Thomas B Davis

11 September 1870–31 August 1959 (Age 88)
Liberty, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thomas B

When Thomas B Davis was born on 11 September 1870, in Liberty, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, his father, Americus Davis, was 25 and his mother, Parsadie Lucinda Askew, was 24. He married Cora Helen Kelton on 12 July 1896, in Robertson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in District 7, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 3, Robertson, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died on 31 August 1959, in Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 88.

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Thomas B Davis
Cora Helen Kelton
Marriage: 12 July 1896
Robert K Davis
Cornelious Davis
Bethel Ova Davis

Spouse and Children


    Cora Helen Kelton


12 July 1896
Robertson, Tennessee, United States


    Robert K Davis


    Cornelious Davis


    Bethel Ova Davis


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 8

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas B Davis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas Davis in household of Americus Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas B Davis in entry for Cora Helen Davis, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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