53 Years Ago Today

On January 23, 1960, fifty-three years ago today, William Phylitis Davis (1876-1960), my 2nd great grandfather (by adoption), died in Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon at the age of 83. Following his death, William was buried in Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland on January 26, 1960.

William P. Davis Funeral Card
William P. Davis Funeral Card

William Davis was born in 1876 in North Plains, Washington Co., Oregon the son of Enos Davis (ca. 1842-1898) and Mary C. Norman (ca. 1852-?). In 1906, he married Mary Magdelene “Linnie” Williams (1883-1968), with whom he adopted my paternal great grandmother Maxine Elizabeth Davis (1912-1992) and with whom he had a biological daughter, Virginia.

Headstone of William and Linnie Davis
Headstone of William and Linnie Davis

One thought on “53 Years Ago Today

  1. It is really neat that you have the memory card. I have many of these that my Grandmother kept through the years. Some for family, but many for friends as well.

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