Earl Davis

Male17 March 1896–28 June 1977

Brief Life History of Earl

When Earl Davis was born on 17 March 1896, in Indiana, United States, his father, Beverly Atword Davis, was 30 and his mother, Lillie Ludwick, was 26. He lived in Pleasant Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Whiteland, Pleasant Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 28 June 1977, in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Greenwood, Pleasant Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States.

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Earl Davis
1896–1977
Alta Brewer
1897–1988

Sources (4)

  • Earl Davis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl Davis in household of Behrey Davis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Earl Davis in household of B A Davis, "United States Census, 1900"

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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.

1900 · Governor Shot

Age 4

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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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