Valda Eudora Davenport

21 June 1910–6 October 2001 (Age 91)
Troutdale, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life of Valda Eudora

When Valda Eudora Davenport was born on 21 June 1910, in Troutdale, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, her father, Warren Ellis Davenport, was 39 and her mother, Marentena Marie Groneman, was 28. She married Glendon Bloomington Griffith on 9 August 1936, in Redmond, Deschutes, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Wheeler, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Spray Election Precinct, Wheeler, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 6 October 2001, in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Eagle, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Glendon Bloomington Griffith
Valda Eudora Davenport
Marriage: 9 August 1936
Glenna Chloe Griffith

Spouse and Children

9 August 1936
Redmond, Deschutes, Oregon, United States


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World Events (8)

1911 · The Salt Lake International Airport

Age 1

The Salt Lake International Airport starts its history as a small airfield. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, It sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by the local residents.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

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.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

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

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’.

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

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Story Highlight

Excerpt from "Davenport Ancestry in America" by Dorothy D. Hall, p 467.

Valda grew up in Spray, Oregon, attending grade and high school there. She attended Eastern Oregon College of Education at LaGrande, Oregon, and taught school from 1930 to 1936 and from 1948 to 1950. …

Sources (3)

  • Valda Endora Davenport in household of Warren Ellis Davenport, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Valda Griffith in household of Glen Griffith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Valda Davenport in household of Warren Davenport, "United States Census, 1920"

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