Marshall, son of W F & Virginia Byrd Davis, of Plattsburg, Mo, was
born 6 Nov 1865, and died 12 Aug 1877, aged 11 yrs 9 mos 5 das...He
was their first born... - Jesse Bird
(Source: Extract from "St.
Louis Christian Advocate" newspaper printed on August 27, 1877.
Transcribed by Barbara Z.)
Again death has entered and taken from our midst one who,
though old and geeble was dear to the hearts of many. Although Mr.
Robert Duff had been in failing health for some time past it was not until
a week or ten days ago that the end was anticipated by the anxious
watchers. His death was the result of the infirmities of old age and
the end was calm and peaceful.
Robert Duff, aged 84 years, 1
month and 14 days, was born at Belfast Ireland, December 11, 1820; came to
America at the age of 26 years and resided in Canada for a number of
years. In the early 50's he settled in Clinton County,
Missouri and in 1858 married Elizabeth Pierce, who died in 1882.
Three sons and six daughters survive him, all of whom, except one son in
California, one in Oklahoma and one daughter in Missouri were with him
during his last sickness. He came to Montana in 1901; died Wednesday
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L.R. Terrett. The body was
shipped today to Keytesville, Mo., for interment, accompanied by Mr. C.R.
Duff and Miss Belle Duff. The sympathy of the entire community will
be extended to the relatives in their sad bereavement.
County News, Forsyth, Mont., Jan. 26, 1905