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Dr Leonidas Wilson Davis
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1862
Thurston
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Death: May 18, 1947
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA

Parents:
- Isaac Howard Davis [1818-1901]
- Catherine S. (Miles) Davis [1822-1897]

Married (1) Mary Harrison (Griffith) Davis on August 29, 1889.*

Married (2) Alma (Griffith) Davis in 1945

L. Wilson Davis was a member of the University of Maryland Dental Department class of 1888, along with Frank Ryland Steel. He set up practice in Baltimore, and married Mary Harrison Griffith, daughter of merchant and Civil War veteran Francis Moore Griffith (1831-1908) and Elizabeth (Dickerson) Griffith of Beallsville, Montgomery County, Md.

Dr. Davis was interested in what became known as orthodontia, as well as the care of teeth as a public health concern. In 1900, he was part of a committee that authored a proposal for a pilot project for the examination of children's teeth in Maryland schools, and for the education of children in dental hygiene.

This photograph of young Dr. Harris may well have been taken on the occasion of his graduation from dental school in 1888.
Source

*Source R.R. Romulus Griffith, "Genealogy of the Griffith Family - Descendents of William and Sarah MacCubbin Griffith." 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac Howard Davis (1818 - 1901)
  Catherine S. Miles Davis (1822 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Harrison Griffith Davis (1864 - 1937)
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Plummer Davis (1844 - 1928)*
  Rufus Hamilton Davis (1846 - 1933)*
  Sarah Emmer Davis (1848 - 1850)*
  Charles Wesley Davis (1850 - 1850)*
  Horace Morsell Davis (1851 - 1936)*
  John Wallace Davis (1854 - 1933)*
  George Vernon Davis (1857 - 1924)*
  Isaac Howard Davis (1859 - 1918)*
  Leonidas Wilson Davis (1862 - 1947)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Monocacy Cemetery
Beallsville
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Row A, Lot 28, Site 8
 
Created by: Glenn Wallace
Record added: Aug 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40344272
Dr Leonidas Wilson Davis
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Dr Leonidas Wilson Davis
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Dr Leonidas Wilson Davis
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- DK
 Added: Oct. 25, 2012
DDS, Class of 1888, University of Maryland Dept. of Dental Surgery
- waldonia
 Added: Mar. 13, 2012

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Sep. 23, 2009
 
 
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