Columbus Franklin Davis

1848–1925 (Age 77)
Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Columbus Franklin

When Columbus Franklin Davis was born on 27 July 1848, his father, Reece William Davis, was 58 and his mother, Martha Patsy Harris, was 59. He married Matilda A Scott on 10 April 1864, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Hickory Hill Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Webber Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 20 October 1925, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, Bluford, Jefferson, Illinois, United States.

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Columbus Franklin Davis
Matilda A Scott
Marriage: 10 April 1864
Cora Elizabeth Davis
Mary Davis
Lydia Ann Davis
Charles Evan Davis
Fred Davis
Della May Davis
Nora Alice Davis
Marshal F Davis

Spouse & Children

10 April 1864
Jefferson, Illinois, United States


  • Female1867–1950Female

  • Lydia Ann Davis


  • Mary Davis


  • Male1874–1945Male

  • Fred Davis


+3 More Children

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+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 8

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Columbus F Davis in household of William J Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Frank Davis in household of Bostick Paterson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Columbus F Davis, "United States Census, 1910"

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