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Joseph Keith Davis

Joseph Keith Davis[1, 2]

Male 1876 - 1944  (68 years)

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  • Name Joseph Keith Davis 
    Born 25 Apr 1876  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1880  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS
      1880 Boyle County, Kentucky (District 2)
      George W. Davis, 49 years old, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky. Farmer
      Ellen Davis, wife, 41 years old, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky
      George Davis, son, 21 years old, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky. Works on farm
      Susan Davis, daughter, 18 years old, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky
      Sallie E Davis, daughter, 16 years old, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Rolly L Davis, son, 14 years old, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky. Works on farm. Attended school within the year
      James W. Davis, son, 12, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Mary F. Davis, daughter, 7 years old, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Joseph Davis, son, 4 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
      Effa Davis, daughter, 1 year old, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky
    Residence 1900  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS
      1900 Boyle County, Kentucky
      George Davis, 69 years old, born November 1830, in Kentucky. Father born in Virginia; mother in Kentucky. Married 45 years. No occupation
      Ellen Davis, wife, 62 years old, born Feb. 1838, in Kentucky. Parents born in Kentucky. Mother of 11 children, 9 living. Married 45 years
      George Davis, son, 41 years old, born November of 1858, in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Teamster.
      Dalie Davis, daughter, 27 years old, born June 1872, in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Dressmaker.
      Joseph Davis, son, 24 years old, born April 1876, in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Teamster
      Ephie Davis, daughter, 21 years old, born February 1879, in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky.

    Residence 1910  Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS
      1910 Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky
      Joe K. Davis, 34 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Married x1 for 9 years. Teamster
      Myrtie Davis, wife, 33 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Married x1 for 9 years. No children

    Occupation 1910 
    teamster 
    Individual Note 2 Oct 1913  Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis among the guests at a dinner hosted by Mrs. Will Calvert; also present: Mrs. Fannie Prather, Mrs. Ellen Davis, and Effie Davis
    Military 12 Sep 1918  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    World War I Draft Registration 
    • Joseph Keef Davis, 42 years old, residing in Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky. Birthdate April 25, 1876. Teamster. Nearest relative is Elizabeth Mirtle Davis of Perryville. Tall, slender, black hair and eyes
      September 12, 1918

    Residence 12 Sep 1918  Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 12 Sep 1918 
    teamster 
    Residence 1920  Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Danville Street 
    • CENSUS
      1920 Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky
      Danville Street
      James Calvert, 75 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky.
      Willie Calvert, wife, 62 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Keeper of boarding house
      Ray Calvert, son, 24 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Salesman at hardware store
      Elizabeth Calvert, daughter in law, 21 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
      Joe Davis, brother in law, 43 years old, Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Widowed. Teamster
      Gladys Davis, gr. niece, 5 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky

    Occupation 1920 
    teamster 
    Residence 1930  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS
      1930 Boyle County, Kentucky (District 2)
      Joseph K. Davis, 54, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Age at first marriage: 54. Teamster. Not a veteran.
      Lula Davis, wife, 47, born in Kentucky; father born in Indiana; mother born in Kentucky. Age at first marriage: 47.
      Gladys W. Davis, daughter, 15 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
    Occupation 1930 
    teamster 
    Individual Note 12 Mar 1932 
    • LUNCH WITH SISTER
      Danville Messenger
      March 12, 1932
      Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis, Mr. Geo. Davis, Miss Effie Davis and guest Mrs. Grace Jelley, of Lexington, were luncheon guests Friday of Mrs. Willie Calvert. Miss Jelley will return home Sunday after a two weeks visit here.


    Residence 1935  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1940  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CENSUS
      1940 Boyle County, Kentucky
      Joseph Davis, 63 years old, born in Kentucky. Residence in 1935: Boyle County, Kentucky; Highest education: 8. county laborer
      Lula F. Davis, wife, 57 years old, born in Kentucky. Residence in 1935: Boyle County, Kentucky; Highest education: C1

    Died 6 Oct 1944  Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Suicide; drowned in cattle watering trough 
    • DEATH
      Death Certificate
      Joe K. Davis
      male, white, residing in Perryville, Boyle County, KEntucky
      Spouse's Name: Mrs Lula T Davis
      Birth Date: 25 Apr 1876
      Birth Location: Boyle, Kentucky
      Father's Name: Geo W Davis
      Father's Birth Location: Kentucky
      Mother's Name: Ellen Waldon
      Mother's Birth Location: Perryville Kentucky
      Death Date: 6 Oct 1944
      Death Location: Perryville, Boyle
      cause of death: drowning in pool by his own hands
      burial: Ward Edward Cemetery, Parksville, Kentucky
      Informant: James Davis, Perryville

    Joe K. Davis Obit
    Joe K. Davis Obit
    Joe K. Davis Obit
    Buried Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Joe K. Davis
    Joe K. Davis
    at Perryville Cemetery
    Person ID I51144  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2018 

    Father George W. Davis,   b. 15 Nov 1830, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1910, Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eleanor Elizabeth Walden,   b. 9 Feb 1838, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1927, Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 18 Sep 1854  Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    • Boyle County KY, General Index to Marriages, Males A-D Index, 1842-->, lists marriage of George W. Davis to Ellen E. Walden, in 1854, recorded at book 2, page 182.
      Bond: George W. Davis and Willis Walden bound in sum of 50 pounds. Dated 18 September 1854, for marriage of George W. Davis and Miss Ellen E. Walden
    • Boyle County Kentucky Marriage book 8; page 27. Bond. J.Q. Calvert principal. G.W. Davis surety, for marriage of J.Q. Calvert to Rebecca W. Davis. Date on bond 23 April 1877. Signed J.Q. Calvert and G.W. Davis.
    Family ID F5137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Myrtle Walker,   b. 14 May 1876, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1918, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1901  Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Children 
     1. Gladys Walker Davis,   b. 9 Oct 1914, Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1993, Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F8378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • FAMILY STORIES
      Joseph lost his wife to the flu in 1918; in 1944 Joseph committed suicide by hanging a bucket of rocks around his neck and jumping into his cattle watering trough. R remembers visiting Joseph shortly before Joseph's death, and remembers that Joseph ate most of his meal with his table knife. Joseph lived with his brother, James.
      According to R: Uncle Joe - who everyone called Uncle Bud - was 'downright dour and most of his conversations were mumbled. He had a very low, resonant voice.' R's father would tell his friends, 'whatever you do, don't laugh when Uncle Bud says the prayer.' Then when everybody's heads were bowed, Uncle Bud would rumble "Heyyyy, Lord! mumble, mumble, mumble...." Everyone would sputter and spit and cough to keep from laughing.
      Uncle Jim was wiry, and rawboned and had a raspy voice. Both he and Uncle Bud wore bib overalls and blue work shirts most of the time.

  • Sources 
    1. [S16450] 1880 Census Boyle Co., KY.

    2. [S16195] Death Certificate.

    3. [S16195] Death Certificate.
      for Joe, with full date and place of birth

    4. [S16210] World War I Draft Registration Card.
      for Joe, with full date of birth

    5. [S16195] Death Certificate.
      for Joe, with full date and place of death

    6. [S13814] Marriage Certification from Boyle County, KY.

    7. [S13384] Marriage Record.
      at Boyle County KY Courthouse vault, General Index to Marriages, Males A-D Index, 1842-->, lists marriage of George W. Davis to Ellen E. Walden, in 1854, recorded at book 2, page 182. Copy of bond in files.

    8. [S14557] Marriage Certification from Boyle County, KY.

    9. [S14127] Marriage Record.
      at Boyle County KY Courthouse vault, General Index to Marriages, Males A-D Index, 1842-->, lists marriage of George W. Davis to Ellen E. Walden, in 1854, recorded at book 2, page 182. Copy of bond in files.

    10. [S16129] Census.
      1910 Boyle County, KY listed as married 9 years.

    11. [S16185] Marriage Record.
      Boyle County KY Marriage book 14; page 412. Index lists marriage of Joseph K. Davis to Mirtlel Walker in 1901


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