Cecil Bruce Davis

13 August 1881–3 April 1963 (Age 81)
Cornwall, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Cecil Bruce

When Cecil Bruce Davis was born on 13 August 1881, in Cornwall, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, his father, Thurston Pike Davis, was 29 and his mother, Cecilia Bruce, was 26. He married Gladys Lillian Williams on 24 May 1909, in Montreal, Montreal Urban Community, Quebec, Canada. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1881. He died on 3 April 1963, in Montreal, Montreal Urban Community, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 81, and was buried in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Cecil Bruce Davis
Fannie Cowen Hamilton
Marriage: 11 October 1915
Marianne Kathleen Davis
John Frederick Davis
Ruth Josephine Davis
Cecil Bruce Davis Jr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 October 1915Montreal, Montreal Urban Community, Quebec, Canada
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1883 · Mining Boom
    Age 2
    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
    1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act
    Age 5
    In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
    1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario
    Age 25
    Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

    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 (4)

    • Davis, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
    • Cecil Bruce Davis, "Find A Grave Index"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Cecil Bruce Davis - Individual or family possessions: male

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