Fannie Wilson Davidson

Brief Life History of Fannie Wilson

When Fannie Wilson Davidson was born on 8 September 1879, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Henry Jobe F. Davidson, was 37 and her mother, Louisa Francis Patterson, was 35. She married Marvin Jerome Lett on 5 April 1895, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Civil District 14, Gibson, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years and Bradford, Gibson, Tennessee, United States in 1930. In 1880, at the age of 0, her occupation is listed as at home in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. She died on 15 May 1937, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Marvin Jerome Lett
1871–1935
Fannie Wilson Davidson
1879–1937
Marriage: 5 April 1895
Robert Benton Lett
1898–1980
Harold Cecil Lett
1902–1979
Martha Louise Lett
1904–1970
Howard C Lett
1908–1981
Glynn Lett
1912–
Ruby Lett
1917–2004

Sources (19)

  • F W Lett in household of M J Lett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fannie Davidson, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Fannie Lett, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United 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.

Name Meaning

Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name David + -son. As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.

Irish (Down) and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt .

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Davidsson: patronymic from the personal name David .

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

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