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Emmitt Clark DAVIS
Husband:  Emmitt Clark DAVIS
Birth:  28 Mar 1890, Cleburne Co., AR
Death:  7 Dec 1974, Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA
Disposition:  buried Arvin Cemetery, Arvin, Kern Co., CA
Occupation:  carpenter for Tehachapi Lumber Co., Tehachapi, Kern Co., CA
Father:  John Clark DAVIS
Mother:  Lockey L. OWEN
Marriage:  16 Jul 1911, Cleburne Co., AR
Wife:  Mary Lou HALBERT
Birth:  11 Nov 1894, TN
Death:  26 Nov 1979, Kern Co., CA
Disposition:  buried Arvin Cemetery, Arvin, Kern Co., CA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  James Webster HALBERT, b. 1861/2, TN
Mother:  Lillian Katherine "Lillie" HARDEN b. 1869/70, TN
Children — born in AR:
1.  Maxine DAVIS, b. 1912/3; m. Mr. KLASE of Oakhurst, Madera Co., CA
2.  James Emmitt DAVIS, b. 1913/4 or 1915; of Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA
3.  Louise DAVIS, b. Nov 1916; m. Mr. McCULLOUGH of Fresno, Fresno Co., CA
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Arkansas, California, Oklahoma, Tennessee


1.  Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 (online at familysearch.org):
Name: E C Davis
Event: Marriage
Event Date: 16 Jul 1911
Event Place: Cleburne, Arkansas, United States
Age | Est. Birth Year: 21 | 1890
Residence: Heber Springs, Cleburne, Arkansas
Spouse: Mary L Halbert
Spouse's Age | Est. Birth Year: 16 | 1895
Spouse's Residence: Heber Springs, Cleburne, Arkansas
Marriage License Date: 15 Jul 1911
Page: 68
Digital Folder | Source Film: 004326283 | 1033448

2.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Emmet C. CLARK (æ 9, b. Mar 1891, AR) is living in South Sugar Loaf Twp., Cleburne Co., AR, with his widowed mother (q.v.).  Mary L. HALBERT is living in Telico Twp., St. Francis Co., AR (p. 342A), with her parents, James W. HALBERT (æ 38, b. Mar 1862, TN) & Lillie K. (æ 30, b. Apr 1870, TN), plus siblings and a boarder.

3.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Clark DAVIS (æ 20, b. AR) is living in Heber Twp., Cleburne Co., AR, with his widowed mother (q.v.).  They are listed three households from Clark's future wife, Mary L. HALBERT (æ 15, b. TN), and her parents, James W. HALBERT (æ 48, b. TN) & Lillie K. (æ 40, TN), et al.

4.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #36 of 41):  Colt Town, Telico Twp., St. Francis Co., AR, Roll T625_80, p. 284B, SN 18B, SD 1st, ED 228, enumerated 6/7 Feb 1920, 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).
2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
Fm 380 386 Davis Clarke Head R M W 27 M   Y Y AR MO TN Y Farmer General Farm OA 341
      _____ Mary Wife   F W 23 M   Y Y TN TN TN Y None      
      _____ Maxine Dau   F W  7 S Y     AR AR TN   None      
      _____ James Son   M W  6 S       AR AR TN   None      
      _____ Louise Dau   F W 3 1/12 S       AR AR TN   None      

5.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27 of 31):  Richland Twp., Tillman Co., OK, Roll 1932, p. 232A, SN 14A, ED 71-26, SD 8, enumerated 24 Apr 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).
3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
302 303 Davis Clark E Head R Y M W 40 M 21 N Y AR MO KY Y Farmer General Farm O Y N 208
    _____ Mary L Wife     F W 35 M 16 N Y TN TN TN Y None          
    _____ B Maxine Dau     F W 17 S   Y Y AR AR TN Y None          
    _____ James E Son     M W 14 S   Y Y AR AR TN Y None          
    _____ L Louise Dau     F W 12 S   Y Y AR AR TN Y None          

6.  CADI:  California Death Index, 1940-1997 (online at RootsWeb.com):
Middle Birth Date Mother
Sex Birth
Death Place
Death Date SSN Age Post-em
DAVIS Emmitt C 03/28/1890     M AR Kern 12/07/1974 444-09-1976 84 No
DAVIS Mary Lou 11/11/1894     F TN Kern 11/26/1979 444-09-1976 85 No

7.  Arvin Cemetery, Kern Co., CA (online at Find-a-Grave):
1890 - 1974
1894 - 1979

8.  Anon.  Monday, 9 Dec 1974.  "Kern County Obituary Notices."  The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, CA, p. 30 (online at www.archive.com; this image was of poor quality and hard to read):
DAVIS, EMMITT CLARK — Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hopson's Lamont Mortuary Chapel for Emmitt Clark Davis, 84, 8317 Gale Maria, Lamont, who died Dec. 7 in Bakersfield.  Mr. Jack Steward of the Church of Christ of Lamont will officiate and interment will follow at Arvin Lamont Cemetery.  Mr. Davis was a native of Arkansas.  He lived in California 37 years, 11 of these in Lamont.  Mr. Davis was a carpenter for 25 years, last working for the Tehachapi Lumber Company before his retirement.  He is survied by the widow Mary Lou Davis, a son, James E. Davis of Long Beach; 2 daughters, Maxine Klase of Oakhurst, and Louise McCullough of Fresno; 5 grandchildren and 9 greatgrandchildren.  Pallbearers will be Jake McGee, Otis Harp, John Brown, L??? Rippley, Dale Harp, and Johnie Smith.  Hopson's Lamont Mortuary.

9.  World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.  Microfilm Series M1509 (4277 rolls), NARA, Washington, DC (card images and index online at Ancestry.com):
Microfilm Roll: 1530576
1 Name in full | Age in yrs: Clark Davis | 27
2 Home Address: R#1 Forrest City Ark
3 Date of Birth: Mar 28 1890
4 Are you (1) a natural born citizen… Natural Born
5 Where were you born: Heber Sprigs (sic) Ark US
6 If not a citizen, of what country…  
7 What is your present trade, occupation… Farming
8 By whom employed:  
Where employed: Forrest City Ark R#1
9 Have you [dependents]?: Wife & 2 children
10 Married or Single | Race: Married | Caucasian
11 What military service have you had? None
12 Do you claim exemption from draft? No 
Signature: Clark Davis
1 Height | Build: Med. | Med.
2 Color of Eyes | Color of Hair | Bald: Gray | Black | No
3 Physically Disabled: No
Date of Registration: June 5, 1917
Local Board St. Francis County, Ark.

10.  Email from descendant, including an image of the "Births" page from what appears to be the family bible of John Clark DAVIS, our subject's father.

11.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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