George Everett Davis

Brief Life History of George Everett

When George Everett Davis was born on 12 June 1890, in Cicero Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States, his father, Amos J Davis, was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth DeLawter, was 41. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Hallie M Ross. He lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1935 and District 1762, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 1 December 1951, at the age of 61, and was buried in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Olmsted Falls, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Everett Davis
1890–1951
Hallie M Ross
1892–1977
George E Davis
1914–1916
Emmagene E Davis
1916–1996

Sources (10)

  • George Davis in household of Elizabeth Davis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Everett Davis, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • George Everett Davis, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

1894 · May Day Riots of 1894

The May Day Riots were a series of violent demonstrations that occurred throughout the city on May 1. The riots were caused after Cleveland's unemployment rate increased dramatically during the Panic of 1893, causing panic among the unemployed against the city leaders. The most rioters at one time was recorded as a crowd of 5,000 men.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1907 · Not for profit elections

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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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