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Comment by Mickey Edward Davis on May 8, 2011 at 10:42am

You have the right Winnifred Cole. My father was raised by Jacob and Frances. I have spoken with Frances back in the 70's on the phone and had even made arrangements for a visit back in 1976. I was stationed in Bath. My ship was in the Bath Iron Works for conversion from a DDG to a CG. I was on the USS Biddle CG34. Things got busy as we were doing shakedowns and getting ready to go to NYC to do braker test for the celebration on the Hudson River in 76. Never got a chance to visit. Should have made time!!!!!

I have NO IDEA what happened back in 1938. Something did and I will probably never find out. My father I believe left Maine more than likely around 18. Very troubling life. I met him a few times, when I was younger, but the relationship went nowhere and I was raised by my mother who passed in 2008. So I have no background on my father's side. Only that they are from Dexter, Pittsfield, and Corinna area, and that possibly we go very far back in Maines history.

Once again Thank You for you Time

 

Comment by Pam Beveridge on May 7, 2011 at 7:15pm
I found the marriage record for Winnifred Cole and Jacob A. Davis in 1938.  Winnifred was from Burnham at the time of her marriage.  Just for grins and giggles, I wondered if perhaps she had married again and I found a Winnifred Davis and a Winnifred Cole who married Earl W. Grant in 1942.  They were both from Waterville.  Is it possible your grandmother divorced your grandfather and remarried Earl Grant?  Maybe he raised your father?  Or maybe your father got out of the household as soon as he could?  I also noticed a Winnifred Grant (and a Winnifred Cole) who married a Lawrence C. McHugh in 1952; they were both living in Portland.  It's hard when we don't have the Census to work from - earlier people are easier!  Anyway, was just wondering if your father went by either Grant or McHugh at some point?  Or if you ever heard those surnames?
Comment by Mickey Edward Davis on May 7, 2011 at 5:51pm

Thank You.

Albert L. Davis is the son of Charles H. Davis and Emma Tainter who got Divorced in April 1876. I can't find anything else on them.

I found the obit on my grandfather Jacob in the Abbot Library as well as Albert's. My father Lawrence George Davis I can't find anything on him. I almost positive he was born in Dexter. His mother's name was Winnifred whose maden name was Cole. I found in the SSDI the death of a Lawrence Davis

Birth Date: 26 Jun 1938
Death Date: 16 Oct 1998
Social Security Number: 006-38-8216

 

 

 

 I believe this is my father. May have passes in Ca.

Thank You for your help

Mickey E. Davis

 

Comment by Pam Beveridge on May 6, 2011 at 8:25pm
Been working on the tree and am sort of stuck with Bertha E. Wilson.  Marriage record shows her parents to be Nelson Wilson and Eva Disto.  But I wonder if Eva is also Elizabeth or Lizzie, who shows up as Nelson's wife in 1910 (a few months after Bertha and Albert got married).  Says Nelson was born in Canada and Eva in Fort Kent on that marriage record.  But I wonder if the name was something other than Disto??   I'm going to send you an invite to the tree3 - it's on Ancestry.com and you will not need to join, so ignore any messages asking you to.  You can add things or subtract, if you like.
Comment by Pam Beveridge on May 5, 2011 at 7:49pm
I'm not too far from Dexter.  Will see what I can find for you.
Comment by Mickey Edward Davis on May 5, 2011 at 7:15pm
My Family is from Dexter. My Father's name was Lawrence Davis whose Father was Jacob A. Davis who passed away 07_12_1992. I believe I have an Uncle named Thomas. looking for any information I can get. I belive my Grandmother Frances passed in 1997.
Anything will be really Great
Thank You
Mickey
 

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