Dona Lula Davidson

Brief Life History of Dona Lula

When Dona Lula Davidson was born on 17 July 1904, in Comanche, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Charles Davidson, was 42 and her mother, Belle Robertson, was 40. She married James Thomas Gray on 12 August 1923, in Breckenridge, McLennan, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Sutton, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 2, Ector, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 4 December 1985, in Odessa, Ector, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Odessa, Ector, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Thomas Gray
1900–1962
Dona Lula Davidson
1904–1985
Marriage: 12 August 1923
Zane Harrold Gray
1925–2009
Max David Gray
1926–1926
Paul Tex Gray
1929–1994
JT Gray
1933–2015
Sonja Shirley Gray
1939–2015

Sources (14)

  • Donna L Gray, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Nadine Davidson, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Dona L Gray, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

1927

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

Name Meaning

Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name David + -son. As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.

Irish (Down) and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt .

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Davidsson: patronymic from the personal name David .

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

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