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Lulu 'Martha' Davidson
(1871- ? )


Lulu "Martha" Davidson was born in about 1871 in Lewistown, Fulton County, IL, the daughter of William Taylor and Lucinda (Miner) Davidson.

Raised as the daughter of a newspaper man, Martha grew up in a household obsessed by current events, politics, economic development and continuous controversy.

When her father died in 1915, Martha and her sister Frances were named executors of his will.


Trolley on Lewistown's streets, early 1900s


Circa 1920, when the federal census was taken, the 49-year-old Martha lived with her unmarried sisters Frances and Maude, and 22-year-old half brother Gilman. Martha's occupation was listed, as was Frances', as publishers of the newspaper.

Martha's fate after that is unknown.

It's possible that she died sometime around 1926, as that is the year her half-brother Gilman stepped into the role as editor of the Democrat. More will be reported here when learned.


Copyright 2007 Mark A. Miner