|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1842|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||May 11, 1933|
Los Angeles County
THEODORE E. DAVIS is a woolgrower and one of the leading citizens of Whitebird.
He was born December 2, 1842, in Marion County, (W)VA, being the son of Franklin and Jennie B. (Bowman) Davis, natives of the same county, where also they were married. The mother died in 1854.
Our subject, who was the eldest of a family of six children, enlisted in the Confederate Army, Co A, 31st Virginia Inf, Marion Guard, in the spring of 1861. He fought under General Lee and participated in the following battles, the two battles of Winchester, Allegheny mountain, Cross Keys, Port Republic, Cedar Mountain, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Fredericksburg, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Lynchburg, Fisher's Hill, Five Forks, and finally at Appomattox Courthouse he was one of eight thousand whom General Lee surrendered to the government.
Mr. Davis participated in many skirmishes besides these battles and it is evident that he had both courage and fighting ability. He was wounded in the Wilderness and at Port Republic. After the first year Mr. Davis was a corporal and he endured in hardships, suffering and deprivation more than can be mentioned.
Following the war he was employed in various places until 1870 and then came to Vernon County, Missouri. Eight years later he went to Colorado and did blacksmithing. In 1881 he came thence to Almota, Washington, in a wagon. In 1886 he went to the mouth of Santa creek on the St. Marys, being one of the first settlers and stockmen there. In 1898 he came to Camas prairie and since that time Idaho County has claimed him as one of her citizens. Mr. Davis handled sheep previously and is now the owner of over 3,000 of these valuable animals. He ranges them on the Salmon in the winter and in the mountains during the summer.
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF NORTH IDAHO EMBRACING
NEZ PERCES, IDAHO, LATAH, KOOTENAI, AND SHOSHONE COUNTIES STATE OF IDAHO. WESTERN HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1903
Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society and in particular, Dick Southern and Shelley Kuther.
WOOD CO, WVA MARR REC REGISTER HAS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: Wood Co marr rec bk line 195
Theodore married Prisetta Broadwater 25 Dec 1867, Wood Co.
Theodore's occup Blacksmith, born Marion, WVA, age 25 res of Marion Co, WVA; parents of Theodore is Franklin and June Davis. Prisetta age 17 res Ritchie Co, WVA; parents of Prisetta Broadwater, born Ritchie, WVA, is Jefferson and Mary Broadwater.
Their ten children Walker Jefferson, Maude Myrtle, Daisy Eddie, Katy, Norval L., Cerda, Russell B., Grover Cochran Cleveland, Estella "Essie" P., Gertrude "Gertie" Winifred.
Theodore married second to Mrs. Sarah E. Redenbo Sep 11, 1906 of Grangeville, Idaho CO., Idaho. No known children.
Marr Rec in Idaho Co., ID in Volume 2 on Page 432.
Jane Eliza Bowman Davis (1819 - 1854)
Prescitta Broadwater Davis (1851 - 1893)
Walker Jefferson Davis (1868 - 1934)*
Maud Myrtle Davis Crow (1872 - 1900)*
Daisy Eddie Davis Renfro (1873 - 1953)*
Noval L. Davis (1876 - 1877)*
Creeda Davis (1878 - 1880)*
Russell B. Davis (1880 - ____)*
Grover Cleveland Davis (1883 - 1969)*
Essie Pauline Davis (Koen) Prowse (1886 - 1978)*
Gertrude Winifred Davis (Humphrey) (Delaney) Beebe (1889 - 1978)*
Note: No stone. Cremated per Forest Lawn Memorial 4824 Eagle Rock Blvd, Burbank,CA remains taken home by Robert Prowse and are in family care
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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Originally Created by: JEP
Record added: Aug 28, 2012
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