Chester A Davis

Male1878–

Brief Life History of Chester A

When Chester A Davis was born in 1878, in West Virginia, United States, his father, Silas Rodefer Davis, was 43 and his mother, Mary Jane Davis, was 41. He lived in Sand Hill, Marshall, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Sand Hill District, Marshall, West Virginia, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Silas Rodefer Davis
1835–1922
Mary Jane Davis
1837–1911
Julia S Davis
1863–1940
Harry Albert Davis
1867–1950
Lucy Grier Davis
1871–1954
Eugene L Davis
1874–
Chester A Davis
1878–

Sources (2)

  • Chester Davis in household of Silas Davis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Chester A Davis in household of Silas Davis, "United States Census, 1880"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (5)

World Events (8)

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.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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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