Janie Davis

7 June 1894–25 June 1986 (Age 92)
Greene, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Janie

When Janie Davis was born on 7 June 1894, in Greene, Mississippi, United States, her father, Absalom Harrison Davis, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Frances Mary Whatley, was 24. She married Neal Eugene Sheppard on 17 July 1912, in George, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Beat 1, George, Mississippi, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 11 Crichton, Mobile, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 25 June 1986, in Mobile, Alabama, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Lucedale, George, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Neal Eugene Sheppard
Janie Davis
Marriage: 17 July 1912
Leon Lattice Sheppard
Elizabeth Louise Sheppard

Spouse and Children

17 July 1912
George, Mississippi, United States


    Leon Lattice Sheppard


    Elizabeth Louise Sheppard


Parents and Siblings

    Absalom Harrison Davis


    Sarah Frances Mary Whatley




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World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 1

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Davis in household of Absen H Davis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jannie C Sheppard in household of Neal A Sheppard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Janie Davis in entry for David Vaughn Savell and Elizabeth Louise Sheppard, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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