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Grave has been located flag male ancestor  Walter Moody  DAVIS

  (b. 10 November 1874 Skowhegan, Maine, USA   d. 11 September 1947 Windsor, Connecticut, USA )  

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Walter Moody DAVIS was born 10 November 1874 in Skowhegan, Maine, USA. Walter Moody DAVIS was the child of John A DAVIS   and   Mary Louise MCFARLAND

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Ethel Frances SMITH BLACKDEN 18 May 1904 in Maine, USA .  Ethel Frances SMITH BLACKDEN  was born abt. 1874 in Maine, USA.  She died abt. 1952 in Connecticut, USA. 

Walter Moody DAVIS died 11 September 1947 in Windsor, Connecticut, USA.

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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Walter Moody DAVIS

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Walter Moody DAVIS married Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor Ethel Frances SMITH BLACKDEN-- Date: 18 May 1904 Place: , Maine, USA

Name of Groom: Walter M. DAVIS
Groom's Place of Residence: Lisbon Falls, Me.
Name of Bride: Ethel B. CROWELL
Possible Alternate Name of Bride: Ethel BLACKDEN [View alternate record]
Bride's Place of Residence: Lisbon Falls, Me.
Marriage Date: Wednesday, 18 May 1904
Marriage Certificate Number: Not available

Ethel Blackden was married (1) to Walter M. CROWELL

Maine, Marriage Records, 1705-1922
Groom's Name: Davis Walter M
Groom's Residence: Lisbon Falls, ME
Bride's Name: Blackden Ethel
Bride's Residence: Lisbon Falls, ME
Marriage Date: 18 May 1904
Certificate: 0

Source Information: Maine Marriages, 1892-1996 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2003.
Original data: Maine State Archives. Maine Marriages 1892-1996 (except 1967 to 1976). Maine. Index obtained from Maine Department of the Secretary of State, Maine State Archives

Name: Walter Moody Davis
occupation: motorman
Spouse: Ethel Blaedon Crowell
Marriage Date: 18 May 1904
Marriage Place: Brunswick
Registration Place: Winslow, Kennebec
Birth Date: abt 1875
Age: 29
Spouse Age: 28
Father: William L
Mother: Ehie J
Spouse Father: Horace A
Spouse Mother: Mary

Source Information: Maine, Marriage Records, 1705-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Maine Marriage Records, 1705-1922. Augusta, Maine: Maine State Archives


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10 November 1874
Skowhegan, Maine, USA

His family - 1870 Lewiston, Maine

name: John A Davis
estimated birth year: 1842
gender: Male
age in 1870: 28y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Maine
home in 1870: Maine, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
John A Davis M 28y Maine
Mary L Davis F 22y Maine
William Davis M 5m Maine
Sarah Fowler F 19y Massachusetts
John A Mcfarland M 17y Maine
Rose A Miles F 28y Maine
1870 U.S. Census

1880 Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine

name: Walter M. Davis
residence: Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine
birthdate: 1875
birthplace: Maine, United States
relationship to head: Son
spouse's name:
spouse's birthplace:
father's name: John A. Davis
father's birthplace: Maine, United States
mother's name: M. Louise Davis
mother's birthplace: Maine, United States
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Male
martial status: Single
age...

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.

USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

USA 1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended

USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.

World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition


Mr Walter Davis of Lewiston has returned from Dexter and Pittsfield

Lewiston Saturday Journal
Lewiston, Maine
Aug 2, 1894

1900 Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine

name: Walter M Davis
titles & terms:
residence: Lewiston city, Androscoggin, Maine
birth date: Nov 1876
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Son
spouse's titles & terms:
spouse's birthplace:
father: John A Davis
father's titles & terms:
father's birthplace: Maine
mother: Mary S Davis
mother's titles & terms:
mother's birthplace: Maine
race or color (expanded): White
head-of-household name: John A...

USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.

USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.

World History 1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII.

1902-03 Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, Directory

Walter M Davis, conductor, bds 31 Union, Lewiston

1904 Marriage / Partner
Walter Moody DAVIS and Ethel Frances SMITH BLACKDEN 18 May 1904, , Maine, USA

1910 Dexter, Penobscot, Maine

name: Walter M Davis
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Self
residence: Dexter, Penobscot, Maine
marital status: Married
race : White
gender: Male
immigration year:
occupation: truckman
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
family number: 327
page number: 14
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Walter M Davis M 36y Maine
wife Ethel F Davis F 34y...

World History 1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic

USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.

USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act.

USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.

World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium

USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,

World History 1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.

USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

World War I Draft Registration

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918


NAME: Walter Moody Davis
BIRTH: Nov 10, 1874
RESIDENCE: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

1920 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

name: Walter M Davis
residence: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
estimated birth year: 1875
age: 45
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Self
gender: Male
race: White
occupation: teamster for private family
marital status: Married
father's birthplace:
mother's birthplace:
film number: 1820182
digital folder number: 4294452
image number: 01165
sheet number: 17
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Walter M...

1930 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

name: Walter Davis
event: Census
event date: 1930
event place: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
gender: Male
age: 46
marital status: Married
race: White
birthplace: Maine
estimated birth year: 1884
occupation: chauffeur for private family
immigration year:
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
enumeration district number: 0239
family number: 124
sheet number and...

World History 1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered

USA 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.

USA 1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens

USA 1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.

USA 1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.

USA 1933 - April 5 - President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a national emergency and issues Executive Order 6102, making it illegal for U.S. citizens to own substantial amounts of monetary gold or bullion.

USA 1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.

USA 1933 - November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.

USA 1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.

USA 1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.

USA 1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.

USA 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)

USA 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:

USA 1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.

USA 1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City

World History 1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

1940 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

Name: Walter Davis
Age: 65
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Maine
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
House Number: 73
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 14B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 292
Household Members:
Name Age
Walter...

11 September 1947
Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Walter M. Davis
Walter M. Davis, 72, of 75 Pleasant Street, Windsor, died Thursday morning at St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Skowhegan, Me., the son of John and Louise McFarland Davis, and lived in Windsor for 20 years. He retired a year ago as superintendent of Palisado Cemetery. Besides his wife, Mrs. Ethel Davis, he leaves a brother, William Davis of Southboro, Mass.; a sister, Miss Vesea Davis of Boston and several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Merwin and Leek Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be at the Palisado Cemetery.

The Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, September 12, 1947

Walter is buried at:
Davis, Walter Moody, b. 1874, d. 1947, Sec #6
Smith, Ethel Frances, b. 1874, d. 1952, w/o Walter Moody Davis, Sec #6

Palisado Cemetery
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut

Added: 5/3/2012 4:51:00 PM - Updated: 2/13/2016 9:36:56 AM

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