Editor, Paul Jones
Robert Davis and Miss Polly Gogue were happily married at the home of Rev. W. S. Winstead, who spoke the words that made them husband and wife, January 18, 1912, at 3 o'clock.
The bride and groom are among the best young people on Route No. Two and are both respected and esteemed for their many good qualities.
The wedding was no surprise to their many friends, who wish them joy and prosperity through a long and happy life, and the Vitascope joins the list.
Our groom, William Robert Davis, migrated to northeast Arkansas around 1900 from southern Illinois. His parents, William Henry Davis and Malinda Catherine Davis (her surname was also Davis), settled in the Hopewell Community just southwest of Rector on arrival from Illinois. William Robert had at least three brothers, as well as four sisters, and most of them came to Arkansas with this family.
Miss Polly Gogue was the daughter of Levi W. Gogue and Malissie Josephine Blackburn, and this family migrated in 1894 from Illinois to the Hopewell area. Polly had at least four brothers and five sisters.
William Robert Davis was 32 years old when he and Polly married, and she was 23. They were parents of at least five children before they moved to Georgia about 1930. Gordon Aubrey, Myrrl, Hollis Dale, Shirley Eugene and Jessie Kathryn Davis were born in Arkansas, and son Wayne Henry in Georgia. William Robert and Polly Davis lived near Waycross, Ga. Our couple were married about 58 years when William Robert died in 1970 at the age of 91. Polly Gogue Davis was 95 years old when she died in 1983. They were both buried in Waycross, Ga., in Oakland Cemetery.
William Robert Davis' parents were both buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, located near the Clay-Greene County line. William Henry Davis died in 1907, and wife Malinda Catherine, died many years later in 1948. Polly Gogue's parents were also buried at Pleasant Grove, Levi W. dying in 1908 and Polly's mother, Malissa "Josie," passing away in 1946.
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