Mary Evelyn Davis

Female28 February 1879–18 November 1966

Brief Life History of Mary Evelyn

When Mary Evelyn Davis was born on 28 February 1879, in Arkansas, United States, her father, James Cole Davis, was 45 and her mother, Lucy Burton, was 27. She lived in Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States in 1930 and Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States in 1950. She died on 18 November 1966, in Rockbridge Baths, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States.

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James Cole Davis
Lucy Burton
Mary Evelyn Davis
Dr. William Cole Davis

Sources (8)

  • Mary E Davis, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mary Evelyn Davis, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Evyln Davis, "United States Census, 1940"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (2)

World Events (8)


Age 2

John Philip Holland was an inventor famous for designing the world's first submarines. After previous designs were rejected, Holland eventually received funding from the Fenians for a short time. In 1881, the Fenian Ram was launched into the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, marking the first successful submarine launch in the world.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 23

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

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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