1919 – Helen M. Bliss Davidson Died

On this date Helen M. Bliss Davidson, wife of Governor James Ole Davidson, died. She was born in June 1860, in Kickapoo, Vernon County. Helen M. Bliss Davidson’s family relocated to Vernon County from New York in 1860. She married James Ole Davidson on February 21, 1883 in Readstown, Vernon County. She served as first lady of Wisconsin from 1906 to 1911. She gave birth to two daughters, Mabel Elsie and Grace. Davidson died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Jacksonville, Florida. She is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison. [Source: , by Nancy G. Williams, pg. 122]