Alfred Davis

1853–1879 (Age 26)
Gibson, Indiana, United States

The Life of Alfred

When Alfred Davis was born in 1853, in Gibson, Indiana, United States, his father, Joel Redwine Davis, was 41 and his mother, Winifred Malinda Williams, was 36. He lived in Montgomery Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States in 1870. He died in 1879, in Gibson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 26.

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Joel Redwine Davis
Winifred Malinda Williams
William Smith Davis
John Clark Davis
Lucy Lavinia Davis
Mary Ann Davis
Benjamin Franklin Davis
Permelia Davis
Cordelia Davis
Alfred Davis
James M Davis
Malinda Henrietta Davis
Joel Redwine Davis

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World Events (7)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 3

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 10

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Alford Davis in household of Malinde Davis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alfred Davis in household of Joel Davis, "United States Census, 1860"

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