Olive Gertrude "Willa" Davidson

10 November 1894–8 January 1948 (Age 53)
Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Olive Gertrude "Willa"

When Olive Gertrude "Willa" Davidson was born on 10 November 1894, in Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska, United States, her father, William M Davidson, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Alberta White, was 28. She married Carl Henry Duroy on 20 August 1913, in Kay, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Kildare, Kay, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Kildare Township, Kay, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 8 January 1948, in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Ponca City, Kay, Oklahoma, United States.

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Carl Henry Duroy
Olive Gertrude "Willa" Davidson
Marriage: 20 August 1913
Grace Evelyn Duroy
Allen Forrest Duroy
Virginia Maxine Duroy
Jo Ann Duroy
Olive Carleen Duroy
Robert E Duroy
Doyle Henry Duroy

Spouse and Children

20 August 1913
Kay, Oklahoma, United States


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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.

Age 13

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 15

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David . As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.2 Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Danish Davidsen or Swedish Davidsson, patronymics from the personal name David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Duray in household of C H Duran, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gertrude Duroy in household of C H Duroy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude Du Roy in household of Carl Du Roy, "United States Census, 1930"

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