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George A. Davis (1902 - 1991)

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George A. Davis
Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvaniamap
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Died in Camp Hill, Cumberland County, Pennsylvaniamap
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George Davis was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as son of Harry William Davis and Malinda (Long) Davis.

On April 25, 1910, the 1910 U.S. Census recorded 7-year-old George in the household of Harry W. Davis, age 35, and wife Malinda Davis, 31, in Harrisburg Ward 8. Harry was a machinist with his own shop. Melinda had 4 had children, all of whom were living. Enumerated children were: Lloyd Davis, 9; George Davis, 7; Vera Davis 6; and Ruth Davis 1/12 (1 month old). All household members were born in Pennsylvania of Pennsylvania-born parents.[1]

George's mother Malinda Davis died from ovarian cancer at the age of 38, on 14 February 1917, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.[2] On 12 March 1919 his father married again, to Nora Stubblebine,[3][4]

The 1920 U.S. Census recorded George in the household of his father, 44-year-old Harry W. Davis, on Walnut Street in Harrisburg. Others in the household were wife Eleanor Davis, 39; son Loyd H. Davis, 19; son George Davis, 17; daughter Vera Davis, 16; and daughter Ruth Davis, 10. Harry was a machinist for the Harrisburg Brazing Company and Loyd was a clerk for the Bowman Company. All household members were born in Pennsylvania to parents born in Pennsylvania. The three younger children had attended school within the year.[5]

The 1930 U.S. Census recorded 27-year-old George A. Davis in his father's household in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was single and worked as a clerk in a grocery store.[6]

He was married to Pauline Bardell in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on 2 December 1933. It was his first marriage. His marriage license application states that he was 31 years old and was residing at 1629 Regina St., Harrisburg, and working as a machinist. The marriage license application named his parents as Harry W. Davis, a native and resident of Harrisburg, and the late Matilda Davis (maiden name Matilda Long), a native of Shamokin, Pennsylvania. Pauline was 20 years old, born in Honey Grove, Pennsylvania, to Charles Bardell, deceased native of Walnut, Pennsylvania, and Catherine E. Leach (maiden name Catherine E. Emerick), a native of Honey Grove. Pauline was residing at 271 Herr Street in Harrisburg and working as a clerk.[7]

He died on 20 June 1991 in Camp Hill (Lower Allen Township), Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and was buried in Saint Johns Cemetery, Shiremanstown, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.[8][9]


Relationship to mother Malinda Long ("maternal relationship") is confirmed by autosomal DNA match of his son Davis-42981 to Ellen Smith, third cousin once removed; both trace ancestry to Philip Sultzbach and Mary Tice. Davis-42981 and Ellen Smith match on 75 cM over seven segments, the longest being 16.0 cM. Both tested on 23andMe.


  1. United States Census, 1910. Enumeration sheet for Harrisburg Ward 8, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1336; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 0079; FHL microfilm: 1375349. Accessed at
  2. Pennsylvania Certificate of Death, Malinda May Davis, File No. 16839. Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Accessed at
  3. Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Millersburg, Pennsylvania
  4. Marriage license of Harry William Davis and Harriet Norah Stubblebine, issued 6 March 1919, married 12 March 1919. Accessed at in Marriage license dockets (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania), 1885-1950; indexes, 1885-1992. Marriage licence docket v. 3P-3Q 1918-1919.
  5. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 September 2019), Pennsylvania > Dauphin > Harrisburg Ward 9 > ED 93 > image 26 of 28; citing NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. United States Census, 1930. Enumeration sheet for Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2027; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0046; Image: 169.0; FHL microfilm: 2341761.
  7. Application for Marriage License, County of Dauphin: George A. Davis and Pauline Bardell.
  8. Social Security Death Index, George A. Davis. SSN: 195-07-9105; Born: 29 Nov 1902, Died: 20 Jun 1991.
  9. Find-A-Grave, George A. Davis

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