David Chapman Davis

8 March 1878–14 November 1953 (Age 75)
Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States

The Life of David Chapman

When David Chapman Davis was born on 8 March 1878, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States, his father, Isaac Winter Davis, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Catherine Chapman, was 23. He married Margaret McCormick in 1902, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Oran Township, Logan, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 14 November 1953, at the age of 75, and was buried in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States.

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David Chapman Davis
Margaret McCormick
Marriage: 1902
James Harland Davis
Cletus Winters Davis
Frances Marie Davis
Mary Catherine Davis
Edward Martin Davis

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Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • David Davis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • David Davis in household of J V Davis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Davis, David in household of Isaac Davis, "United States Census, 1880"

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