Leona Malinda Brownfield

11 November 1896–11 January 1985 (Age 88)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Leona Malinda

When Leona Malinda Brownfield was born on 11 November 1896, in Missouri, United States, her father, Henry Clay Brownfield, was 43 and her mother, Mary Blue, was 40. She married William Gilford Davis on 19 January 1913, in Cleburne, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Francis Township, Cleburne, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Piney Township, Texas, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 January 1985, in Houston, Texas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Houston, Texas, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gilford Davis
Leona Malinda Brownfield
Marriage: 19 January 1913
John William Davis
Ruth Mae Davis
Charles Otis Davis

Spouse and Children

19 January 1913
Cleburne, Arkansas, United States



    Ruth Mae Davis


    Charles Otis Davis


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Clay Brownfield


    Mary Blue





    James M Brownfield


    John H Jellulis Brownfield


    Ida Brownfield



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 8

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 8

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (American): Americanized form of an ornamental compound, Braunfeld, from German braun ‘brown’ + Feld ‘field’.2 English: variant of Broomfield .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leana Davis in household of William G Davis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leona M Davis in household of William G Davis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leonia Brownfield in household of Henry C Brownfield, "United States Census, 1900"

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