Blanchard Arnold Davis

Brief Life History of Blanchard Arnold

When Blanchard Arnold Davis was born on 18 November 1902, in Franklin, Indiana, United States, his father, James 'Manford' Davis, was 46 and his mother, Sophronia Robinson, was 38. He married Pearl Marjorie Cromwell on 25 November 1921, in Brookville, Brookville Township, Franklin, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Center Township, Union, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Harrison Township, Union, Indiana, United States for about 5 years. He died on 12 November 1985, in Richmond, Wayne Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82.

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Blanchard Arnold Davis
Pearl Marjorie Cromwell
Marriage: 25 November 1921
Marjorie " Maxine" Davis
Clarence Edwin Davis
Juanita Marlene Davis

Sources (10)

  • Blanchard A Kavis in household of James M Kavis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Blanchard Arnold Davis - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Blanchard Arnold Davis
  • Blanchard Arnold Davis, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

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.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.


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

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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