Birdie Louise Willing Davis

24 February 1878–19 April 1954 (Age 76)
Cass, Texas, United States

The Life of Birdie Louise Willing

When Birdie Louise Willing Davis was born on 24 February 1878, in Cass, Texas, United States, her father, Jephtha Columbus Davis, was 28 and her mother, Martha Frances Bell Willis, was 18. She married John William Beard in 1896, in Cass, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Marietta, Cass, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 19 April 1954, in Naples, Morris, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Creekmore Cemetery, Cass, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Beard
Birdie Louise Willing Davis
Marriage: 1896
Era Lora Beard
Eva Lola Beard
Swan Inez Beard
Maurine Lucille Beard
Anna Bell Beard
Homer James Beard

Spouse and Children

Cass, Texas, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Maggie Beatrice Davis



    Lula Elizabeth Davis



    Hubbard Rosco Davis


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 3

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Birdie Davis in household of Jeptha C Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Birdie Beard in household of John Beard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Birdie W Beard in household of John W Beard, "United States Census, 1910"

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