Edgar Leroy Davis

Male18 March 1852–23 April 1937

Brief Life History of Edgar Leroy

When Edgar Leroy Davis was born on 18 March 1852, in Bainbridge, Bainbridge, Chenango, New York, United States, his father, John Hiram Davis Jr., was 39 and his mother, Ruby Ann Merriman, was 35. He married Elizabeth Corbin on 12 January 1879, in Afton, Chenango, New York, United States. He lived in Afton, Chenango, New York, United States in 1860. He died on 23 April 1937, in Bainbridge, Bainbridge, Chenango, New York, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Eastside Cemetery, Afton, Chenango, New York, United States.

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Edgar Leroy Davis
Nellie Matilda Broad
Marriage: 1885
Frank Edward Davis
Charles Arthur Davis

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  • Edgar S Davis in household of John Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edgar LeRoy DAVIS - Government record: birth-name: Edgar S. Davis
  • Edger Leroy Davis, "Find A Grave Index"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 11

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 23

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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