Lee Ross Davenport

1887–1972 (Age 84)
Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas, United States

The Life of Lee Ross

When Lee Ross Davenport was born on 26 December 1887, in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas, United States, his father, George Washington Davenport, was 39 and his mother, Mary Georgie Holbert, was 29. He married Ida Mae Gibson on 26 December 1909, in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Hunt, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 5, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 16 August 1972, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 84.

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Lee Ross Davenport
Ida Mae Gibson
Marriage: 26 December 1909
Joseph Davenport
wife t.ruth davenport

Spouse & Children

26 December 1909
Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas, United States


  • Joseph Davenport


  • wife t.ruth davenport


Parents & Siblings

  • George Washington Davenport


  • Female1858–1947Female



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 7

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 23

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu ‘to drop’, ‘to trickle’) + Old English port ‘market town’.2 Irish (County Tipperary): English surname adopted by bearers of Munster Gaelic Ó Donndubhartaigh ‘descendant of Donndubhartach’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + artach ‘nobleman’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Leroy R Davenport, "United States Census, 1930"
  • L R Davenport, "United States Census, 1910"
  • L Ross Davenport, "United States Census, 1940"

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