George Forest Davenport

1897–1965 (Age 67)
Hunt, Texas, United States

The Life of George Forest

When George Forest Davenport was born on 10 November 1897, in Hunt, Texas, United States, his father, George Washington Davenport, was 48 and his mother, Mary Georgie Holbert, was 39. He married Bernice Lillian Trotter on 4 September 1921, in Hunt, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 24 October 1965, in Mesquite, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Greenville, Hunt, Texas, United States.

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George Forest Davenport
Bernice Lillian Trotter
Marriage: 4 September 1921
Robert George Davenport

Spouse & Children

4 September 1921
Hunt, Texas, United States


  • Robert George Davenport


Parents & Siblings

  • George Washington Davenport


  • Female1858–1947Female



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 4

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

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)

  • George F Davenport, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Forest Davenport in household of George W Davenport, "United States Census, 1910"
  • G Forrest Davenport in household of Geo W Davenport, "United States Census, 1900"

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