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Name George Davis
Gender Male
Birth[1][5] 14 Jul 1882 Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Census[2] 5 Apr 1891 Luton, Bedfordshire, England32 St Ann's Road
Census[3] 31 Mar 1901 Luton, Bedfordshire, England38 Harcourt Street
Marriage 1905 Luton, Bedfordshire, Englandto Ada Lavinia Moss
Census[4] 2 Apr 1911 Luton, Bedfordshire, England76 Park Road West
Census[5] 29 Sep 1939 Luton, Bedfordshire, England76 Strathmore Avenue
Death[6] 1968 Luton, Bedfordshire, England

George Davis was born on 14th July 1882 at Luton in Bedfordshire, son of a straw hat sewer called Jane Davis, formerly Frost, and her husband George Davis, a farm labourer. Young George appears in the 1891 census living with his parents and siblings at 32 St Ann's Road in Luton. By 1901 they had moved to 38 Harcourt Street and George was working as a brass foundry trimmer.

In 1905, aged 23, George married Ada Lavinia Moss. They had a son, Harold, in 1907, but he died when he was only one year old in 1908.

The 1911 census finds George and Ada living at 76 Park Road West. They had an adopted child called Charles Francis Morris living with them. George's older sister Emily was also living with them on census night. Park Road West was later renamed Strathmore Avenue, presumably to distinguish it from the very similarly named Park Street West nearby.

George and Ada went on to have another son, William Arthur, in 1913, and a daughter, Irene Dorothy, in 1920. Their son William died in 1933, aged nineteen.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, George, Ada and their daughter Irene were living at 76 Strathmore Avenue.

Ada died in 1960, aged 78. George continued living at 76 Strathmore Avenue after her death. He died in 1968, aged 85.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    b. George DAVIS, September Quarter 1882, Luton Registration District, Volume 3b, page 419, mother's maiden name Frost

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1891 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG12; Piece 1273; Folio 23; Page 4, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: 32 St Ann's Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
    George Davis, head, married, male, 43 [1847/8], Farm Labourer, employed, b. Flamstead, Hertfordshire
    Jane Davis, wife, married, female, 45 [1845/6], Straw Hat Sewer, employed, b. Markyate, Hertfordshire
    Emily Davis, daughter, single, female, 19 [1871/2], Straw Hat Sewer, employed, b. Redbourn, Hertfordshire
    Lizzie Davis, daughter, female, 11 [1879/80], Scholar, b. Slip End, Hertfordshire
    George Davis, son, male, 8 [1882/3], Scholar, b. Luton
    Jenny Davis, daughter, female, 6 [1884/5], Scholar, b. Luton
    Harry B. Davis, son, male, 4 [1886/7], Scholar, b. Luton
    Frederick Frost, visitor, married, male, 24 [1866/7], Goods porter, employed, b. Redbourn, Hertfordshire
    Emlyn Longsdale Frost, visitor, married, female, 25 [1865/6], Straw Hat Sewer, employed, b. Dunstable, Bedfordshire
    Hedley Frederick Frost, visitor, male, 2 [1888/9], b. Luton
    Arthur Aleck Frost, visitor, male, 1 [1889/90], b. Luton
    Henry Cloke, lodger, male, 29 [1861/2], Labourer, neither employer nor employed, b. Sittingbourne, Kent
    Mary Cloke, wife, married, female, 22 [1868/9], Machinist Straw Hat, employed, b. Flamstead, Hertfordshire

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1901 Census Schedules: also for the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG13; Piece 1516; Folio 54; Page 24, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: 38 Harcourt Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
    George Davis, head, married, male, 54 [1846/7], Farm Labourer, worker, b. Flamstead, Hertfordshire
    Jane Davis, wife, married, female, 55 [1845/6], b. Markyate, Hertfordshire
    Lizzie Davis, daughter, single, female, 20 [1880/1], Straw Hat Finisher, worker, b. Slip End, Bedfordshire
    George Davis, son, single, male, 18 [1882/3], Brass Foundry Trimmer, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Jennie Davis, daughter, single, female, 17 [1883/4], [obscured] Assistant, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Harry Davis, son, single, male, 14 [1886/7], Fish Frier, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Fred Brown, boarder, single, male, 40 [1860/1], Upholsterer, worker, b. London

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1911 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG14; Piece 8995; Schedule 433, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: 76 Park Road West, Luton, Bedfordshire
    4 rooms occupied
    George Davis, head, male, 28 [1882/3], married, Brass Trimmer - Engineers, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Ada Davis, wife, female, 29 [1881/2], married 5 years, 1 child born to marriage, 0 children still living, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Emely Davis, sister, female, 38 [1872/3], single, Finisher Straw Hat - Manufacturer, worker, b. Redbourn, Hertfordshire
    Charles Francis Morris, adopted child, male, 2 [1908/9], b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  5. 5.0 5.1 General Register Office. 1939 Register
    Luton Municipal Borough, 29 Sep 1939.

    Address: 76 Strathmore Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire
    Davis, George / male / b. 14 Jul 1882 / married / Fettler (Non-Ferrous)(General Engineer)
    Davis, Ada L. [later hand crossed out "Ada L." and put "Lavinia"] / female / b. 19 Mar 1882 / married / Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Davis [later hand crossed out and put "Noake"], Irene D. / female / b. 27 Feb 1920 / single / Confectioners Chocolate Hand Dipper

  6. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    d. George DAVIS, June Quarter 1968, Luton Registration District, Volume 4a, page 110, aged 85 [1882/3]