Marion Violet Davies
b. 15 March 1901, d. 19 July 1986
- Father: Daniel Davies b. 18 June 1870, d. 24 April 1906
- Mother: Anna Augusta Rosengren b. 2 July 1871, d. 23 February 1946
- Marion Violet Davies was born on 15 March 1901 in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota.
- Anna Augusta Rosengren appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, at 412 Miners Avenue. Other members of the household included Marion Violet Davies, Charles Ellis Davies and Ross Daniel Davies.
- A photographic portrait was made of Anna Davies and her children Charles, Ross and Marion, about 1916.
- Marion Violet Davies appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota, at University Avenue.
- She was employed as a hospital nurse, according to the 1920 census.
- The following appeared on 25 June 1934 in the Lead Daily Call: (Ten Years Ago) At the Lutheran Church in Brookings at high noon on June 24, Ross Davies and Marie Hanson were wedded. They were attended by Miss Anna K. Hanson, sister of the bride, and Marion Davies, sister of the bridegroom, and his brother, Charles Davies. The bridegroom is a son of Mrs. Anna Davies of Lead.
- She married Raymond Victor Hansen on 29 April 1925 in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin.
- Raymond Victor Hansen and Marion Violet Davies appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, at 238 Monroe Street.
- The following appeared on 25 July 1933 in the Lead Daily Call: Mrs. Anna Davies of this city has been enjoying a family reunion the past week, the first time the family have all been home together in more than ten years. Mrs. Ray Hansen, formerly Marion Davies, and her husband of Oshkosh, Wis., arrived a week ago, and Ross Davies came last week also from Brookings to join his wife and two little daughters, Marion Jean and Dorothy Ann who had been guests of his mother and brother Charles in Lead the past four months. There was no special festivity to mark the reunion, the time being spent in visiting and pleasure rides to scenic places. Ross and his family returned Sunday to their home in Brookings, and Mr. and Mrs. Hansen will leave this evening via the North Western to return to their home in Oshkosh.
- The following appeared on 3 November 1934 in the Lead Daily Call: Miss Emma Mattson and Charles Davies of this city, were united in marriage last Tuesday, October 30, at the home of the bridegroom-s brother, Ross Davies, in Brookings, it has been announced. The newly wedded couple went on from there to Oshkoxh, Wis., to spend their honeymoon visiting with Mr. Davies' sister, mrs. Marion Hanson and her husband. [:PCR:] The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Josephine Mattson of this city. She is a graduate of Lead high school and of the Henry Ford hospital in Detroit, Mich. Last year she was employed in this territory as federal school nurse. [:CR;] The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Anna Davies of this city. He too, is a graduate of Lead high school and also of state college at Brookings. He is employed by the Homestake Mining company. Upon their return Mr. and Mrs. Davies will establish their home here.
- The following appeared on 28 June 1938 in the Lead Daily Call: Mrs. Ray Hanson [sic] and little son of Oshkosh, Wis., arrived in Lead yesterday by train, coming to spend a few weeks with Mrs. Hanson's mother, Mrs. Anna Davis [sic]. Mrs. Hanson is well known in Lead as Marion Davies.
- Raymond Victor Hansen and Marion Violet Davies appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, at 618 Bowen Street. Other members of the household included Daniel Robert Hansen.
- The following appeared on 25 February 1946 in the Lead Daily Call: Word has been received in Lead of the death Saturday night of Mrs. Anna Davies at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marion Hansen, in Oshkosh, Wis. Mrs. Davies was a pioneer resident of Lead, widow of the late Dan Davies. Friends in Lead had received word last Wednesday of the critical illness of Mrs. Davies.
The body is enroute to Lead and is expected to arrive Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon from the chapel of the Rounsewell funeral home, withe the Rev. E. F. Siegfriedt of Christ Episcopal church officiating. Interment will be in West Lead cemetery.
The deceased is survived by two sons and a daughter. They are Ross Davies of Huron, Charles of Fredonia, Ariz., Mrs. Marian Hansen of Oshkosh, and four grandchildren. It is understood the sons and daughter will come to Lead for the final services.
Mrs. Davies was a member of Lead Chapter No. 18, O.E.S., and attended Christ Episcopal church. She was matron of Phoebe Hearst kindergarten for many years until ill health forced her retirement. She went to Wisconsin last year to live with her daughter.
- Marion Violet Davies became a widow at the 16 October 1951 death of her husband Raymond Victor Hansen.
- The following appeared on 31 October 1951 in the Lead Daily Call: Ray V. Hansen, 53, the husband of the former Marion Davies of Lead, died October 16 at his home at 618 Bowen street, Oshkosh, Wis., according to word received here today.
Hansen was a police officer in Oshkosh for 18 years before ill health forced his retirement in 1946.
He was born in Oshkosh April 21, 1898, and lived there all his life except for military service in World War I.
He and Miss Davies were married in Oshkosh April 29, 1925. She was the daughter of Mrs. Anna Davies, matron of the Hearst Kindergarten here for 30 years.
Surviving are his widow, a son Daniel, a brother William Hansen, and half-trother Herman Hoxtell, all of Oshkosh, and four nieces and a nephew.
Hansen was buried October 18 in Riverside Cemetery in Oshkosh.
- At the time of her death Marion Violet Davies was living in Winnebago, Winnebago County, Wisconsin.
- Marion Violet Davies died on 19 July 1986 at age 85 in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.
- She was interred at Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin.
- Last Edited: 19 Dec 2015