James Kitle Davis

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Personal and Family Information

James was born on 18 OCT 1935 in Augusta, Woodruff County, Arkansas, the son of Sanford Kitle Davis and Mary Anne Gravenmier.

He died on 24 JUN 1976 in Jackson, Mississippi.

His wife was Betty Jo Culbertson, who he married on 24 DEC 1955 in First Baptist Church, Augusta, Arkansas. Their three known children were Robert Kitle (1957-2009), Jerry Clyde (1961-2006) and Thomas Floyd (1962-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

James Kitle Davis
(1935-1976)

 

Sanford Kitle Davis
(1915-1996)

 

Sanford Kitle Davis
(1880-1971)

 

Robert Milford Davis
(1842-1918)

 
   

Mary Elizabeth Cash
(1844-1921)

 
   

Vivian Valeria Drennan
(1891-1969)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Mary Anne Gravenmier
(1912-1969)

 

Melvin Walter Gravenmier
(1882-1963)

 

Harmon Gravenmier
(1849-1890)

 
   

Susannah Ellis
(c1843-c1919)

 
   

Edith Ellen Franks
(1894-1960)

 

John H Franks
(1864-?)

 
   

Mary I Fulkerson
(1867-<1930)

 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth18 OCT 1935
Place: Augusta, Woodruff County, Arkansas
Death24 JUN 1976
Place: Jackson, Mississippi
Age: 40y 8m 8d
Census9 APR 1940
Place: Augusta, Arkansas
Age: 4 born Ark
Address: dwelling 188 with parents and brother
Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
Source: Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
Authors: US Federal Census
Date: APR 1940

BurialJUN 1976
Place: Augusta, Arkansas
Address: N35° 17.438' W 091° 21.661' Augusta Memorial Park Cemetery just north of his mother Mary Anne Section H http://www.arkansasgravestones.org/view.php?id=380574
See Note 1

Attributes

AttributeDateDescriptionDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Education1953Graduated Laura Conner High School, Augusta
Place: Augusta, Arkansas
Address: Laura Conner High School
See Note 2
OccupationVeterian Supply
Place: Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Address: sales rep for a veterain supply traveled several states making sales calls
See Note 3

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Notes

Note 1

gravestone inscribed "Home is the Hunter"

Note 2

class mates include Frank Hendricks, Johnny Matlock, & Billy Ray Smith,

Johnny Matlock was best man in Jimmy & Jo's wedding, hunted with Jim a lot in high school.

He did attend one year, maybe just one semester at U of A in Fayetteville and played drums in the marching band.

Note 3

I worked in Bunkie La in the summer of 1968, before my last semester at Uof A. Jimmy called that he was going to be in area and then came by and ate supper with me one night. We had a wonderful time visting and telling stories, but it was the only time he ever ate my cooking. I tried to fry chicken and didn't do well at all. He ate it with me, but next time he came thru town, we ate at a restrauant.

At some point, Jimmy and Jo moved to Jackson Mississippi. there he worked for Mississippi Highway Dept. The only time we talked about his work, he told me that his primary job was leading a crew that located and moved graves when State Highways were expanded or rerouted.

Sources

  1. Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
    Source: Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
    Authors: US Federal Census
    Date: APR 1940