Sabrina [Bliss] Temple and Merritt Temple
(March 7, 1861 – June 16, 1935 – Age 74)
Roe S. Temple was born in Sunderland, Vermont, March 7,
1861, and died June 16, 1935, at her home in Lansing.
Funeral services were held in that city June 19, Rev. A. M. Jayne, pastor
of the Central Methodist church officiating, and burial was made in the Duplain
She was the daughter of Merritt and Sabina [Bliss] Temple.
In 1863 she came to Michigan with her parents and they settled on section
8, Riley Township. She was a
granddaughter of David Bliss who pioneered in Riley when it was a wilderness,
and whom the family followed to the county.
She attended country school and later obtained a
teacher’s certificate. She taught
in the rural districts several years and also at St. Johns.
After that she followed her profession in the Upper Peninsula and at
Duluth, Minn. For some time she was
bookkeeper for a lumber company in Tecumseh, Michigan.
Mrs. Davenport was a charitable, Christian woman, highly
respected and widely esteemed. She
was the donor of the Hugh Watson Memorial vault in Duplain cemetery, and also
donated liberally to the support of the Methodist church at Lansing, of which
she was a member.