Alice Marie Davey

1 December 1920–11 November 2008 (Age 88)
Grass Valley, Nevada, California, United States

The Life of Alice Marie

When Alice Marie Davey was born on 1 December 1920, in Grass Valley, Nevada, California, United States, her father, Richard J Davey, was 47 and her mother, Josephine B Beck, was 18. She married James Edward Allen on 2 December 1938, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 11 November 2008, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

James Edward Allen
Alice Marie Davey
Marriage: 2 December 1938
Linda Diane Allen

Spouse and Children

2 December 1938
Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Richard J Davey






    Anita Marlene Davey


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 14

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Davy .

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

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Story Highlight

1937 - Letter From Reva

Letter written to James Edward Allen after his mother died. Written my his cousin, Reva. Los Angeles, Calif. November 4, 1937 Dear James and All, There is little one can do or say under such circu …

Sources (3)

  • Alice Allen in household of James E Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alice M Davey in household of Sophia Schwartz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Davey in entry for Linda Diane Allen, "California, Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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