- Dates: 1872/01/15
Monday night, the 15th inst., at the residence of her son, Dr. John Polk, Abingdon, Harford County, Md., Mrs. REBECCA DAVIDGE departed this life, 87 years of age.
Mrs. Davidge, nee Troup, was born in Queen Anne County, Eastern shore of Maryland, and was married to Josiah Polk, son of Judge William Polk, of Somerset County, Maryland; her descendants in this City from this marriage are Mrs. D. D. Field and Mrs. Eugene Pomeroy. Some years after the death of Mr. Polk she married Dr. John Beale Davidge, of Baltimore, Professor of Anatomy, and one of the most eminent physicians of his day. Mrs. Davidge was remarkable for great simplicity and dignity of presence. She was charity itself; no harsh or unjust sentiment could find place in her breast; she was graceful, sincere; she was kind and true. She enjoyed the consideration which such characters naturally inspire; her friends were numerous and devoted. Full of years and of Christian virtues, she has passed into that sleep from which the awakening is into everlasting life. Such reflections cannot fail to soothe the sense of beareavement.
SOURCE: New York Times Jan. 18, 1872