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 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.