Margaret Ella Davis

Brief Life History of Margaret Ella

When Margaret Ella Davis was born on 12 May 1911, in Bradford, Miami, Ohio, United States, her father, William Coate Davis, was 33 and her mother, Sylvia Angeline Driver, was 27. She married Eric Walter White on 23 September 1933, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States. She lived in Newberry MM, Miami, Ohio, United States in 1920. She died on 24 May 2001, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Eric Walter White
1904–1964
Margaret Ella Davis
1911–2001
Marriage: 23 September 1933

Sources (3)

  • Margaret E Davis in household of William C Davis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret D White, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Margaret E Davis in household of William C Davis, "United States Census, 1920"

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1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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