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Henry B. Davancens
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1873
Aquitaine, France
Death: Jan. 31, 1954
Orange County
California, USA

Henry Davancens was born December 29, 1873 in Gurmenšon, Aquitaine, France. At age 14, he immigrated to America. He left Bordeaux, France, on the vessel Dupuy De Lome and arrived at the port of New Orleans, Louisiana, on June 25, 1888. In 1895, at age 21, he was the victim of a crime when George Hallet stole $5 and a watch in Los Angeles. Henry's naturalization papers were filed on November 7, 1910, and May 22, 1917, in Los Angeles, California.

Henry worked with horses. Over the years, his occupation was listed as hostler, stableman, liveryman and foreman. In the early days, he worked for George Knarr, proprietor of United States Livery and Boarding Stable located at 952 S. Flower. This address was also Henry's residence. While working as a hostler, stableman and liveryman, Henry tended horses and drove carriages.

Later on, around 1907, Henry became the owner the livery business with Joseph Fleming at 952 S Flower. The business was called "Davencens & Fleming". By 1912, Henry was the proprietor of "United States Stables" at the same Flower street address.

Sometime before May 1917, he married Lena Kraemer, daughter of Nikolaus and Katharina Hermann Kraemer (emigrants from Tiefenbach, Bavaria, Germany).

The years went by and Henry left the livery business on Flower Street and moved with Lena to 3039 Swift Street. Henry became a chauffeur at a taxi stand, according to the 1920 census. He most likely did not drive a motor car taxi cab, but rather, drove a horse-drawn cab with two wheels.

Census records do not list children for Henry and Lena. Henry died in 1954. 
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  Lena Kraemer Davancens (1879 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Created by: DebbieBlau
Record added: Dec 25, 2012
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Henry B. Davancens
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