Dorothea Davis

11 September 1890–1980 (Age 89)
North Berwick, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Dorothea

When Dorothea Davis was born on 11 September 1890, in North Berwick, York, Maine, United States, her father, William Sweetser Davis Sr, was 32 and her mother, Annie Dennett, was 28. She married Charles Dwight Curtiss on 18 July 1919, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She immigrated to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1958 and lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1920 and Bethesda, Montgomery, Maryland, United States in 1930. She died in 1980, at the age of 90.

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Charles Dwight Curtiss
Dorothea Davis
Marriage: 18 July 1919
Charles Dwight Curtiss Jr
Martha Curtiss

Spouse and Children

18 July 1919
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Charles Dwight Curtiss Jr


    Martha Curtiss


Parents and Siblings

    William Sweetser Davis Sr





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World Events (8)

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.
1913 · Women's Suffrage Demonstration

Age 23

A demonstration for women's suffrage takes place on March 3, 1913. This is the first suffrage parade in Washington D.C. One of the notable women in attendance is Ida B. Wells.
1915 · Homemade Bomb Explosion

Age 25

On July 2, 1915 an angry, former Harvard professor, Erich Muenter, places a homemade bomb in the Senate Reception Room. He was upset about the private sales of US munitions to the allies during the war.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothea Davis in household of William F Davis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorothea Davis in household of Wm S Davis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dorothea D Curtiss in household of Charles D Curtiss, "United States Census, 1920"

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