Charles Merrick Davis

2 July 1882–12 November 1941 (Age 59)
Watertown, Codington, South Dakota, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Merrick

When Charles Merrick Davis was born on 2 July 1882, in Watertown, Codington, South Dakota, United States, his father, Silas Lewis Davis, was 32 and his mother, Susan May Edmonds, was 27. He married Bessie McReynolds on 12 April 1905, in Orchards, Clark, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Centralia Election Precinct, Lewis, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 12 November 1941, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 59.

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Charles Merrick Davis
Bessie McReynolds
Marriage: 12 April 1905
Merrick Farnham Davis
Barbara Clair Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1905Orchards, Clark, Washington, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1889 · Washington Becomes a State
    Age 7
    On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 16
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    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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    Sources (14)

    • Charles M Davis, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Charles Davis in entry for Otmar Charles Voegele and Barbara Claire Davis, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Charles Merrick Davis, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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