Mrs. Sallie Loving Davis, 80, of 2303 Maders, whose family history is entwined with early history of Texas and Dallas County, died Friday at her home after an illness of many months.
Mrs. Davis’ parents, Mr. And Mrs. James Loving, with an uncle, Oliver Loving, for whom Loving County was named, came to Texas from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky in 1844 while Texas was a republic, going down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in a flatboat to New Orleans and then going by boat to Shreveport.
James Loving, her father, came by ox team to Dallas County, settling near Rowlett, where he was killed by an outlaw named Parker in 1869.
Oliver Loving, her uncle, went on to West Texas and became a partner of Col. Charles Goodnight in the cattle business. He was wounded in an Indian battle and died of his wounds at Fort Sumner, N. M.
Mrs. Davis married E. A. (Gene) Davis, eldest son of Capt. and Mrs. Ben T. Davis, also old-time residents of Dallas County, in 1882. Mr. Davis died January 31, 1934.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Winnie Davis, Dallas; seven sons, Claude, Kenneth, Barney and Bruce Davis of Dallas, Sam Davis of Garland, Eugene Davis of Overton and Quince Davis of Miami, Florida; twenty one grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Davis had been a member of the Church of Christ for forty five years. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Garland and burial will be in Mills Cemetery near there.