Born in Phelps, NY on Feb. 3, 1864. Martha graduated from Hillsdale College in Michigan before her marriage to Frank Davey. After settling in Los Angeles in 1921, she was active in the art scene and philanthropic work. She died there on Dec. 12, 1948.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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