Delphine Markham Davis

Delphine Elizabeth Markham Davis was born January 9, 1839, in Plymouth, Michigan. Her father was Dr. William W. Markham (born in 1801 in Paris, New York; died in March, 1887 in Batavia, New York). Her mother was Clarissa Minerva Towner Markham (born July 6, 1798 in Goshen Connecticut; died April 29, 1869). Delphine married John Sprague Youngs (born on October 11, 1828 in Flint Michigan; died in 1898) in Branch County, Michigan. She was his second wife—he had previously married Susan R. Sargent (born 1827) on January 5, 1853 in Branch County. Delphine filed for divorce from John in Albion, Indiana on October 25, 1869. In Rochester, New York on April 3, 1870, Delphine E. Markham of New York City married Dumont Charles Dake (born June 11, 1838 in Nunda, Livingston, County, New York, a homeopathic physician. They toured together and resided in Chicago. In 1879, they moved to New York City, where Dumont graduated from the United States Medical College in 1882. Delphine attended U.S.M.C. from 1882 to 1883 and was in Andrew Jackson Davis's graduating class. Delphine divorced Dr. Dumont C. Dake on July 25, 1885. She married Davis in Boston on August 11, 1885. The officiant was Spiritualist and Justice of the Peace Allen Putnam. Delphine Davis died on March 13, 1928, in San Diego, California.