Nellie Mayo Davis


Brief Life History of Nellie Mayo

When Nellie Mayo Davis was born in 1880, in Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States, her father, John Henry Davis, was 31 and her mother, Margaret Pauline Holcomb, was 32. She married Victor Halleck Crandall on 17 October 1908, in Bond, Illinois, United States. She lived in Central Township, Bond, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died in 1966, in United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States.

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Victor Halleck Crandall
Nellie Mayo Davis
Marriage: 17 October 1908

Sources (6)

  • Nellie M Davis in household of John H Davis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nelle May Davis, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Nelle Mayo Davis in entry for Victor Halleck Crandall, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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  • Marriage
    17 October 1908Bond, Illinois, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    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.

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 5

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 23

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    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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