Mary Davis

Female24 February 1916–4 December 2001

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Davis was born on 24 February 1916, in Seer Green, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Ernest Charles Davis, was 42 and her mother, Clara Eliza Hands, was 38. She died on 4 December 2001, in Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Charles Davis
1873–
Clara Eliza Hands
1877–1951
Charles Ernest Davis
1901–1995
Herbert A Davis
1902–
Leslie Sydney Davis
1904–2006
Victor William Davis
1906–
Vera Clara Davis
1907–1993
Edith J Davis
1909–
Rose Davis
1910–1994
Mary Davis
1916–2001
Eileen Maguerite Davis
1925–1982

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    World Events (8)

    1918

    Age 2

    WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

    1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

    Age 5

    British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

    1939 · Britain Enters World War II

    Age 23

    Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

    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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