Viola May Davis

18 April 1894–12 June 1973 (Age 79)
Egin, Fremont, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Viola May

When Viola May Davis was born on 18 April 1894, in Egin, Fremont, Idaho, United States, her father, David Davis, was 36 and her mother, Lovisa Georgeanna Harris, was 32. She married Alexander McIntire on 27 March 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 5 years. She died on 12 June 1973, in Ojai, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander McIntire
Viola May Davis
Marriage: 27 March 1918
Lorraine D McIntire
Ramona D McIntire
Doris Lovisa McIntire

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 March 1918Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 4
    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.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 22
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    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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    Sources (25)

    • Viola Davis in entry for Loraine D McIntire, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Viola D McIntyre in household of Alex McIntyre, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Viola May Davis in entry for Leroy Mason and Lorraine D Mcintire, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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