Myra K. Davis

Myra K. Davis

1890 – 1969

I really thought [Adamsville] was quaint. It was quite different from what I was used to. I was lonesome when I first moved there, but I’m usually the person that can stop and talk to people, which I did. Walking down with the baby carriage one time in the springtime, this woman had the house that’s two left of mine. She was an elderly lady and she used to like to be out near her front gate there near the road and if I’d go by she’d say, “Oh, hello,” and she’d say, “Oh, could I see the baby?”

Myra Davis, her name was, and she lived all alone. She was never married that I know of, and every time I’d walk by with the carriage she’d be there and she’d like to chat with me and one day she said to me, “Would you like to come in and see my house?” I said, “Oh, I’d love to.” So I picked up the baby, put her on my shoulder and I walked into her house. She even brought me down to her basement and it was very nice and clean. It didn’t have a lot of junk in it like mine does now! Then she took me upstairs to show me how many rooms and along the stairway wall she had all kinds of pictures. I guess it was from her life and family. I thought it was so nice of her to do that. She was all by herself, a little lonely spinster. She never married and I guess she didn’t have any family because I never heard her talk about anybody, so… she was lonesome. She saw me walking by and stopped to talk so I thought that was very friendly. So I’d always say “hello” to her, and, “How are you doing?”

Based on an oral history interview with Connie Buben.

First published in “Remembering Adamsville” by the Little Compton Historical Society, 2013.

73 Stone Church Road

My parents bought a house [at 73] Stone Church Road which belonged to a woman named Myra Davis. [It] was the Philip Tabor house. I think he was a minister and that was built for him to live in originally. I know it was built in 1864. I don’t know what parts of it are still there anymore. I know Dennis Talbot tried to leave some original things here and there after we sold him the house.

Based on an oral history interview with Karen Rosinha Daniels-Ambrifi.

First published in “Remembering Adamsville” by the Little Compton Historical Society, 2013.

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