Leta M Davis

Brief Life History of Leta M

When Leta M Davis was born in 1902, in Missouri, United States, her father, Ross Edward Davis, was 29 and her mother, Mary Katherine Sloan, was 29. She lived in Center Township, Dade, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Polk Township, Dade, Missouri, United States in 1920.

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Family Time Line

Ross Edward Davis
1873–1938
Mary Katherine Sloan
1873–1956
Leta M Davis
1902–
Doak Davis
1906–1974
Jessie V Davis
1908–1923

Sources (2)

  • Leta Davis in household of Ross E Davis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leta M Davis in household of Ross E Davis, "United States Census, 1910"

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

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.

1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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