Nellie Davenport

20 February 1918–20 June 2011 (Age 93)
Brumley, Miller, Missouri, United States

The Life of Nellie

When Nellie Davenport was born on 20 February 1918, in Brumley, Miller, Missouri, United States, her father, Joel Hosie Davenport, was 28 and her mother, Anna Elizabeth Luttrell, was 22. She had at least 1 son with Preston Troy DeGraffenreid. She lived in Miller, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Glaze Township, Miller, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 20 June 2011, in New Haven, Franklin, Missouri, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Pontiac Township, Ozark, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Preston Troy DeGraffenreid
Nellie Davenport
Howard Ray DeGraffenreid

Spouse and Children

    Preston Troy DeGraffenreid





    Howard Ray DeGraffenreid


Parents and Siblings



    Redus Davenport


    Edith Davenport


    Rosa May Davenport




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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 13

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie Davenport in household of Joe Davenport, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie Degraffenried in household of Preston T Degraffenried, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie D Staab, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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