers, b. 16 May 1850, Unionville, Putnam, MO, d. 09 Feb 1911, Shelby, Teton, MT. Melvina Frances Davis, b. 02 May 1851, Unionville, d. 02 Aug 1913, Shelby. I have death certificates for each of them. They were married 06 May 1969 in Unionville. DAUGHTER Mary A Summers, b. 02 June 1870, d. 03 Jan 1910. She was married to Christopher Kaup and they had a son, Edgar O Kaup. SON Albert Bright Corder Summers, b. 27 Apr 1872, Unionville, d. 31 Aug 1928, Longmont, Boulder, Colo. SON Oliver E Summers, b. 1875, SON Saul J Summers, b. Sept 1877, m. Lois and they had son, John E b. Jan 1899 in Iowa. For years i thought Saul was a Cebern (may have gone by the name) but 1900 MO Census of Jackson, Sni A Bar, District 141 lists him as Saul.

    • Awesome. So that was the right William and Melvina Summers that I found in the Montana Death Index. Thank you for verifying that.
      Does it say what their cause of deaths were? I try to add that whenever possible for a family medical history

      • William Summers’ death certificate states “cerebral hemorage” His obit states that he was herding sheep Feb 5th and when the sheep came home without him a search was instituted. He was found a mile and a half from home, unconscious, with head bruises and paralysis, leading to belief of fall from horse. He was taken home and attended to but died the following Thursday. Melvina Summers’ death certificate states “drowning in reservoir – accidental”. Searching for possible newspaper article and have yet to find an obit for her.


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