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William P. DAVIS

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  • Name William P. DAVIS 
    Born 22 Mar 1859  Monroe County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 

    • (1) Biographical and Genealogical History of Appanoose and Monroe Counties, Iowa, New York, NY: Lewis Publishing Co., 1903, pp. 412-423:

      WILLIAM P. DAVIS.

      William P. Davis, the efficient and popular sheriff of Appanoose county, began life as a poor boy and by industry, perseverance, and thrift has succeeded in building up a modest competence against old age, and has so well shown his capacity for action that the people of the county have raised him to one of the important offices of trust. His parents were Thornton and Nancy Ann (Vestel) Davis, now deceased; the father was born in Ohio and the mother in Indiana, in which state they were married. After coming to Iowa they settled in Monroe county and followed farming the rest of their lives. Nine children were born to them, of whom two are now deceased.

      William P. was born on his father's farm in Monroe county, Iowa, March 22, 1859. He lived at home until twenty-four years old, helping his father with the arduous labors of farm work and attending the district school in the winter. After his marriage he settled on a farm in Independence township, Appanoose county, and continued with good success in this occupation until he was elected by his Republican partisans to the office of sheriff in November, 1901; he is now serving in that office to the fullest satisfaction of the people. Mr. Davis now owns an excellent farm of one hundred and sixty acres in Independence township, which is under a fine state of cultivation and has many improvements.

      In 1883 Mr. Davis was married to Miss Alma Grance [sic; should be Grace] Linch, and six children have been born to them; one son, Delbert, is now acting as deputy sheriff. Fraternally he is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodmen. He is a member of the Baptist church, while his wife belongs to the Christian church. The family are held in high regard in society, and the position that Mr. Davis has gained for himself by his efforts is the worthy reward of his unimpeachable character.

      (2) A household headed by William P. DAVIS is listed in the 1900 census of Independence Township, Appanoose County, IA.

      William P. is listed in the 1900 census as a farmer who was born in March 1859 and was then 41 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IA, his father was born in OH, and his mother was born in IN. According to the 1900 census, he had then been married 17 years.

      Listed with William P. is his wife, Alma G., who was born in June 1862 and was then 37 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IA, her father was born in OH, and her mother was born in VA. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 17 years and had theretofore given birth to 7 children, 6 of whom were then living.

      Also listed with William P. is his son, Delbert, who was born in August 1884 and was then 15 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IA, and both of his parents were born in IA.

      Also listed with William P. is his daughter, Ola N., who was born in December 1888 and was then 11 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IA, and both of hers parents were born in IA.

      Also listed with William P. is his son, Glen, who was born in May 1892 and was then 8 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IA, and both of her parents were born in IA.

      Also listed with William P. is his son, Gale, who was born in April 1894 and was then 6 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IA, and both of his parents were born in IA.

      Also listed with William P. is his son, Neil, who was born in September 1896 and was then 3 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IA, and both of his parents were born in IA.

      Also listed with William P. is his daughter, Beulah, who was born in December 1897 and was then 2 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IA, and both of hers parents were born in IA.

      (3) A household headed by William P. DAVIS is listed in the 1910 census of Okobojo Township, Sully County, SD.

      William P. is listed in the 1910 census as a farmer who was then 51 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1859. According to the 1910 census, he was born in IA, his father was born in OH, and his mother was born in IN. According to the 1910 census, he had then been married 27 years.

      Listed with William P. is his wife, Grace A.., who was then 44 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1866. According to the 1910 census, she was born in MO, her father was born in OH, and her mother was born in WV. According to the 1910 census, she had then been married 27 years and had theretofore given birth to 7 children, 6 of whom were then living.

      Also listed with William P. is his daughter, Olah N., who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1889. According to the 1910 census, she was born in IA, her father was born in IA, and her mother was born in MO.

      Also listed with William P. is his son, Glenn, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1893. According to the 1910 census, he was born in IA, his father was born in IA, and his mother was born in MO.

      Also listed with William P. is his son, Elmer G., who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1895. According to the 1910 census, he was born in IA, his father was born in IA, and his mother was born in MO.

      Also listed with William P. is his son, Neil M., who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1897. According to the 1910 census, he was born in IA, his father was born in IA, and his mother was born in MO.

      Also listed with William P. is his daughter, Beulah N., who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1899. According to the 1910 census, she was born in IA, her father was born in IA, and her mother was born in MO.
    Person ID I13585  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Father Thornton DAVIS,   b. OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nancy Ann VESTEL,   b. IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Alma LINCH,   b. Jun 1862, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Mar 1883  Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000-:

      Name: WILLIAM P. DAVIS
      Spouse: ALMA LINCH
      Marriage Date: 25 Mar 1883
      County: Appanoose
      State: IA
    Children 
     1. Gale DAVIS,   b. Apr 1894, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Neil DAVIS,   b. Sep 1896, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Beulah DAVIS,   b. Dec 1897, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Delbert DAVIS,   b. Aug 1884, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Ola N. DAVIS,   b. Dec 1888, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Glen DAVIS,   b. May 1882, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F6125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart