Gertrude Mae Davis

Brief Life History of Gertrude Mae

When Gertrude Mae Davis was born on 29 May 1875, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Henry Jay Davis, was 47 and her mother, Maribala Amanda Hines, was 27. She married James Drew Baker on 9 April 1893, in Van Buren, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Spencer, Van Buren, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 4, Van Buren, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 22 May 1958, in Sparta, White, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Spencer, Van Buren, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Drew Baker
1868–1957
Gertrude Mae Davis
1875–1958
Marriage: 9 April 1893
Claudius BAKER
1894–1971
Bessie Baker
1896–1977
Mamie Elizabeth Baker
1898–1993
Nettie Baker
1900–1901
Rita Baker
1902–
Alonzo Baker
1905–1947
Estol Baker
1907–1907
James Drew Baker Jr
1911–1967
Augustus J Baker
1917–1997

Sources (19)

  • Gertie M Baker, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Gertie Davis, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Gertie Mae Baker, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

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.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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