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Charles Raymond DAVIS
Fannie Myrtle WHITE
Caution:  not to be confused with the Charles Raymond DAVIS (1905-1977) who married Velda Beatrice WHITE.
Husband:  Charles Raymond DAVIS
Birth:  23 May 1887, Alexandria, Madison Co., IN
Death:  16 Jun 1946, Orestes, Madison Co., IN
Disposition:  buried Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Madison Co., IN
Occupation:  farmer, merchant, carpenter, contractor
Father:  John Elihu "Lihu" DAVIS
Mother:  Deborah Victoria "Deb" FRAZIER
Marriage:  23 May 1908, Anderson, Madison Co., IN
Wife:  [Frances?] Fannie / Fanny Myrtle WHITE
Birth:  18 Nov 1889, Madison Co., IN
Death:  5 Dec 1973, St. John's Hospital, Anderson, Madison Co., IN
Disposition:  buried Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Madison Co., IN
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Elijah "Eli" G. WHITE
Mother:  Mary Miranda HOLMES
 
Some secondary sources give her middle name "Mae" or "May," but I have yet to find a primary record giving her that middle name.  The two most solid records I've found — see marriage record and announcement below — give her middle name, "Myrtle." 
Children — born in Orestes, Monroe Twp., Madison Co., IN:
1.  Sherman Howard DAVIS, b. 19 Jun 1912; d. 17 Mar 1973, Tipton Co., IN; m. Dorothy Mae FULLER (1917-1970)
2.  King Edward DAVIS, b. 16 Nov 1916; d. Apr 1983, Orestes, Madison Co., IN
3.  Mulford Ray "Muff" DAVIS, b. 10 Feb 1921; m. Martha Lucille MYERS
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Indiana

Sources:

1a.  Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 (online at Ancestry.com):
charles R Davis Fannie M White 23 May 1908 Madison Co.

1b.   Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992 (online at familysearch.org):
Name Charles Raymond Davis
Birth Date 23 May 1887
Birthplace Madison County, Ind.
Spouse's Name Fannie Myrtle White
Spouse's Birth Date 18 Nov 1889
Spouse's Birthplace Madison County, Ind
Event Date 23 May 1908
Event Place Anderson, Madison, Indiana
Father's Name John L. Davis
Mother's Name Debbie V. Frazier
Spouse's Father's Name Elijah White
Spouse's Mother's Name Mary M. Holmes
Race | Marital Status White | Single
Spouse's Race | Marital Status White | Single
GS Film Number 2108432
Reference ID bk2, p47

1c.  Anon.  Monday, 25 May 1908.  "Orestes Couple Wed." The Alexandria Times-Tribune (Alexandria, Indiana), p. 4 (online at Newspapers.com):
Orestes Couple Wed.
   Charles Raymond Davis celebrated his twenty-first birthday Saturday by marrying Miss Fannie Myrtle White, of Orestes, at Anderson.  They will live on a farm near Orestes.  Mr. Davis is the son of John R.(sic) Davis, and his wife is the daughter of Eli White.

2.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

3.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Charlie DAVIS (æ 13, b. May 1887, IN) is living in Pipe Creek Twp., Madison Co., IN, with his parents (q.v.).  Fannie WHITE (æ 10, b. Nov 1889, IN) is living in Pipe Creek Twp., Madison Co., IN (p. 114B), with her parents, Eli WHITE (æ 49, b. Jul 1850, IN) & Mary M. (æ 50, b. Nov 1849, IN), plus siblings.

4.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 30):  Monroe Twp., Madison Co., IN, Roll T624_364, p. 157A, SN 7A, SD 8, ED 108, enumerated 20 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 28 29
140 143 Davis Charles R Head M W 22 M1 2     IN US US Eng farmer home farm OA N 0 Y Y R F 32
    _____ Fannie Wife F W 20 M1 2 0 0 IN IN IN Eng none         Y Y      

5.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 28):  South 1st [St/Ave], Orestes Town, Monroe Twp., Madison Co., IN, Roll T625_449, p. 37B, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* + 177 184 Davis Charles R Head O F M W 32 M   Y Y Ind Ind Ind Y Store Keeper Own Store OA
      _____ Fannie M Wife     F W 30 M   Y Y Ind Ind Ind Y none    
      _____ Sherman H Son     M W  7 S Y Y Y Ind Ind Ind Y none    
      _____ King E Son     M W 3-1/12 S   N N Ind Ind Ind Y none    
*South 1st

6.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 8):  South First Street, Orestes Town, Monroe Twp., Madison Co., IN, Roll 605, p. 204B, SN 2B, ED 48-44, SD 5, enumerated 2 May 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤(•)
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 39 40 Davis Charley R Head O 1800 N M W 42 M 21 N Y IN IN IN Y Carpenter Building W Y N
    _____ Fanny M Wife       F W 41 M 29 N Y IN IN IN Y None        
    _____ Sherman H Son       M W 17 S   N Y IN IN IN Y None        
    _____ King E Son       M W 14 S   Y Y IN IN IN Y None        
    _____ Mulford R Son       M W 10 S   Y Y IN IN IN Y None        
    White Mary E M-in-Law       F W 81 Wd   N Y IN IN IN Y None        
*South First Street
Listed next to widowed sister-in-law, Tossie (WHITE) DAVIS.

7.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 14):  P.O. General Mail, Orestes (Ward 1), Monroe Twp., Madison Co., IN, Roll T627_1073, p. 344A, SN 2A, SD 11, ED 48-57, enumerated 24 Apr 1940, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1940 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1940:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean.
HOUSEHOLD NAME RELATION   PERSONAL EDUCATION   BIRTHPLACE   CIT RESIDENCE in 1935   EMPLOYMENT STATUS FS
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   26 27 28 29 30   31 32 33 34
30 O 1700   Davis Charles R Head M W 52 M N 8 Indiana   Same house     N Y - - - - 40   laborer Contractor OA 0 0 Y  
        _____ Fanny M Wife F W 51 M N 8 Indiana   Same house     N N N N N H           0 0 N  
        _____ Sherman H Son M W 27 S N 8 Indiana   Same house     N Y - - - - 40   laborer Contractor OA 0 0 Y  
        _____ King E Son M W 22 S N H-2 Indiana   Same house     N Y - - - - 40   laborer Contractor OA 0 0 Y  
        _____ Malford R Son M W 19 S Y H-2 Indiana   Same house     N N N N N S           0 0 N  
8.  Anon.  Thursday, 6 Dec 1973.  "Fannie Davis." The Call-Leader (Elwood, Indiana), p. 12 (online at Newspapers.com):
FANNIE DAVIS
ORESTED — Fannie M. Davis, 84, died Wednesday at St. John's Hospital in Anderson.
     She was the widow of Charles Davis one of the proprietors of the Orestes Canning Factory...
     Survivors include two sons, Mulford Davis of Frankton and King Davis of Orestes; six grandchildrena and three great-grandchildren...
    Burial will be in the Elwood City cemetery...

9.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com; I linked these 30 Mar 2015):
Name Charles R Davis Fannie M Davis King E Davis Sherman H Davis Dorothy M Davis
Birth 1887 1889 1916
Madison Co., IN
1912 1917
Death 1946 1973 1983
Alexandria
Madison Co., IN
Mar. 17, 1973 Nov. 18, 1970
Burial Elwood Cemetery
Elwood, Madison County, Indiana
Fairview Cemetery
Tipton, Tipton County, Indiana
Inscription     KING E DAVIS
CPL US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
1916  1983
SHERMAN H.
1912 — 1973
DOROTHY M.
1917 — 1970
DAVIS
Memorial # 108788030 108788764 108885125 49878435 49878448

10.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at Ancestry.com):
Name SSN Last Residence Birth Death Issued
Fannie Davis 306-14-0814 Orestes, Madison, IN 46063 18 Nov 1889 Dec 1973 IN
Sherman Davis 310-01-1273 Tipton, Tipton, IN 46072 19 Jun 1912 Mar 1973 IN
King Davis 303-12-4806 Orestes, Madison, IN 46063 16 Nov 1916 Apr 1983 IN

11.  World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.  Microfilm Series M1509 (4277 rolls), NARA, Washington, DC (card images and index online at Ancestry.com):
1 Name in full | Age in yrs: Chas Raymond Davis | 30
2 Home Address: RR#H Alexandira, Ind
3 Date of Birth: May 23 1887
4 Are you (1) a natural born citizen… Natural born
5 Where were you born: Alexandria Ind USA
6 If not a citizen, of what country…  
7 What is your present trade, occupation… Orestes Packing Co
8 By whom employed: by myself
Where employed: Orestes Ind
9 Have you [dependents]?: Wife + 2 children under 12
10 Married or Single | Race: Married | Caucasian
11 What military service have you had? None
12 Do you claim exemption from draft?  
Signature: Charles Raymond Davis
1 Height | Build: Medium | Medium
2 Color of Eyes | Color of Hair | Bald: light brown | black | no
3 Physically Disabled: no
Registration: June 5 - 17
Pct 4 Monroe Tp, Madison, Ind

12.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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