James Edward Davis

17 July 1872–28 May 1953 (Age 80)
Somerset, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Davis was born on 17 July 1872, in Somerset, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Alfred B Davis, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Marion Winslow, was 22. He married Mary Teele Marble Pierce on 17 April 1900, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States for about 40 years and Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1930. He died on 28 May 1953, in Needham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

James Edward Davis
Mary Teele Marble Pierce
Marriage: 17 April 1900
Irene Louise Davis
Washington Pierce Davis
Helen Marble Davis

Spouse and Children


    Mary Teele Marble Pierce


17 April 1900
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Alfred B Davis


    Margaret Marion Winslow




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James E Davis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James E Davis in household of Alfred B Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James E Davis, "United States Census, 1920"

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