Paul R Davis

Male4 July 1900–22 February 1978

Brief Life History of Paul R

When Paul R Davis was born on 4 July 1900, in Oregon Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States, his father, Nelson G. Davis, was 36 and his mother, Mary Ellen Emmett, was 34. He married Beulah S Pittenger in June 1920, in Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 22 February 1978, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Paul R Davis
1900–1978
Beulah S Pittenger
1903–1981
Marriage: June 1920
Paul Arthur Davis
1922–1936
Wayne Davis
1924–
Rosemary Davis
1928–
Gale R Davis
1928–2009
Helen M Davis
1931–
Phyllis A Davis
1938–2013
Peggy L Davis
1939–2015

Sources (13)

  • Paul Davis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Paul R. Davis, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Paul Davis, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    June 1920Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 1

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    1903 · Ford Motor Company

    Age 3

    "Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 23

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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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