Ellen Buford Davis
b. 17 May 1845, d. 24 February 1934
- Ellen Buford Davis was born on 17 May 1845 in Bedford, Virginia.
- She married Edward Sanford Gregory.
- Ellen Buford Davis became a widow at the 19 December 1884 death of her husband Edward Sanford Gregory.
- Ellen Buford Davis appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Bedford.-Bedford City, Vrginia, at 313 North Bridge Street. Other members of the household included Edward Davis Gregory and Eloise Douglas Berry.
- Ellen Buford Davis died on 24 February 1934 at age 88 in Bedford, Virginia.
- The following appeared on 26 February 1934 in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: (Bedford, Feb. 25) -Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen D. Gregory, 89, wife of the late Rev. Edward S. Gregory, were conducted from St. John's Church of which whe had been a member since childhood, this afternoon, by the Rev. William C. Marshall and Dr. J. H. Grey. She was a daughter of the late Judge Micajah and Ellen Philipps Davis and was born at Chestnut Hill, the Davis home, on Peak's Road. She was the last member of a large and prominent family. Her brother, the late Thomas Davis, was editor of the New Orleans Picayune for thirty-six years. The Rev. Mr. Gregory was editor of the Petersburg Index-Appeal at the time of their marriage, giving up his newspaper career to enter the ministry. Mrs. Gregory was engaged in newspaper work during her earlier life, serving as local correspondent for the Richmond Dispatch and the Lynchburg News.
Mrs. Gregory is survived by one son, Edward D. Gregory, president of the American Pigment Corporation of Bedford, and two grandsons. She was actively identified with social, civic and welfare organizations, the Thursday Club, King's Daughters, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Library Association and other organizations.
- Last Edited: 7 Oct 2012