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Dr Leonidas Wilson Davis

Dr Leonidas Wilson Davis

Birth
Thurston, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Death 18 May 1947 (aged 84)
Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row A, Lot 28, Site 8
Memorial ID 40344272 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Glenn Wallace
  • Added: 6 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40344272
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Leonidas Wilson Davis (18 Oct 1862–18 May 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40344272, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Wallace (contributor 46802463) .