Martha Means Davis was born December 13, 1849 in Indianapolis. Married Samuel Penrod in 1873. Came to Montana in 1881. Two children, Winifred and Cornelius, died shortly after arriving in Billings and are buried at Mountview Cemetery. Samuel Penrod died in 1884, just prior to his son, William's, birth. She married John Davis in 1888. See Mrs Penrod Davis - See Montana Monographs by O'Donnell. Obit 1934-03-09 for Martha Davis, pioneer widow of John P Davis and mother of W E Penrod - See Local Pioneer Woman Dies, Billings Gazette, March 9, 1934, p. 1. WE Penrod was born in 1884 in Billings. In 1936, only two of her six children were still alive.
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Photo circa 1930
Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Davis, Martha J. Means Penrod Mountview Cemetery (Billings, Mont.) Indianapolis (Ind.).
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Montana Monographs by O'Donnell. Billings Gazette, March 9, 1934, p. 1.