John Henry Davis

27 October 1906–17 August 1995 (Age 88)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of John Henry

John Henry Davis was born on 27 October 1906, in Arkansas, United States as the son of Davis and Laura Maude Gibson. He married Lurline Summerville on 27 August 1927, in Obion, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States in 1930. He died on 17 August 1995, in Ridgely, Lake, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Davis
Lurline Summerville
Marriage: 27 August 1927
Eddie Eugene Davis
Jaqueline C Davis

Spouse and Children

27 August 1927
Obion, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Laura Maude Gibson




    Hobbie Davis


    Roy Martin Davis



World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 16

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 25

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Henry Davis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry Davis, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Henry Davis, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"

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