Ellwood McDavitt

5 July 1900–7 January 1977 (Age 76)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Ellwood

When Ellwood McDavitt was born on 5 July 1900, in Missouri, United States, his father, Frederick N McDavitt, was 24 and his mother, Ruth Reesman, was 19. He married Dora Allean Billings on 27 August 1921, in La Plata, Macon, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Montandon, West Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 7 January 1977, at the age of 76.

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Ellwood McDavitt
Dora Allean Billings
Marriage: 27 August 1921
Basil Carlisle McDavitt
Marjorie A Mcdavitt

Spouse and Children

27 August 1921
La Plata, Macon, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 4

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 13

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 22

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of McDevitt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellwood Mcdavitt in household of F N Mcdavitt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ellwood Mcdavitt in household of Fred Mcdavitt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ellwood Mcdavitt, "United States Census, 1930"

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