Boyce Wilbur Davis

Brief Life History of Boyce Wilbur

When Boyce Wilbur Davis was born on 20 March 1911, in Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, his father, Roe Davis, was 29 and his mother, Zora Blanton, was 27. He married Maude Davis on 8 July 1932, in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Township 4, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Shelby Township, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States for about 1 years. He died on 6 February 1994, in Shelby, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Boiling Springs, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States.

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Boyce Wilbur Davis
Maude Davis
Marriage: 8 July 1932
Roe Davis

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  • Boyce W Davis, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Boyce W Davis, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • Boyce W. Davis, "South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951"

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1912 · The Girl Scouts

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1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

1935 · The FBI is Established

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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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