George Walter Davis

Male18 July 1897–26 March 1985

Brief Life History of George Walter

When George Walter Davis was born on 18 July 1897, in Jake Prairie, Crawford, Missouri, United States, his father, John Dillion Davis, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Virginia Wright, was 33. He married Esther I Pinnell on 6 December 1917, in Oak Hill, Crawford, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Knobview Township, Crawford, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 26 March 1985, in Mount Vernon Township, Lawrence, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Redbird, Gasconade, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Walter Davis
1897–1985
Esther I Pinnell
1900–1989
Marriage: 6 December 1917
Beatrice Marie Davis
1918–2000
Virginia Ruth Davis
1923–1997

Sources (11)

  • Walter Davis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Walter Davis, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • George Walter Davis, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1917Oak Hill, Crawford, Missouri, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 3

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1920

    Age 23

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    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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