Marcus Moses Davis

10 March 1866–30 April 1945 (Age 79)
Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Marcus Moses

When Marcus Moses Davis was born on 10 March 1866, in Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Joseph Davis, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Paralee Fletcher, was 30. He married Mary Susan McClure on 23 December 1888, in Red River, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Fannin, Texas, United States in 1900 and Stratford, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States for about 20 years. He died on 30 April 1945, in Rolla, Phelps, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in McGee Cemetery, Stratford, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States.

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Marcus Moses Davis
Mary Susan McClure
Marriage: 23 December 1888
Elza Lee Davis
May Davis
Loy Moses Johnnie Davis
Lillian Earl Davis
Lillard M Davis
Carlton Luther Davis
Tullie Mac Davis
Lovie Jewel Davis
Goldie Beatrice Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 December 1888Red River, Texas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union
    Age 4
    Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
    1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic
    Age 12
    When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
    Age 23
    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

    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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    Sources (11)

    • Marcus M Donis, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Marcus Moses Davis in entry for Elza Lee Davis, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
    • Marcus M Davis in household of W J Davis, "United States Census, 1870"

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