John Raymond Davenport

1890–1981 (Age 90)
Hopkins, Texas, United States

The Life of John Raymond

When John Raymond Davenport was born on 10 June 1890, in Hopkins, Texas, United States, his father, George Washington Davenport, was 41 and his mother, Mary Georgie Holbert, was 31. He married Velma Eugenia Maddox in 1916, in Collin, Texas, United States. He lived in Wellington, Collingsworth, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1940. He died in 1981, at the age of 91.

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John Raymond Davenport
1890–1981
Velma Eugenia Maddox
1899–1955
Marriage: 1916

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1916
Collin, Texas, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • George Washington Davenport

    Male1848–1927Male

  • Female1858–1947Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 24

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Raymond Davenport, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Raymond Davenport, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J Raymond Davenport, "United States Census, 1930"

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