Merle Davidson

20 August 1902–18 September 1985 (Age 83)
Preble, Ohio, United States

The Life of Merle

When Merle Davidson was born on 20 August 1902, in Preble, Ohio, United States, her father, William Segal Davidson, was 39 and her mother, Lillie May Williams, was 24. She married Homer Clinton Harris on 14 August 1926. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Harrison Township, Montgomery, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 18 September 1985, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Homer Clinton Harris
Merle Davidson
Marriage: 14 August 1926
Janet Harris
Judith Harris

Spouse and Children

14 August 1926


    Janet Harris


    Judith Harris


Parents and Siblings

    William Segal Davidson





World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

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.

Age 5

Oklahoma is the 46th state.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David . As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.2 Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Danish Davidsen or Swedish Davidsson, patronymics from the personal name David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Merl Davidson in household of William Davidson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Merle Harris in household of Homer C Harris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Merle Harris in household of Homer C Harris, "United States Census, 1930"

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