Mina Ercell Davis

12 December 1888–2 August 1968 (Age 79)
Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States

The Life Summary of Mina Ercell

When Mina Ercell Davis was born on 12 December 1888, in Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States, her father, Smith Augustus Davis, was 36 and her mother, Frances Carmelious Kimball, was 31. She married Lawrence Leslie Smith on 18 May 1912. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Laurel, Yellowstone, Montana, United States in 1930 and School District 7 Laurel, Yellowstone, Montana, United States in 1940. She died on 2 August 1968, in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Laurel, Yellowstone, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Leslie Smith
Mina Ercell Davis
Marriage: 18 May 1912
Laurence E Smith
Clyde Everett Smith
Donald Leroy Smith

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  • Marriage
    18 May 1912
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 2
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries 1892: Yellowstone, Montana, United States 1895: Carbon, Montana, United States
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 21
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    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 (7)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Mina Ercell Davis - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth: 12 December 1888; Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States
    • Minna Davis in household of Smith Davis, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mina Davis in entry for Clyde Everett Smith and Hazel V. Jensen, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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