Etta Grey Davenport

1877–1972 (Age 94)
Cookville, Titus, Texas, United States

The Life of Etta Grey

When Etta Grey Davenport was born on 27 September 1877, in Cookville, Titus, Texas, United States, her father, George Washington Davenport, was 28 and her mother, Mary Georgie Holbert, was 18. She married John Franklin Cranford on 23 October 1898, in Commerce, Hunt, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Macy, Roosevelt, New Mexico, United States for about 10 years and Floyd, Roosevelt, New Mexico, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 March 1972, in Clovis, Curry, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Floyd Cemetery, Floyd, Roosevelt, New Mexico, United States.

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Family Time Line

Etta Grey Davenport
John Franklin Cranford
Marriage: 23 October 1898
Otis Russell Cranford
Leroy Dewey Cranford
Jerome Douglas Cranford
George Grady Cranford
Mary Mavis Cranford
Oneida "Neen" Cranford
Lottie Cranford
Velma Lucille Cranford
Mildred May Cranford

Spouse & Children

23 October 1898
Commerce, Hunt, Texas, United States


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • George Washington Davenport


  • Female1858–1947Female



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 4

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 25

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu ‘to drop’, ‘to trickle’) + Old English port ‘market town’.2 Irish (County Tipperary): English surname adopted by bearers of Munster Gaelic Ó Donndubhartaigh ‘descendant of Donndubhartach’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + artach ‘nobleman’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Etta G Crawford in household of John F Crawford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Etta Cranford in household of Frank Cranford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Etta Cranford in household of John F Cranford, "United States Census, 1930"

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