Elizabeth Davis (1884 - 1941)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Elizabeth Davis’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Elizabeth so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Elizabeth’s biography.

Elizabeth Davis Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Elizabeth Davis and her immediate Davis family. Add to Elizabeth Davis's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Elizabeth.

Burial / Funeral

Birmingham County Borough,
Civilian War Dead

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Elizabeth move a lot? Did she emigrate from another country? Add Elizabeth's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Elizabeth finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Elizabeth attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Elizabeth did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

Rank: Civilian
Regiment: Civilian War Dead

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Elizabeth's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Elizabeth's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Elizabeth a religious woman? Add Elizabeth’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Elizabeth Davis. Below are potential family photos that share Elizabeth's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Elizabeth during various points of her life

Susan Marie Hett

Susan Marie Hett

Thelma Ritter

Thelma Ritter

Thelma Ritter

Thelma Ritter

Hattie McDaniel and Bette Davis

Hattie McDaniel and Bette Davis

Major Baisden and Goldia Davis

Major Baisden and Goldia Davis

Bill Davis

Bill Davis

Carter family

Carter family

Erdene Louise (Dolan) Davis

Erdene Louise (Dolan) Davis

Erdene Louise (Dolan) Davis

Erdene Louise (Dolan) Davis

Hartley Davis

Hartley Davis

Omer F Davis

Omer F Davis

Omer F Davis

Omer F Davis

Omer Davis

Omer Davis

See more photos
Miki L Takahashi Susan Marie Hett Thelma Ritter Thelma Ritter

Timeline

1884 - In the year that Elizabeth Davis was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

1905 - She was 21 years old when the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

1917 - By the time she was 33 years old, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

1933 - By the time she was 49 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

1941 - In the year of Elizabeth Davis's passing, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

Elizabeth Davis Family Tree

Who was Elizabeth’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Elizabeth’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Elizabeth's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Elizabeth Davis
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Elizabeth's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Elizabeth Davis is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Elizabeth Davis died on April 10, 1941 at age 57. No cause of death has been entered. She was buried in Birmingham County Borough, Civilian War Dead. She was born around 1884. There is no information about Elizabeth's immediate family.

Memories

What do you remember about Elizabeth Davis? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Elizabeth is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Elizabeth Davis

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Success Stories from Biographies like Elizabeth Davis

I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.