Gerald William Davis

Male14 June 1932–27 December 1966

Brief Life History of Gerald William

When Gerald William Davis was born on 14 June 1932, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, Walter Carl Davis Sr, was 35 and his mother, Constance Beryl Brown, was 36. He married Eunice Pauline Wiggins on 17 March 1954, in Clayton, Union, New Mexico, United States. He lived in Nabisco Township, Texas, Oklahoma, United States for about 5 years and Keyes, Cimarron, Oklahoma, United States in 1966. He registered for military service in 1950. He died on 27 December 1966, in Gia Dinh, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam, at the age of 34, and was buried in Willow Bar Cemetery, Willow Bar Township, Cimarron, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gerald William Davis
Eunice Pauline Wiggins
Marriage: 17 March 1954

Sources (8)

  • Gerald Davis in household of Carl Davis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jerry William Davis, "United States Military Personnel who Died During the Vietnam War, 1956-2003"
  • Jerry Davis, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1954Clayton, Union, New Mexico, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 3

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.


    Age 7

    World War II begins. ICP organises a guerrilla force, Viet Minh, in response to invasion by Japan during World War II.


    Age 10

    Ho Chi Minh imprisoned in China.

    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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