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Charles Lewis Davis
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Birth: Apr. 13, 1871
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 20, 1930
Imperial County
California, USA

CHARLES L. DAVIS was born in Wayne County, Iowa, April 13, 1870, a son of Thomas Jefferson and Emiline (Emmaline Shrom) Davis. His father was a school teacher and farmer, and his death occurred November 14, 1884. Mr. Davis' mother died June 3, 1881. Charles L., the subject of this review, received his education in the public schools of Rock Island County, Illinois, and Leavenworth County, Kansas, and San Joaquin Valley, California. At the age of eighteen Mr. Davis came to California and located in Fresno. While a resident of that city, he took two terms in the school of complete steam engineering. He operated a threshing outfit in various places and naturally grew in to the blacksmith trade. He has been in Southern California since 1903, and in 1908 Mr. Davis came to Imperial Valley. He found employment with the Southern Pacific Railroad as watchman, and in the sheriff's office in El Centro and city marshal's office in Holtville and EI Centre. He removed to Calexico in September, 1916, and now is the sole proprietor of the valley blacksmith shop. In connection with his shop Mr. Davis carries a line of agricultural implements. In his political affiliations he votes the Democratic ticket, but has never aspired to office. Fraternally he is a member of Court No, 33, I.O. F., of Los Angeles, California. Mr. Davis was married to Nannie M, Bradley, a native of Indiana, February 14, 1914, and her death occurred June 20. 1916. There was one child born to Mrs. Davis by a former marriage, Marvel, the wife of Victor L. Cook of Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Davis is a member of the Calexico chamber of commerce and takes an active part in matters pertaining to the welfare of Calexico and Imperial County.[The History of Imperial County, F.C. Farr, 1918-Transcribed by Marie Miller]

Charles was married for a short time to Edna Frances "Frankie" Sherwood and they had a daughter, Marvel Adella Davis. Marvel is mentioned in the above biography as being the daughter of Charles' wife Nannie, but she was in fact Charles' daughter with his previous wife. Guardianship papers, Uncle Aaron 
Family links: 
  Thomas Jefferson Davis (1841 - 1885)
  Emmaline Laura Shrom Davis (1841 - 1881)
  Nannie M Gilpin Davis (1867 - 1916)
  Frances Edna Sherwood Mcpherson (1875 - 1945)
  Marvel Adella Davis Cook (1893 - 1975)*
  Charles Lewis Davis (1871 - 1930)
  Mary Bernice Davis Burn (1872 - 1926)*
  Mildred H Davis Jacobson (1873 - 1947)*
  Frederick Shrom Davis (1878 - 1964)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain View Cemetery
Imperial County
California, USA
Created by: Lisa Davis
Record added: Apr 02, 2012
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Charles Lewis Davis
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Charles Lewis Davis
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 Added: Dec. 19, 2012

- Lisa Davis
 Added: Apr. 2, 2012

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