David Bascom Cawood

23 May 1870–1 August 1961 (Age 91)
Claiborne, Tennessee, United States

The Life of David Bascom

When David Bascom Cawood was born on 23 May 1870, in Claiborne, Tennessee, United States, his father, Daniel Cawood, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Rosson, was 23. He married Ellen Gertrude "Nellie" Sharp on 20 June 1895, in Knox, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Civil District 2, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1940. In 1900, at the age of 30, his occupation is listed as butcher in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States. He died on 1 August 1961, at the age of 91, and was buried in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Bascom Cawood
Ellen Gertrude "Nellie" Sharp
Marriage: 20 June 1895
Nellie Gertrude Cawood
Theodore Grant Cawood
Jack Lawrence Cawood

Spouse and Children


    Ellen Gertrude "Nellie" Sharp


20 June 1895
Knox, Tennessee, United States



    Theodore Grant Cawood


    Jack Lawrence Cawood


Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Cawood


    Sarah Elizabeth Rosson




    Margaret Elizabeth Cawood



    Jordan Franklin Cawood



    Naasson Cawood


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 8

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from places in North Yorkshire and Lancashire called Cawood, from Old English ‘jackdaw’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Cawood in household of Daniel Cawood, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David B Cawood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • D B Cawood, "United States Census, 1930"

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