Fifty-four-year-old Elizabeth Ann
Davy (b.1849) and her sixteen-year-old daughter,
Helen Louise Davy (b.1887),* lived on Roslyn Place in
Chicago. Roslyn and Arlington is a
designated historic district in Chicago today but
there is no longer a 34 Roslyn Place so perhaps the
building has been razed.
Elizabeth's body was identified by
at Rolston's Funeral Home
and Helen's at Jordan's Funeral Home
W. Taylor. Taylor was also
administrator of Elizabeth's estate, probated in
March, 1904. He may have been a relative of
Elizabeth's. Elizabeth and Helen were buried
at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago.
Helen attended the Lake View high
school. She was one of five Lake View students who
died at the Iroquois, including the
Elizabeth and her husband,
insurance salesman Edward W. Davy (1849-1924), married
in 1875 and immigrated
to America from Canada in 1882. Helen was their only
Services for Elizabeth and Helen
were held on Sunday, January 3, 1904 at the
Episcopal Church of our Savior on 702 Fullerton
Avenue, possibly conducted by Reverend Edwards.
Edward's name was listed as
missing on early reports so he may have been at the
theater with his wife and daughter but survived.
Discrepancies and addendum
Some genealogical reports
conflict with 1900 US Census
information as to Edward's age, also reporting that
Helen had a sister. The birth dates reported above
are from the 1900 US Census where I found only one
Edward and Elizabeth Davy living in Chicago, with a
daughter, named Helen, and reportedly with no
other children, living or dead.
* On some lists Helen's name was
reported as Louisa Helen Davy but the coroner issued
the death certificate for Helen Louise Davy.