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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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