Any information about Thaddues Davis

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Hi there,

I have a question regarding about Thaddeus Davis... He was born in 1896 in MIssissippi (either in Carroll or Montgomery Counties).

He must have moved to Arkansas sometime before 1915.

He was married October 23 1915.

I think he died in 1971 in Louisiana...

I would like to know if he had any brothers and sisters.. Also his parents name as well.

Thank you...
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2 Answers

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WW2 Draft Registration Card.  Thaddeus,Route 1 Trout Louisiana, Wife Velma

Davis.1st wife must died.Birth date Oct 28 1896 Mississippi. 1942 Draft registration

card.  Thaddeus had married Grace Phillips Oct 24 1915.Lawrence Arkansas.

In 1930 Census Thaddeus & Grace have 3 children Rupert, Charlice, Raymond.

Never could find birth record.You can check with Mississippi Vital Records.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (834k points)
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This may add confusion?  There is a Grace Davis, with sons C Rupert and Raymond, and Ruperts wife Tabitha (Lawrence) Davis in 1940 census - listed as a widow.  In 1930, Grace is living with Thaddeus, Rupert, Charlice, Raymond. 

The marriage record notes bond provided by WT Davis and EE Davis.

There is a  WT Davis who died in AR in 1938 - not much information on that record.

Then there is the Thaddeus who in 1942 WWII draft has nearest relative as Velma Davis, in Trout, LA, died therein 1971?   He could have divorced Grace and she listed herself as widowed?  or he is the WT who died in 1938.

Can't tell if this is the same or a different man.

Citing this Record: "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," index and images, FamilySearch (, W T Davis and Grace Phillips, 24 Oct 1915; citing , Lawrence, Arkansas, United States; FHL microfilm 1290713.

Name: W T Davis

Marriage: 24 Oct 1915  , Lawrence, AR

Age: 19  Birth (Est): 1896

Residence: Denton, Lawrence, AR

Spouse: Grace Phillips

Age: 23  Birth  (Est): 1892

Residence: Denton, Lawrence, AR

Marriage License Date: 23 Oct 1915

Page: 202

Note:  Marriage Bond  of $100 paid by WT Davis and EE Davis.  See Image.


U S Census, 1940 Annieville Township, Lawrence, AR

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch ( ), Grace Davis in household of C Rupert Davis, Annieville Township, Lawrence, Arkansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 38-1, sheet 2A, family 30, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 148.

C Rupert Davis  Head M 23 Arkansas  (Rupert Charles b. Aug. 1916)

Tabitha M Davis  Wife F 24 Arkansas (Tabitha Lawrence)

Grace Davis  Mother F 50 Arkansas Widowed

Raymond T Davis  Brother M 13 AR

???  Arkansas Death Index

Citing this Record: "Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950," index, FamilySearch ( ), W T Davis, 18 Mar 1938; derived from "Arkansas, Death Index, 1914-1950," index and images, ( : 2005); a multigenerational derivative citing Division of Vital Records, Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 (Arkansas: Arkansas Genealogical Society).

Name: W T Davis

Death : 18 Mar 1938  Desha, Arkansas

Page Number: 871 Affiliate Film Number: 19341940



United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942


Name: Thaddeus Davis

Residence: Route 1, Trout, LA

Draft Registration: 1942  Trout, , LA

White Male Age 45

Birth Date: 28 Oct 1896 Carroll, Mississippi

Person who will know your location: Mrs. Velma Davis


United States Social Security Death Index

Citing this Record: "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (, Thaddeus W Davis, 15 Feb 1971; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Given Name: Thaddeus

Middle Name: W

Surname: Davis

Birth Date: 28 October 1896

Social Security Number: 437-24-2842

State: Louisiana

Last Place of Residence: Rapides, Louisiana

Previous Residence Postal Code: 71360

Date: 15 February 1971 Age: 75

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (620k points)
I think that WT Davis and Thaddeus Davis is different (I think) or they could be same people.  I think that the W T Davis could be different since that Desha Arkansas is a bit far from Lawrence Arkansas.

Thank you..

I agree.  It's really hard to tell.  On his marriage record he is WT and she is Grace (not Ida).   On WW1 draft he is Thaddeus and she is Ida Grace.  I tried to find a marriage or birth record for  their daughter Charlice to see if it gave parents, but she is only list 1920 and 1930 census.

The WW1 and WW2 draft cards have the exact same dob Oct. 28, 1896.  One says born in Carroll, Miss.  the other handwritten record looks like  ? Wiuno, Miss but  then someone transcribed that as Winona.

As to EE Davis on the marriage record

There is an Ed F Davis b. abt 1888 Ar, married Roxie East, living in Dent, AR 1920 and Desha, Ar in 1942 - thought it might be his brother, but didn't see any other connection.

I guess he didn't write his marriage record very legible. That could be his brother. Dent Ar is in Lawrence County.

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