Dr Cecil Clair Davis

Brief Life History of Cecil Clair

When Dr Cecil Clair Davis was born on 22 July 1891, in Waldwick, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Charles Noble Davis, was 26 and his mother, Essie Jane Zollinger, was 24. He married Margaret Marie Quinlan Gessner about 1915. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States in 1900 and Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States for about 24 years. He registered for military service in 1920. He died on 31 July 1934, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr Cecil Clair Davis
1891–1934
Margaret Marie Quinlan Gessner
1894–1977
Marriage: about 1915
Margaret Jane Davis
1916–1916
Dorothy Davis
1917–1991
Maj Charles Gerald Davis
1919–1944
Robert Quinlan Davis
1922–2003

Sources (16)

  • Cecil Davis in household of C P Davis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cecil C Davis, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Cecil Clair Davis, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic meaning ‘Dafydd's (son)’, equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd, the Welsh form of David . The spelling Davis is more typical in southwestern England northwards as far as Lancashire, where the frequency of the surname largely reflects Welsh migration, but may sometimes represent a native English surname based on Davy (compare Davies ). Davis (including in the sense 2 below) is the eighth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans.

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt . Compare Davies .

History: John Davis or Davys (c. 1550–1605) was an English navigator who searched for the Northwest Passage. — By the 18th century there were numerous persons named Davis in America, including the jurist John Davis, born in 1761 in Plymouth, MA, and Henry Davis, a clergyman and college president, who was born in 1771 in East Hampton, NY. — Jefferson Davis, born in 1808 in KY, was president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.

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

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