Isaac Davis

Brief Life History of Isaac

When Isaac Davis was born on 27 November 1888, in Neoga, Cumberland, Illinois, United States, his father, William Preston Davis, was 29 and his mother, Saleta May Hicks, was 21. He married Edith Pearl Henning. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Johnson Township, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 30 November 1950, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Davis
1888–1950
Edith Pearl Henning
1912–1988
Marriage:
Robert V Davis
1936–2013
Kay M Davis
1937–2018
Donald Lawrence Davis
1939–1939

Sources (7)

  • Isaac Davis in household of William Davis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Isaac Davis, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Isaac Davis, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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