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Robert W. Davis
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1903
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1940
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Officer Robert W. Davis was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC.

Date of Death: January 1, 1940
Rank: Officer
Age: 36
Years of Service: Eight, appointed in 1931.
Marital Status: Married
Children: Three
Location of Death: 25th Street, SE

Motorman Davis was chasing a speeding auto when the wheels of his sidecar lifted off of the ground, causing his bike to travel into oncoming traffic. He struck a vehicle head-on, causing skull, chest, and internal injuries.

Patrolman Davis was survived by his wife Alice (Tyler) Davis and their three children, Robert, 12, Donald, 7, and Samuel, 2. The Davis' had moved into their new home at 334 34th Place NE.

The 1930 Census reveals:

Name: Robert W Davis
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Newport, Warwick, Virginia, United States
District: 0005
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Roomer
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Roomer
Birth Year (Estimated): 1904
Birthplace: Virginia
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Sheet Number and Letter: 12B
Household ID: 270
Line Number: 66
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T626
Affiliate Film Number: 2464
GS Film number: 2342198
Digital Folder Number: 004547862
Image Number: 00118

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head William D Deshazo M 22 Virginia
Wife Nora C Deshazo F 19 Virginia
Roomer Robert W Davis M 26 Virginia
Roomer Alice T Davis F 26 Virginia
Roomer Robert T Davis M 1 Virginia

"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 19 Feb 2014), Robert W Davis in household of William D Deshazo, Newport, Warwick, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0005, sheet , family 270, NARA microfilm publication.

Family links: 
  Alice Tyler Davis (1903 - 1986)
Oak Grove Cemetery
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA
Plot: D-244
Created by: John Rentz
Record added: Dec 17, 2006
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Robert W. Davis
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Robert W. Davis
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