Lellon Macy Davenport

1895–1973 (Age 78)
Hart, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Lellon Macy

When Lellon Macy Davenport was born on 23 September 1895, in Hart, Kentucky, United States, his father, Andrew Johnson Davenport, was 23 and his mother, Mary Washington Davenport, was 22. He married Beulah Catherine Grimsley on 28 December 1919, in Donansburg, Green, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Donansburg, Green, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 4 Donansburg, Green, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 17 October 1973, in Green, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Davenport Cemetery, Greensburg, Green, Kentucky, United States.

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Lellon Macy Davenport
Beulah Catherine Grimsley
Marriage: 28 December 1919
Dorthea Davenport
John Curry
Doye Towles Davenport

Spouse & Children

28 December 1919
Donansburg, Green, Kentucky, United States


  • Dorthea Davenport


  • John Curry


  • Male1934–2002Male

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 3

Historical Boundaries - 1898: Green, Kentucky, United States
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu ‘to drop’, ‘to trickle’) + Old English port ‘market town’.2 Irish (County Tipperary): English surname adopted by bearers of Munster Gaelic Ó Donndubhartaigh ‘descendant of Donndubhartach’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + artach ‘nobleman’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Laban M in household of Anton J Isenfort, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Leland M Davenport, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lelon Davenport, "United States Census, 1930"

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