Grace Estella Davis

Brief Life History of Grace Estella

When Grace Estella Davis was born on 26 February 1914, in Hancock, Indiana, United States, her father, William Vinton Davis, was 42 and her mother, Gertrude Reed, was 38. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Wilbur Mossburg Young. She lived in Jackson Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Charlottesville, Jackson Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 6 February 1985, in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, United States.

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Wilbur Mossburg Young
Grace Estella Davis
Paul Thurston Young
Peggy Sue Young

Sources (5)

  • Grace E Young in household of Wilber M Young, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace Estella Davis Young, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Grace E Davis in entry for Wilbur M Young, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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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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