Sarah Amanda Davis

2 April 1894–10 April 1953 (Age 59)
Colmesneil, Tyler, Texas, United States

The Life of Sarah Amanda

When Sarah Amanda Davis was born on 2 April 1894, in Colmesneil, Tyler, Texas, United States, her father, Richard David Davis, was 45 and her mother, Lillie Jo Fortenberry, was 26. She married William Chipley Cansler on 22 April 1916, in Jefferson Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Jasper, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 1, Jefferson, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 10 April 1953, in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Chipley Cansler
Sarah Amanda Davis
Marriage: 22 April 1916
Dorthy M Cansler
William Chipley Cansler Jr.
Lillie C Cansler
Jack Weldon Cansler

Spouse and Children

22 April 1916
Jefferson Land District, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Richard David Davis


    Lillie Jo Fortenberry




    Mary Rebecca Davis



    Henry Wilkens Davis



    Albert O Davis


+5 More Children

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 7

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sallie A Domsler in household of William C Domsler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sally Cansler in household of W C Cansler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sallie M Cansler in household of Will C Cansler, "United States Census, 1920"

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