Jesse Dawson Davenport

1899–1989 (Age 89)
Texas, United States

The Life of Jesse Dawson

When Jesse Dawson Davenport was born on 29 September 1899, in Texas, United States, his father, George Washington Davenport, was 50 and his mother, Mary Georgie Holbert, was 40. He married Theresa Lorene Thomas on 8 December 1928, in Rockwall, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Hunt, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Comanche, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 24 February 1989, in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 89.

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Jesse Dawson Davenport
Theresa Lorene Thomas
Marriage: 8 December 1928
Jesse Dawson Davenport Jr
Georgia Mae Davenport

Spouse & Children

8 December 1928
Rockwall, Texas, United States


  • Jesse Dawson Davenport Jr


  • Georgia Mae Davenport


Parents & Siblings

  • George Washington Davenport


  • Female1858–1947Female



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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 2

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu ‘to drop’, ‘to trickle’) + Old English port ‘market town’.2 Irish (County Tipperary): English surname adopted by bearers of Munster Gaelic Ó Donndubhartaigh ‘descendant of Donndubhartach’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + artach ‘nobleman’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Jessie D Davenport, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jesse D Davenport, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jesse Davenport in household of George W Davenport, "United States Census, 1910"

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