Eli Davis

Male26 September 1881–23 August 1964

Brief Life History of Eli

Eli Davis was born on 26 September 1881. He had at least 2 sons with Eleanor "Ella" Hornsby. He lived in Police Jury Ward 1, St. Charles, Louisiana, United States for about 10 years and Killona, St. Charles, Louisiana, United States in 1964. He died on 23 August 1964, at the age of 82, and was buried in Taft, St. Charles, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Davis
1881–1964
Eleanor "Ella" Hornsby
1889–1959
Levy Davis
1911–1992
Cullen Carl Davis
1912–1993

Sources (11)

  • Eli Davis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eli Davis, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Eli Davis in entry for Ella Davis, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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Children (2)

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.

1886

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

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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