James Cornelius Davenport

Male27 August 1877–23 March 1966

Brief Life History of James Cornelius

When James Cornelius Davenport was born on 27 August 1877, in Craig, Holt, Missouri, United States, his father, Alfred Phelps Davenport, was 44 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Feaster, was 38. He married Ida Ellen Bostwick on 6 September 1899, in United States. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 5, Contra Costa, California, United States in 1940. He died on 23 March 1966, in Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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James Cornelius Davenport
Maybella Jackson
Marriage: 20 December 1938

Sources (17)

  • James C Davenport, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James C. Davenport, "Washington, Pierce County Marriage Returns, 1891-1938"
  • James Cornelius Davenport, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    20 December 1938San Joaquin, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    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.

    1889 · Washington Becomes a State

    Age 12

    On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 24

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Cheshire): 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’.

    Irish: in Tipperary, this is an 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’.

    History: John Davenport (died 1670) arrived in Boston, MA, in 1637. He came of an English Cheshire family associated with Capesthorne Hall, near Macclesfield.

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

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