Leola Caroline Davis

23 December 1906–2 July 1985 (Age 78)
Perryville, Perry, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Leola Caroline

When Leola Caroline Davis was born on 23 December 1906, in Perryville, Perry, Missouri, United States, her father, Murry Davis, was 23 and her mother, Mary Catherine Leible, was 25. She married Harvey Joseph Chavaux on 25 February 1925, in Venice Township, Madison, Illinois, United States. She lived in Bois Brule Township, Perry, Missouri, United States in 1920 and St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 2 July 1985, in Saint Charles, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Saint Charles, Missouri, United States.

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Harvey Joseph Chavaux
Leola Caroline Davis
Marriage: 25 February 1925

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 February 1925Venice Township, Madison, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1907 · Not for profit elections
    Age 1
    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
    Age 2
    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
    Age 21
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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 (2)

    • Leola C Davis in household of Mury Davis, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Leola Chavaux in household of Harvey J Chavaux, "United States Census, 1930"

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