Joseph F. Davis

13 June 1896–22 May 1940 (Age 43)
Poplarville, Pearl River, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Joseph F.

When Joseph F. Davis was born on 13 June 1896, in Poplarville, Pearl River, Mississippi, United States, his father, James Reuben Davis, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Spiers, was 37. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Lillie Virginia Lumpkin. He died on 22 May 1940, in his hometown, at the age of 43, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove, Lamar, Mississippi, United States.

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Joseph F. Davis
Lillie Virginia Lumpkin
William Joseph Davis
Francis Jo Ann Davis

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    Francis Jo Ann Davis


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 11

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 12

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joe Davis in household of J R Davis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph Davis in household of James R Davis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joe F Davis in entry for Jewette Galloway and Francis Jo Ann Galloway, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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