Roy Roosevelt Davis

Male23 August 1907–3 September 1968

Brief Life History of Roy Roosevelt

When Roy Roosevelt Davis was born on 23 August 1907, in Forneys Creek Township, Swain, North Carolina, United States, his father, David Rollins Davis, was 50 and his mother, Mary Jane Rose, was 46. He married Ada Elizabeth Proctor from 1925 to 1926, in Swain, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 3 September 1968, in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Springfield, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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Roy Roosevelt Davis
Ada Elizabeth Proctor
Marriage: from 1925 to 1926
Christine Velvet Davis
Alma Lee Davis
Clifford Davis
Janavie Davis
Shiffley Davis
Cecil Davis
Billy Davis
Bobby Davis

Sources (14)

  • Ray R Rabin in household of David Rabin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ray Davis, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Roy R Davis, "United States Census, 1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    from 1925 to 1926Swain, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 1

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

    Age 4

    The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 


    Age 20

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: patronymic meaning ‘Dafydd's (son)’, equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd, the Welsh form of David . The spelling Davis is more typical in southwestern England northwards as far as Lancashire, where the frequency of the surname largely reflects Welsh migration, but may sometimes represent a native English surname based on Davy (compare Davies ). Davis (including in the sense 2 below) is the eighth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans.

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt . Compare Davies .

    History: John Davis or Davys (c. 1550–1605) was an English navigator who searched for the Northwest Passage. — By the 18th century there were numerous persons named Davis in America, including the jurist John Davis, born in 1761 in Plymouth, MA, and Henry Davis, a clergyman and college president, who was born in 1771 in East Hampton, NY. — Jefferson Davis, born in 1808 in KY, was president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.

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

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