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Charles Davis, Jr.

Charles Davis, Jr.
Full Name: Charles Davis, Jr.
Birth date: July 20, 1877
Death date: June 12, 1943

Terms of Service

  • House, 30th Legislature
    1/8/1907 - 1/12/1909
    Democrat
  • House, 29th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    3/26/1906 - 1/8/1907
    Democrat
(1) Democrat - "Davis elected," Palestine Daily Herald, 2/5/1906, p. 3, end of 2nd col., dateline El Paso - Feb. 5. "Charles Davis, Jr., who was accidentally shot on the eve of his nomination by the Democratic party to the legislature, and who is rapidly recovering, was elected by a large majority in a special election." Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers .
(2) 29th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 3/26/1906, p. 2. Notice of vacancies in the House due to resignations of Hon. W.B. Ware and Hon. A.L. Sharpe and deaths of Hon. J.D. Woods and Hon. Lon A. Hagan; elections and oaths of office of Thos. B. Peareson, Charles Davis, Jr., J.R. Bowman, and W.J. Mathis, sworn 3/26/1906. House Journal .
(3) Charles Davis Jr., in special election 2/2/1906, succeeded Alfred L. Sharpe, resigned after 1st C.S. (4/15/1905 - 5/14/1905). Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • "Former Mayor Critically Ill: Charles Davis at Home of Sister," 6/12/1943. Mayor of El Paso 1917-1923, born in Bryan in July, 1877, son of late Charles Davis and Alice Flournoy Wilson Davis. Father also served one term as mayor of El Paso. El Paso Herald Post .
  • Charles Davis, birth date 7/20/1877 in Bryan, death date 6/12/1943 in El Paso, parents Charles Davis and Alice Wilson, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Biography and photo of Charles Davis, Jr., Mayor of El Paso, PDF p. 5, document p. 3. Representative to the State Legislature in the 32nd and 33rd sessions [sic], in 1909 married Miss Fannie Montgomery. Greater El Paso Yearbook 1920.
  • Charles Davis, Jr. in El Paso County Census:
    Census of 1900 - El Paso County, born July 1877, mining, son of Charles Davis (born September 1847, real estate).
    Census of 1920 - Mayor of El Paso, age 42 (born ca. 1878) wife Fannie M., daughter Frances L. HeritageQuest Online .
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