Mary Gurtrude Davis

Brief Life History of Mary Gurtrude

When Mary Gurtrude Davis was born on 23 April 1913, in Occupacia, Essex, Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel Cleveland Davis, was 24 and her mother, Virginia Ethel Armstrong, was 20. She married Phillip Albert Umber on 10 April 1931, in Charles City County, Virginia, United States. She lived in Essex, Virginia, United States in 1920. She died on 29 January 2001, in Henrico, Virginia, United States, at the age of 87.

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Phillip Albert Umber
1911–1987
Mary Gurtrude Davis
1913–2001
Marriage: 10 April 1931

Sources (6)

  • Mary Davis in household of Cleveland Davis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary G. Davis, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Mary D Umber, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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