John Levi Davenport

9 January 1850–7 October 1912 (Age 62)
Fremont, Mahaska, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Levi

When John Levi Davenport was born on 9 January 1850, in Fremont, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, his father, John Squire Davenport, was 23 and his mother, Madorah Pack, was 18. He married Henrietta Lydia Troth on 6 February 1868, in Mills, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 October 1912, in Caddo, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Munden, Republic, Kansas, United States.

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John Levi Davenport
Henrietta Lydia Troth
Marriage: 6 February 1868
Amanda Jane Davenport
Madorah Ellen Davenport
Isaac Odell Davenport
Essie Davenport
Alvin Davenport
William Ira Davenport

Spouse and Children

6 February 1868
Mills, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 7

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 17

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu ‘to drop’, ‘to trickle’) + Old English port ‘market town’.2 Irish (County Tipperary): English surname adopted by bearers of Munster Gaelic Ó Donndubhartaigh ‘descendant of Donndubhartach’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + artach ‘nobleman’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • J L Davenport, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John S Davenport, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • John S Davenport, "United States Census, 1870"

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