Miles Davis III
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Miles Dewey Davis III (1926 - 1991)

Miles Dewey Davis III
Born in Alton, Illinois, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
Father of [private son (1950s - unknown)]
Died in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
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Miles Davis III was born 26 May 1926 in Alton, Illinois, United States.

He was the son of Miles Davis and Cleota Mae Davis (née Henry). His mother was a music teacher and violinist, also from Arkansas.

1940 Census, Tract SCC-9, East St. Louis, East St. Louis Township, St. Clair, Illinois, Birthplace: Illinois Birth Year (Estimated): 1927

Miles Davis Head M 40 Arkansas

Cleo Davis Wife F 38 Arkansas

Dorothy Davis Daughter F 14 Illinois

Miles Davis Son M 13 Illinois

Vernon Davis Son M 10 Illinois [1]

Miles Davis passed away 28 Sep 1991 in Santa Monica, California, United States.

California Death Index

Miles Dewey Davis
Birth Date: 26 May 1926 Illinois
Death Date: 28 Sep 1991 Los Angeles County, California[2]

Find a Grave Memorial [3]


  1. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 October 2017), Miles Davis in household of Miles Davis, Tract SCC-9, East St. Louis, East St. Louis Township, St. Clair, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 82-67, sheet 8B, line 62, family 155, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 881.
  2. State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.
  3. Find A Grave link to memorial

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Is this the trumpet player Miles Dewey Davis III 1926-1991
posted by Bob Fields

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