Jessie Lee Davis

9 March 1891–19 October 1959 (Age 68)
Texas, United States

The Life of Jessie Lee

When Jessie Lee Davis was born on 9 March 1891, in Texas, United States, her father, John Luther Davis, was 29 and her mother, Parilee Galen Whalin, was 21. She lived in Cass Township, Stone, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 19 October 1959, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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John Luther Davis
Parilee Galen Whalin
Clara June Davis
Iva Lena Davis
Jessie Lee Davis
Otto Ira Davis
Lloyd Kurtis Davis
Lillian Edna Davis
Vernon Delbert Davis

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

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 5

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 18

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jessie L Davis in household of John L Davis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jessie L Davis in household of John L Davis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jessie Lee Davis, "Find A Grave Index"

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