Harold Davis

Male12 March 1925–7 January 1988

Brief Life History of Harold

When Harold Davis was born on 12 March 1925, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Clyde Jefferson Davis, was 24 and his mother, Hallie Pearl Burress, was 23. He married Naomi La June Berry on 3 May 1947, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States. He died on 7 January 1988, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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Harold Davis
Naomi La June Berry
Marriage: 3 May 1947

Sources (5)

  • Harold Davis, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Harold Davis, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Harold Davis, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    3 May 1947Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States
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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

    Age 1

    In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.


    Age 2

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1942 · The Japanese American internment

    Age 17

    Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

    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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