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Oswald Temple "O. T." Davis
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Birth: May 4, 1895
Ozark
Franklin County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1981
Yuba City
Sutter County
California, USA

Oswald, or Mike or O.T. as he was sometimes called, was born to James William and Johanna Tennesee Powell Davis.

He married Leota Dudley Smithson on Nov. 30, 1913 when she was 14 and he was 18. The marriage produced 17 children and lasted, until his death, 68 years later.
Their children were: Novie, Catherine, Lorraine, Ruth, Joanna, Dora, twin to Dorothy(died at birth), Dorothy, twin to Dora (died at abt. 7 days), Dolly, (died at birth) Audine, Orlena, Birdie, (died at birth) Shirley, (died at about 1 month) James, Jerry and 3 infants un-named.

He was a premo cement finisher. He worked on the Grand Coulee and Boulder dams. He was called out of retirement several times by companies that wanted his services.

Oswald chewed and loved the wrestling matches. He would get so excited, he would end up missing his spit can. Grandma Davis would really scold him. She was a very clean lady.

Oswald was a very strong man and was 'bucking' hay into his 70's.

When Oswald got to where he had to be put into a rest home, Leota went in with him and stayed at his side, caring for him, until he died.

He was my husband's grandfather. 
 
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 Parents:
  James William Davis (1858 - 1931)
  Johanna Tennessee Powell Davis (1862 - 1942)
 
 Spouse:
  Leota Dudley Smithson Davis (1898 - 1984)
 
 Children:
  Novie Lester Davis (1916 - 1990)*
  Catherine May Davis Antalik (1918 - 1988)*
  Mary Lorraine Davis Stanfill (1920 - 2006)*
  Joan Davis Riggs (1923 - 2013)*
  Joan Davis Riggs (1923 - 2013)*
  Dorothy Davis (1926 - 1926)*
  Doris Davis (1926 - 1926)*
  Dolly Davis (1928 - 1928)*
  Orlena Beryldene Davis Mayfield (1931 - 2004)*
  Birdie Davis (1933 - 1933)*
  Shirley Laverne Davis (1935 - 1935)*
  James Oren Davis (1936 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Newton Davis (1881 - 1965)*
  James Bartell Davis (1887 - 1966)*
  Albert Davis (1889 - 1977)*
  Charles Clyde Davis (1893 - 1974)*
  Ollie Davis (1895 - 1945)*
  Oswald Temple Davis (1895 - 1981)
  Annette Davis Biddle (1898 - 1985)*
  Luther Davis (1904 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sierra View Memorial Park
Olivehurst
Yuba County
California, USA
Plot: Unknown
 
Created by: Barbara Hammons Davis, D...
Record added: Apr 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18767880
Oswald Temple O. T. Davis
Added by: D GARCIA
 
Oswald Temple O. T. Davis
Added by: Barbara Hammons Davis, Dalt's Mom
 
Oswald Temple O. T. Davis
Added by: Barbara Hammons Davis, Dalt's Mom
 
 
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- Barbara Hammons Davis, Dalt's Mom
 Added: Apr. 3, 2013
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- Mike Jones
 Added: Dec. 27, 2011

- Barbara Hammons Davis, Dalt's Mom
 Added: Jul. 6, 2011
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