Ezra Edward Davis

25 February 1893–9 February 1985 (Age 92)
Cass Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ezra Edward

When Ezra Edward Davis was born on 25 February 1893, in Cass Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, his father, Henry Martin Davis, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Robinson, was 23. He married Marguerite Cravens on 20 September 1916, in Vigo, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1935 and Harrison Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 9 February 1985, in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 91.

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Ezra Edward Davis
Marguerite Cravens
Marriage: 20 September 1916
Edward Wayne Davis

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20 September 1916
Vigo, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 13

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ezra Davis in household of Henery Davis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edward E Davis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eduard E Davis, "United States Census, 1930"

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