David Webb1

M, b. circa 1835
  • Note*: Had 15 children. Three died in infancy.1
  • Birth*: David Webb was born circa 1835 at Scarborough, England.1
  • Marriage*: He married Mary Jane Davy on 10 September 1865 at Faribault, Rice County, MN, USA.1
  • Marriage Fact*: David Webb and wife observe marriage anniversary today. Were early settlers. Children come home to help parents celebrate.
    September 10, 1915, is the date of an interesting event in this community, being the 50th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Davie Webb, who are widely known as the oldest settlers in Lac qui Parle county, having located in Riverside township, June 20, 1868.
    David Web was born in Scarborough, England, 81 years ago. He came to this country at the age of 21 in 1855. Within four years he decided Minnesota was the best state in the union for a young hustler and has been actively identified with pioneer life in Rice, Lac qui Parle and Pennington counties.
    September 10, 1865, he was united in marriage to Mary Jan Davy, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Davy of Rice county. This wedding occurred at the Church of the Good Shepherd in the city of Faribault, Rev. Lloyd Breek officiating.
    Of this union fifteen children were born, ten of whom are still living. Three children died in infancy. Charles S in 1905 and Clarence E on April 1, 1915. Surviving children are Mrs. L.O. Griffin, Bonnsteel, S.D; James D. Webb, Greenbush, Minn; Richard E. Webb, Nashwauk, Minn.who enjoys the distinction of being the first white child born in Lac qui Parle county; Mrs. G.C. Fletcher, Trego, Wis; Mrs. A.F. Pickard, Lakeland, Fla; Lloyd R. Webb, Ellsworth, Minn; Mrs. A. P. Spencer, 553 Fuller Street, St. Paul; Lawrence E Webb, 440 Fuller, St. Paul; M. Elizabetyh, a teacher in the public schools of Hopkins, Minns. and Cora, who still lives with her parents. There are fourteen living grandchildren.
    A complete family reunion has been panned. Several members have already arrived upo the scene and a season of feasting and frolic will continue as long as the guests remain.
    Mrs. Webb is in her 69th year and although somewhat enfeebled by chronic ailments, is enjoying better health than for years previous. Mr. Webb is a wonderful example of hale and herty old age with a remarkably keen and alert mind. This honored and esteemed couple enjoy a state-wide acquaintance and are being showered with congratulations and good wishes for many happy prosperous years to come. on 10 September 1915.1

Family: Mary Jane Davy b. 7 Apr 1846, d. 14 Mar 1916

Citations

  1. [S652] Unknown, 1915.

Mary Jane Davy1

F, b. 7 April 1846, d. 14 March 1916
  • Note*: Had 15 children. Three died in infancy.1
  • Birth*: Mary Jane Davy was born on 7 April 1846 at Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, NY, USA.2
  • Marriage*: She married David Webb on 10 September 1865 at Faribault, Rice County, MN, USA.1
  • Marriage Fact*: David Webb and wife observe marriage anniversary today. Were early settlers. Children come home to help parents celebrate.
    September 10, 1915, is the date of an interesting event in this community, being the 50th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Davie Webb, who are widely known as the oldest settlers in Lac qui Parle county, having located in Riverside township, June 20, 1868.
    David Web was born in Scarborough, England, 81 years ago. He came to this country at the age of 21 in 1855. Within four years he decided Minnesota was the best state in the union for a young hustler and has been actively identified with pioneer life in Rice, Lac qui Parle and Pennington counties.
    September 10, 1865, he was united in marriage to Mary Jan Davy, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Davy of Rice county. This wedding occurred at the Church of the Good Shepherd in the city of Faribault, Rev. Lloyd Breek officiating.
    Of this union fifteen children were born, ten of whom are still living. Three children died in infancy. Charles S in 1905 and Clarence E on April 1, 1915. Surviving children are Mrs. L.O. Griffin, Bonnsteel, S.D; James D. Webb, Greenbush, Minn; Richard E. Webb, Nashwauk, Minn.who enjoys the distinction of being the first white child born in Lac qui Parle county; Mrs. G.C. Fletcher, Trego, Wis; Mrs. A.F. Pickard, Lakeland, Fla; Lloyd R. Webb, Ellsworth, Minn; Mrs. A. P. Spencer, 553 Fuller Street, St. Paul; Lawrence E Webb, 440 Fuller, St. Paul; M. Elizabetyh, a teacher in the public schools of Hopkins, Minns. and Cora, who still lives with her parents. There are fourteen living grandchildren.
    A complete family reunion has been panned. Several members have already arrived upo the scene and a season of feasting and frolic will continue as long as the guests remain.
    Mrs. Webb is in her 69th year and although somewhat enfeebled by chronic ailments, is enjoying better health than for years previous. Mr. Webb is a wonderful example of hale and herty old age with a remarkably keen and alert mind. This honored and esteemed couple enjoy a state-wide acquaintance and are being showered with congratulations and good wishes for many happy prosperous years to come. on 10 September 1915.1
  • Death*: Mary Jane Davy died on 14 March 1916 at Lac qui Parle County, MN, USA, at age 69; MN Death Cert. 1916 MN 006580.2
  • ObituaryText: Mrs. David Webb passed away Tuesday after eventful career. Mrs. David Webb passed away at her home in this city, Tuesday, March 14, after an illness of six days. For eleven years, Mrs. Webb has been in delicate health.
    Mary Jane Davy, daughter of Stewart and Mary Davy, was born at Ogdensburg, New York, April 7, 1846. She became the wife of David Webb, September 10, 1865, at Faribault Minn.
    The deceased is survived by her husband and ten children, namely: Mrs. O.D. Griffen, James D., Richard, Mrs. George Fletcher, Mrs. Arthur Pickard, Lloyd R., Mrs. Ambrose Spencer, Lawrence, Mollie and Cora. Five children have passed away.
    Funeral services will be held this afternoon at one o'clock, and at the Presbyterian church at two o'clock. Rev L.H. Schock will officiate.
    Mary Jane Davy was the type of courageous womanhood that made possible the opening of the great west. She was daughter, wife and mother of pioneers. She took a trip with her parents through the Erie Canal, over land to the Ohio river, and then down Illinois by flat boat. In 1856 the trip was made to Minnesota by steamer up the Mississippi river. Here she endured the hardships of the "famine year," knew the sorrow and suspense that came to soldier's families during the Civil war. She suffered the privations of the "grasshopper plague" of '73, '74, '75.
    On September 10th, 1865, she was united in marriage to David Webb, of Faribault, Minn., by the Rev. Lloyd Breck, in the "Church of the Good Shepherd" Together they spent the remainder of her life in Lac qui Parle and in Rice counties.
    Her name is recorded in Minnesota History as the wife of the first settler in Lac qui Parle county, and the mother of the first white child born within its borders. On September 10th of last autum her children gathered around her and her husband to make happy the fiftieth anniversary of their married life. Her realm was her home. Her life was one of unselfish devotion and sacrifice to her home and family. Those who knew her best loved her most. The vacant place she has left can never be filled for her loved ones for the place so dear to them is now a home without a mother.2

Family: David Webb b. c 1835

Citations

  1. [S652] Unknown, 1915.
  2. [S655] Unknown short newspaper title, 1916.

Charles S Webb1

M, b. after 1865, d. 1904
  • Birth*: Charles S Webb was born after 1865.1
  • Death*: He died in 1904.1

Citations

  1. [S652] Unknown, 1915.

Clarence E Webb1

M, b. after 1865, d. 1 April 1915
  • Birth*: Clarence E Webb was born after 1865.1
  • Death*: He died on 1 April 1915.1

Citations

  1. [S652] Unknown, 1915.

(?) Webb1

F, b. after 1865, d. after 1915
  • Birth*: (?) Webb was born after 1865.1
  • Death*: She died after 1915.1

Citations

  1. [S652] Unknown, 1915.

James D Webb1

M, b. after 1865, d. after 1915
  • Birth*: James D Webb was born after 1865.1
  • Death*: He died after 1915.1

Citations

  1. [S652] Unknown, 1915.

(?) Webb1

F, b. after 1865, d. after 1915
  • Birth*: (?) Webb was born after 1865.1
  • Death*: She died after 1915.1

Citations

  1. [S652] Unknown, 1915.

(?) Webb1

F, b. after 1865, d. after 1915
  • Birth*: (?) Webb was born after 1865.1
  • Death*: She died after 1915.1

Citations

  1. [S652] Unknown, 1915.

Lawrence E Webb1

M, b. after 1865, d. after 1915

Citations

  1. [S652] Unknown, 1915.

Lloyd R Webb1

M, b. after 1865, d. after 1915
  • Birth*: Lloyd R Webb was born after 1865.1
  • Death*: He died after 1915.1

Citations

  1. [S652] Unknown, 1915.

M Elizabeth Webb1

F, b. after 1865, d. after 1915
  • Birth*: M Elizabeth Webb was born after 1865.1
  • Death*: She died after 1915.1

Citations

  1. [S652] Unknown, 1915.

Cora Webb1

F, b. after 1865, d. after 1915
  • Birth*: Cora Webb was born after 1865.1
  • Death*: She died after 1915.1

Citations

  1. [S652] Unknown, 1915.

(?) Webb1

F, b. after 1865, d. after 1915

Citations

  1. [S652] Unknown, 1915.

Thomas B. Smith1

M, b. circa 1836
  • Birth*: Thomas B. Smith was born circa 1836 at England.1

Family 1:

Family 2:

Citations

  1. [S810] Death certificate, Vol. 9, p. 204.

Henry Smith

M, b. circa 1856
  • Birth*: Henry Smith was born circa 1856.