Charles Hopkins Davis

19 December 1846–17 April 1926 (Age 79)
Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Hopkins

When Charles Hopkins Davis was born on 19 December 1846, in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Eliakim Spooner Davis, was 34 and his mother, Orpha Brown Hopkins, was 31. He married Catharine E Crossland on 28 December 1874. He lived in Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States in 1910. He died on 17 April 1926, in Pulaski, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States.

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Charles Hopkins Davis
Elizabeth Walker
Marriage: 30 October 1890
Orpha Louise Davis

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    30 October 1890
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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 21
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Sources (10)

    • Charles H. Davis, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"
    • Chas. H. Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Charles Hop Davis, "Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950"

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