Seaman Davault

M, b. 22 September 1886, d. 14 October 1891
     Seaman Davault was born on 22 September 1886. He was the son of James Canny Davault and Jane Medley. Seaman Davault died on 14 October 1891 at age 5. He was buried in October 1891 at Scantlin Cemetery, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #86300666.

Shirley DaVault

F, b. 30 November 1911, d. 5 June 1984
     Shirley DaVault was born on 30 November 1911 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS. She was the daughter of Bruce Everett DaVault and Frances Henrietta Vanderpool. Shirley DaVault died on 5 June 1984 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, at age 72. She was buried in June 1984 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #76140684.
Note: Did not marry.

Thomas Davault1

M, b. 1 January 1850, d. 2 September 1929
     Thomas Davault was born on 1 January 1850 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO.1 He was the son of Samuel Harvey Davault and Alvira Foley.1 Thomas Davault married Lucinda Isabelle Blain, daughter of Dr. John Blain and Elizabeth (?), on 5 December 1878. Thomas Davault died on 2 September 1929 at age 79. He was buried in September 1929 at St. James Cemetery, St. James, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #86143031.

Children of Thomas Davault and Lucinda Isabelle Blain

Citations

  1. [S1280] 1850 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 399.
  2. [S1278] 1900 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 880 - 881; FHL #1240880 - 81.

Thomas James Davault

M, b. 1 May 1892, d. 8 September 1968
     Thomas James Davault was also known as "Tom". He was born on 1 May 1892 at Missouri. He was the son of James Canny Davault and Jane Medley. Thomas James Davault lived on 7 June 1900 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO.1 He married M. Frances Cromer, daughter of Joseph H. Cromer and Lucinda J. Renner, on 14 June 1924 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS,

The Pratt Republican, Pratt, Kansas; Thursday, 19 JUN 1924; Page 8; (Newspapers.com):

Pratt Locals

Business has picked up some for Judge Purcell as he married Tom DaVault and Miss Frances Cromer of this city on Saturday....

Thomas James Davault died on 8 September 1968 at age 76. He was buried in September 1968 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #76140617.
Note: According to Newland DeVault's research, there were a total of four adopted children. Per Cathy Cook's research, they were:

i. ROBERT "BOBBIE" DAVAULT, Adopted child.

More About ROBERT "BOBBIE" DAVAULT:
Residence: Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas (1936)


ii. MOLLIE DAVAULT, b. Abt. 1928, Oklahoma, USA; Adopted child; m. WALTER LA BICKE

More About MOLLIE DAVAULT:
Census: 1940 with parents, Prat, Pratt County, Kansas
Family relationship: Walter and Mollie have children.
Occupation: Telephone operator (1947)
Residence: Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas (1935,1936,1940); Denver, Denver County, Colorado (1947)


iii. MILDRED DAVAULT, b. Abt. 1930, Oklahoma, USA; Adopted child; m. __?__ LILE.

More About MILDRED DAVAULT:
Census: 1940 with parents, Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas
Family relationship: a daughter, Sharon Lile
Residence: Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas (1935,1936,1940)


iv. WOODROW DAVAULT, b. 1932; d. 1932; Adopted child.

Notes for WOODROW DAVAULT:

GRAVE MARKER photo
     
     WOODROW
     DaVAULT
      1932

More About WOODROW DAVAULT:
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas.

Citations

  1. [S5702] 1900 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 855; FHL #1240855.

Thomas P. DaVault

M, b. 13 January 1875, d. 23 January 1875
     Thomas P. DaVault was born on 13 January 1875 at Jonesburg, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Abraham DaVault and Medora E. Jones. Thomas P. DaVault died on 23 January 1875 at Jonesburg, Montgomery Co., MO. He was buried in January 1875 at Jonesburg City Cemetery, Jonesburg, Montgomery Co., MO, Findagrave #142388074.

Valentine DaVault

M, b. 8 June 1824, d. 1824
     Valentine DaVault was born on 8 June 1824 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN, Twin of Samuel. He was the son of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Range. Valentine DaVault died in 1824 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN.
Note: Valentine Davault was the ninth child born to Frederick and Margaret Davault. He was a twin of Samuel and died in infancy. The place of burial is not known. It was probably in the private family burial grounds across the road from the Tavern or, possibly, the cemetery of the Presbyterian Church that is nearby.

Valentine Franklin DaVault1

M, b. 27 September 1852, d. 6 March 1925
     Valentine Franklin DaVault was also known as "Volley". He was born on 27 September 1852 at Redbird, Gasconade Co., MO.1,2 He was the son of Samuel Harvey Davault and Alvira Foley.1 Valentine Franklin DaVault married Lucinda Adella Fallis, daughter of Dr. Benjamin Franklin Fallis and Ruth Alice Blain, on 25 April 1877 at Redbird, Gasconade Co., MO. Valentine Franklin DaVault died on 6 March 1925 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, at age 72. He was buried in March 1925 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #27029956.

Children of Valentine Franklin DaVault and Lucinda Adella Fallis

Citations

  1. [S1279] 1860 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 619; FHL #803619.
  2. [S2044] 1900 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 495; FHL #1240495.

Valentine Franklin DaVault

M, b. 2 September 1888, d. 25 July 1954
     Valentine Franklin DaVault was born on 2 September 1888 at Redbird, Gasconade Co., MO.1 He was the son of Valentine Franklin DaVault and Lucinda Adella Fallis. Valentine Franklin DaVault married Lucy Elizabeth Beal. Valentine Franklin DaVault lived on 5 April 1940 at Richland Twp., Pratt Co., KS, farming.2 He died on 25 July 1954 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, at age 65. He was buried in July 1954 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #134156422.

Children of Valentine Franklin DaVault and Lucy Elizabeth Beal

Citations

  1. [S2044] 1900 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 495; FHL #1240495.
  2. [S2050] 1940 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1252.

Walter Albert Davault

M, b. 8 October 1887, d. 18 April 1963
     Walter Albert Davault was also known as "Bert". He was born on 8 October 1887 at Oregon.1 He was the son of Herman Davault and Sarah Warriner. Walter Albert Davault lived on 1 March 1895 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, 1895 Kansas State Census, microfilm roll v115_122, Pratt, p.18, line 13. He lived on 13 June 1900 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS.1 He lived on 15 April 1910 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, drayman in flour mill, boarding with the George Scantlin family.2 He began military service WW I service, France. He married Jennie Ethel Cromer, daughter of Joseph H. Cromer and Lucinda J. Renner, circa 1918.3 Walter Albert Davault lived on 1 March 1925 at 930 South Main Street, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, 1925 Kansas State Census, microfilm roll KS1925_136, line 20. He lived on 9 April 1930 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, lineman, electric power company.3 He lived in 1937 at 428 North St. Francis Avenue, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, per city directory. He married Thelma K. (?). Walter Albert Davault lived between 1951 and 1958 at 1010 East Central Avenue, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, city directories, with wife Thelma. In 1951 his son Dean was listed with Bert and Thelma, shown as being in the U.S. Air Force. He died on 18 April 1963 at Kansas at age 75. He was buried in April 1963, A Findagrave.com memorial, No. 76140603, exists for Bert at Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt County, KS. Althought this would be a logical burial location, as he spent most of his life there, Tracy DeVault visited that cemetery and reported that there is no burial record and no headstone for Bert. DLB 2020.
Note: Bert's location as of the 1920 census is unknown. His wife Jennie was listed living in her parents' household in Pratt County, marital status "M", but Bert was not there. An Albert Devault was listed in 1920 at Chestonia Twp., Antrim County, Michigan, with no further demographic information -- he apparently was absent when the census was taken. That might have been where Bert was living and working at the time. DLB 2020

Newspaper articles:

The Pratt Republican (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 12 January 1905; Page 5; (Newspapers.com):

-- Frank Harper, Sam Dupont and Bert Davault were trying to "beat the blind baggage car" on a trip east last Saturday night. They had to pass a freight train at Taron and the boys were between the two trains when Harper stumbled over a pile of cinders and fell with his legs across the rail where the freight train was moving. Dupont was near enough to jerk him out before the wheels caught him, but it was a narrow escape.


The Pratt Republican (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 27 July 1905; Page 5; (Newspapers.com):

-- Vic Young, Bert Davault and Frank Harper, white, and Andrew Wilson and Fred Horton, colored, were arrested last week for shooting craps without a license under the new game law. The fine and trimmings just amounted to $10 apiece, which three of them paid and the other two were put in the city "cooler"; afterwards the county health officer, Dr. Douthart, ordered them removed from that place and rather than pay the expense of maintaining them in the county jail, they were told to go and sin no more.


The Pratt Union (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 06 February 1908; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

Team Ran Away

Bert Davault's dray team ran away, Monday. It started at the Rock Island and ran south until it struck a tree at home of Dr. Dix. The wagon was badly wrecked.


City News - The Pratt Republican (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 25 June 1908; Page 9; (Newspapers.com):

-- Bert Davault while hauling a load of lath last Saturday was going down hill when the lath rolled down on the seat and knocked him from the seat and down between the horses. The loaded wagon passed over Bert badly bruising him and while he is able to be out he still feels the effects of it.


City News - Pratt Daily Tribune (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 29 June 1916; Page 5; (Newspapers.com):

Bert DaVault is spending his vacation in the harvest fields.


City News - The Pratt Union (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 12 April 1917; Pages 5 & 10; (Newspapers.com):

Bert Davault came home Saturday from Des Moines, Iowa, where he is employed by a telephone company as a lineman. He heard that his father, Herman, was sick but found him up and around and Bert will return to his work in a few days.

Fred Cromer and Bert Davault spent Tuesday afternoon at J. H. Cromers.

[Note: J. H. Cromer was Bert's future father-in-law. - cac]


City News - The Pratt Republican (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 11 October 1917; Page 8; (Newspapers.com):

Bert Davault came home Sunday night from Illinois where he is working. He came in answer to the call from Uncle Sam.


The Pratt Union (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 21 February 1918; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

Called For Service

The following list of our selected men have been called for service and will leave next Tuesday for Camp Funston: ......? ? [ included Bert Davault.


Pratt Daily Tribune (Pratt, Kansas); Tuesday, 26 February 1918; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

PRATT BOYS OFF FOR CAMP FUNSTON TO-DAY

Last Percentage of First Draft Escorted to Train by High School

Cadets and the Home Band

One of childhood's dreams, which is probably the closest to the hearts of most boys, came true for fifteen Pratt young men this afternoon when with all the honors at the command of the citizens, they were escorted to the train by the home town band and the High School Cadet Corps, to start on their journey to Camp Funston. They will go by way of Topeka and arrive at Camp Funston tomorrow, where they will soon be an important part of Uncle Sam's great military system and a force to be reckoned with.

The stores and business houses were closed for an hour in honor of the departure of the draft boys, which forms the last percentage of the first draft called from Pratt county and included fifteen men. A large crowd of citizens were at the station to give the boy's a last word of good cheer and to show them they were leaving behind a loyal army of just plain folks who are mighty proud of the men who are going out to represent the county in the great war.

The men left on Rock Island No. 2, with Richard Abrams in charge. They were: ...... [ included Bert Davault? ?


City News - Pratt Daily Tribune (Pratt, Kansas); Saturday, 06 April 1918; Page 4; (Newspapers.com):

Herman Davault is very Low at the home of his nephew, Claude Davault, in this City. His son, Bert Davault who left in the last draft from Pratt and is stationed at Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., has been sent for.


City News - Pratt Daily Tribune (Pratt, Kansas); Friday, 28 June 1918; Page 4; (Newspapers.com):

Word has been received that Bert Davault has arrived safely in France.


Pratt Daily Tribune (Pratt, Kansas); Friday, 28 June 1918; Page 4; (Newspapers.com):

Miss Jennie Cromer, received a letter this morning from Bert Davault who is in France stating that he had been in the hospital five weeks with the flue and pneumonia but was all right now and would be home almost any day.


City News - The Pratt Republican (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 27 March 1919; Page 5; (Newspapers.com);

Bert Davault returned home last Thursday from overseas service. He was discharged from Camp Funston.


City News - The Pratt Union (Pratt, Kansas); Wednesday, 11 January 1922; Page 7; (Newspapers.com):

Bert Davault left Friday night as mail guard on the Rock Island road. Bert will be all right with a gun and will assist well on a reception committee.

Child of Walter Albert Davault and Jennie Ethel Cromer

Citations

  1. [S2044] 1900 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 495; FHL #1240495.
  2. [S2045] 1910 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 453; FHL #1374466.
  3. [S1840] 1930 Federal Census, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 712; FHL #2340456.

Wilbur Earl DaVault

M, b. 5 February 1916, d. 15 September 1964
     Wilbur Earl DaVault was born on 5 February 1916 at Baldwin City, Douglas Co., KS. He was the son of Jacob Wesley DaVault Jr. and Maude Matilda Snethen. Wilbur Earl DaVault died on 15 September 1964 at age 48.

William Davault1

M, b. 15 June 1844, d. 24 February 1862
     William Davault was born on 15 June 1844 at Sullivan Co. (probably), TN.1 He was the son of Henry Davault and Matilda Weaver.1 William Davault began military service on 21 August 1861 Enlisted, Co. "F", 29th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. He died on 24 February 1862 at Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN, at age 17. Cause of death: Fever contracted during military service. He was buried in 1862 at Cross Cemetery, Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., TN.

Citations

  1. [S1277] 1850 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 897.

William Frederick Davault

M, b. 21 December 1874, d. 19 April 1938
     William Frederick Davault was born on 21 December 1874 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.1 He was the son of Frederick Davault and Margaret Ellen McCleary.
Note:

W. F. Davault accompanied his brother Ed on the Oklahoma Cherokee Strip run. He was too young to claim land for himself but rode on the back of another man's wagon to beat off those trying to catch a ride.

William Frederick Davault married Catherine Beal Benson, daughter of Vinson Benson and Martha S. Allen, on 9 March 1898. William Frederick Davault lived on 29 April 1910 at Nine Mile Prairie, Callaway Co., MO, general farming.1 He lived at Williamsburg, Callaway Co., MO. He died on 19 April 1938 at Fulton, Callaway Co., MO, at age 63

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
W. F. DeVault, 63, farmer SE of Williamsburg was struck by car driven by a Stevens College student on Highway 40, Sat. AM at 11:30 about a mile & 1/2 east of Williamsburg as he was returning home in wagon from selling produce. He was thrown from the wagon and fell between the horses. Team ran away and drug him 60 feet. He suffered a broken back and rib injuries described as serious.

OBITUARY:
W. F. DeVault, born 24, December on a farm on the west edge of New Florence where he grew to young manhood residing with parents until marriage, died in the Callaway County Hospital at the age of 63 years, 3 months and 25 days. After he was married Mr. and Mrs. DeVault resided on a farm near Danville for a short time, but soon moved to the Benson home place - a farm near Williamsburg where the rest of his life was spent. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Williamsburg, the funeral was April 21. He was buried in the Williamsburg Cemetery. He was one of six children, two of whom still live: Emmett C. of Santa Ana, CA and Edward L. of Riverside, CA. Also May Marmaduke, a cousin, now Mrs. Everett Plater of Carbondale, IL, raised as a sister.

OBITUARY #2
Auto Injuries Are Fatal To W. F. Davault, Former Local Resident William Frederick Davault, son of Fred and Ellen McCleary Davault, was born December 24, 1874 on a farm at the west edge of New Florence where he grew to young manhood, residing with his parents until his marriage.
He passed away April 18, 1938 at the Callaway County Hospital in Fulton, Mo. On April 8th, while returning to his home from a trip to Williamsburg, he was run into by an automobile driven by a girl student at Stephen's College and was very seriously injured. He was at once taken to the hospital where every thing was done to relieve his suffering. He tried to be cheerful and patient throughout it all but the nature of the injuries made recovery impossible and death came to relieve him of his suffering Monday afternoon. He had reached the age of 63 years, 3 months and 25 days.

Mr. Davault was one of a family of six children, Emmett C., Charlie, Edward L., Bruce T., and Mary, all of whom with his parents have passed to the Great Beyone, except two brothers, Emmett C., of Santa Ana, Calif., and Edward L. of Riverside, Calif. May Marmaduke, a cousin, now Mrs. Everett Plater of Carbondale, Ill., was reared in the Davault home and was as a sister.

On March 8, 1898 he was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Benson, of near Williamsburg. The young couple resided on a farm near Danville for a short time, but soon moved to the Benson home place, a farm near Williamsburg where the rest of their married life was spent. Two daughters came to bless this union, Martha Ellen, now Mrs. Hugh Crabtree, of Cascade, Idaho, and Katherine, now Mrs. Gordon Niedergerke, of Fulton. Also surviving are two granddaughters, Martha Jo Niedergerke and Katherine Crabtree, two sons-in-law, a number of nephews and nieces and other relatives. His wife passed away April 10, 1936. He was a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father and to his friends, the soul of fellowship.

He was buried in April 1938 at Williamsburg Cemetery, Williamsburg, Callaway Co., MO.

Children of William Frederick Davault and Catherine Beal Benson

Citations

  1. [S5250] 1910 Federal Census, Callaway County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 774; FHL #1374787.

William Gene Davault

M, b. 31 January 1928, d. 18 May 2010
     William Gene Davault was born on 31 January 1928 at Redbird, Gasconade Co., MO. He was the son of Rainey Forrest Davault and Iva Louvonie Gray. William Gene Davault married Cordelia B. Hale, daughter of John W. Hale and Zelma Louise Watkins, on 7 June 1947. William Gene Davault was educated; ; graduate of Bland High School, Bland, MO; ater military service graduated from Molar Barber College, Memphis, TN (1955.) He began military service Korean War service, Navy Air Command, P2V bomber unit out of Whitbey Island, WA, overseas service in Japan. He died on 18 May 2010 at St. James, Phelps Co., MO, at age 82

Obituary -- (http://genealogytrails.com/mo/crawford/Obituaries/Obituaries_D.htm)

Gene Davault - January 31, 1928 to May 18, 2010

Gene Davault was born January 31, 1928 in Redbird, Mo. the son of the late Rainey F. and Iva (Gray) Davault and passed away May 18, 2010 at the St. James Golden Living Center. He was 82 years, three months, 18 days of age.

He attended Bland High School, wore #12 on their basketball team, and graduated in 1946. The team played various high schools and always played in the St. James Tournament, where he met the love of his life, Cordelia Hale. They married June 7, 1947, at the First Baptist Church, St. James; and their love affair lasted nearly 63 years.

Gene worked for Brown Shoe Company and the City of Owensville, Mo. before enlisting in the U.S. Navy, 1951-1954. He was assigned to the Navy Air Command out of Whitbey Island, Washington with a P2V Bomber Unit; spent a year in Japan patrolling Korea. Gene graduated from Molar Barber College, Memphis, TN in 1955. He began barbering at Ft. Leonard Wood; then opened Gene's Barber Shop in Owensville. He gave little ones their first haircut along with a picture at no charge. In 1970 Gene became the first barber the Veteran's Home ever had, retiring after 21 years there.

Locally Gene was known as "The Bike Man". He refurbished used and broken bicycles, making them look new again. He usually had 50 - 60 bicycles to donate to Division of Social Services at Christmas to be given to needy children.? ? His motto was every little boy and girl wants a bike. The St. James Chamber of Commerce honored Gene by presenting him the Youth Plaque of the Year Award. He received a Crystal Plaque from Al West Chrysler that same year for Caring for Missouri's Children.

In 2005 Gene was the recipient of Missouri's Recognition of Military Service at Fort Leonard Wood with Full Military honors.

Gene was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, St. James, where he served as Trustee and Usher and served wherever they lived. Ushering was his favorite as he greeted the people - always with a smile, handshake, and a pat on the back as they entered to worship. In earlier years he helped clean the cabins and campgrounds for the summer youth camps, and even transported youth to and from the camps before buses became a part of the church.

Gene believed strongly in helping his fellowman who was suffering severe health and financial problems with whatever was needed. Everything he did was because he had a personal relationship with his Lord and Master, Jesus Christ.

He and Cordelia were blessed with two sons, Eric and Kevin, four granddaughters and one grandson. Gene is survived by his wife, Cordelia Davault of St. James; Sons Eric Davault of St. James and Kevin Davault of St. Clair, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister-In-Law Bonnie Collier, Desoto, Mo., Peggy Schebaum, Wildwood, Mo, many nieces, nephews, friends, and a special Siamese/Lynx cat, Pretty Girl.

Those preceding him in death were his parents, brother Arthur, sister: Helen (Davault); Brother-in-laws: John Collier, Don Schebaum and Guy Kinsey; father and mother-in-Law, Everett and Zelma Smith.

Services: Gene Davault was in state Thursday May 20, 2010 from 4-8 pm at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.

Funeral Service were conducted 11:00 a.m.Friday May 21, 2010 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James with Jerry Baumann, Bob Knight and Harry Pryor officiating. Vocalist was Stephen Brubaker and Jeanette Ashley at the organ. Pallbearers will be Eric and Kevin Davault, Patrick Davault, Steve Jackson, Glinn Lovins and John L. Watkins and Honorary Pallbearers were: Ken Sego; Ellis Copeland; George Weaver; Lyman Skyles; Ivan Sieber; Bill Bisso; Ralph Marsch; Dan Smith; A.C. Harris; John Staples; David Pierce; Jeffery Weeks; and Bruce Collier. Burial was in the St. James Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorial maybe given to the First Baptist Church of St. James or the Tri-County Humane Society of St. James.

Arrangements was under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.

Note: Gene's sister-in-law, Velva Maxine (Harrison) Davault, was living but was not mentioned in his obituary.

He was buried in May 2010 at Saint James Cemetery, St. James, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #76810371.

William Henry Davault1

M, b. 12 September 1879, d. 24 March 1949
     William Henry Davault was also known as William Henry DeVault per headstone. He was born on 12 September 1879 at Franklin Co., MO.1 He was the son of Roland Davault and Josephine Shuey.1 William Henry Davault married Margaret Elizabeth Kinkead, daughter of Samuel Alexander Kinkead Jr. and Hannah Marie LeFever, on 18 June 1906 at Phelps Co., MO. William Henry Davault lived on 12 January 1920 at St. James, Phelps Co., MO, sawmill operator.2 He died on 24 March 1949 at Farmington, St. Francois Co., MO, at age 69. He was buried in March 1949 at Saint James Cemetery, St. James, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #80077863.

Child of William Henry Davault and Margaret Elizabeth Kinkead

Citations

  1. [S4039] 1880 Federal Census, Franklin County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 686; FHL #1254686.
  2. [S5171] 1920 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 941; FHL #1820941.

William Jacob Davault1

M, b. 16 July 1893, d. 29 July 1955
     William Jacob Davault was also known as "Jake". He was born on 16 July 1893 at Maries Co., MO.1 He was the son of William Robert Davault and Martha Victoria Cox.1 William Jacob Davault married Blanche Isabell Hutchison on 12 December 1917 at Rolla, Phelps Co., MO; license dated 2 DEC 1917, Phelps County. William Jacob Davault died on 29 July 1955 at Cuba, Crawford Co., MO, at age 62. Cause of death: Coronary thrombosis. He was buried in 1955 at Southard Cemetery, Maries Co., MO, Findagrave #63646145.

Children of William Jacob Davault and Blanche Isabell Hutchison

Citations

  1. [S5164] 1900 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 874; FHL #1240874.

William John DaVault1

M, b. 4 September 1919, d. 9 December 2009
     William John DaVault was also known as "Billy John". He was born on 4 September 1919 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS.1 He was the son of Claude Samuel DaVault and Mary Myrtle Sewell.1 William John DaVault married Anna Marie Kleck on 17 August 1941 at St. John, Stafford Co., KS. William John DaVault began military service WW II service, U.S. Navy, Capt., Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star. He lived on 14 April 1950 at Valley Twp., Pratt Co., KS, foreman, building construction company.2 He died on 9 December 2009 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, at age 90

Obituaries:

The Hutchinson News; Hutchinson, Kansas; Thursday, 10 DEC 2009 (Genealogybank.com):

PRATT – Billy John DaVault, age 90, died December 9, 2009 at Pratt Regional Medical Center in Pratt.

He was born September 4, 1919 in Pratt, KS the son of the late Claude & Myrtie (Sewell) DaVault. On August 17, 1941 he married Anna Marie Kleck at St. John, KS. She survives.

Billy was a graduate of Pratt High School. He served as a Captain in the Army with the 5th Armored Division in WWII. Billy was a salesman for International Harvester, sold investments for IDS, sold cars for Howard Moyer Motors and later owned DeLuxe Cleaners. He was a member of VFW, BPOE Elks #1451 and the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Billy is survived by his wife: Anna Marie, a daughter: Annette and husband Jimmy Lee of Pratt, two grandchildren: T.J. Lee of Pratt and Frank and wife Jill Lee of Edmond, OK and one great-grandchild: Taylor Lee.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Cleo DaVault, Buel DaVault and Jack DaVault.

Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt. Funeral service will be Saturday, December 12, at 10:00 a.m. at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt, with Chaplain Fred Pinkerton and Reverend Dan Ferguson presiding. Burial with military honors will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt.

Memorials may be made to Pratt County 4-H Foundation or the Pratt Area Humane Society in care of the mortuary.


The Pratt Tribune, Pratt, Kansas;; Thursday 10 DEC 2009:

Billy John DaVault

Billy John DaVault, age 90, died Dec. 9, 2009, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Pratt, the son of Claude and Myrtie Sewell DaVault.

Billy was a graduate of Pratt High School. He served as a captain in the Army with the 5th Armored Division in World War II. He was a salesman for International Harvester, sold investments for IDS, sold cars for Howard Moyer Motors and later owned DeLuxe Cleaners. He was a member of VFW, BPOE Elks No. 1451 and the Kansas Farm Bureau.

On Aug. 17, 1941, he married Anna Marie Kleck at St. John. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Annette and husband Jimmy Lee of Pratt; two grandchildren, T.J. Lee of Pratt and Frank and wife Jill Lee of Edmond, Okla; and one great-grandchild, Taylor Lee.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Cleo, Buel and Jack DaVault.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Larrison Mortuary with Chaplain Fred Pinkerton and the Rev. Dan Ferguson presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial with military honors will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pratt County 4-H Foundation or the Pratt Area Humane Society in care of the mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt, KS 67124. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.

He was buried in December 2009 at Geenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #45281605.

Citations

  1. [S5687] Microfilm Image, Schedule 1, page 24, Dwelling 190, Family 206, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1925 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1925_118.
  2. [S5688] 1950 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA NAID #43290879, Roll 3838.

William Robert Davault1

M, b. 13 April 1862, d. 4 December 1925
     William Robert Davault was born on 13 April 1862 at Vichy, Maries Co., MO.1,2 He was the son of Jacob Davault and Sarah A. Moore.1 William Robert Davault lived on 27 June 1880 at Johnson Twp., Maries Co., MO, working on his father's farm.2 He married Martha Victoria Cox, daughter of William Henry Cox and Mary Ann Southard, on 27 November 1889 at Phelps Co., MO. William Robert Davault lived on 11 June 1900 at Johnson Twp., Maries Co., MO, farming.3 He married Minnie Glenn on 2 October 1911 at Phelps Co., MO; Minnie was previously married first to Thomas R. Beckham (1871-1893), with only a child which died in infancy, buried in Walsh Cemetery, and second to Marcus Southard (1873-1908) in 1894, with whom she had a daughter, Blanch, who died in infancy, and a son, Albert Frank Southard (1896-1976).

William Robert Davault lived on 26 January 1920 at Johnson Twp., Maries Co., MO, farming.4 He died on 4 December 1925 at Johnson Twp., Maries Co., MO, at age 63 Missouri death certificate #36980.


Obituary -- Saint James Leader-Journal, December 18, 1925

William Robert Davault, better known as W. R. Davault, was born April 13, 1862, in Gasconade County, Missouri. When yet a small boy he moved with his parents to what is known as the Uncle Jake Davault place northwest of Broadway.

On October 27, 1889, he was married to Victoria Cox, and then moved to what is known as the Dora Gates place where he resided the remainder of his life. To this union were born four children: Rainey of Red Bird; Wm. J., of St. Louis; Effie of St. Louis; and Dorsey Davault, all of whom survive him. His wife, Victoria, prededed him in death in 1904, leaving the future of the four children to the care of the loving father, who bore the trial faithfull and reared the children until his second marriage to Mrs. Minnie Southard on Oct. 2, 1912, who from that time shared the trials with him. To this last union two children were born: Clarence, now 12 years of age and Anneta, 7 years of age, both of whom survive him with their dear mother.

Mr. Davault was a strong, robust man all of his life up to February 1925 when he began ailing, but being of a strong constitution he bore the trials with much resolution until death overtook him the 4th day of December, 1925.

His remains were laid to rest by the Modern Woodman Lodge in Southard Cemetery - Dec 6th.

He was buried in December 1925 at Southard Cemetery, Maries Co., MO, Findagrave #32894698. He left a will; WILL OF WILLIAM ROBERT DAVAULT

Last Will and Testament

Know all men by these presents:

That I, W. R. Davault, of the County of Maries, State of Missouri, being of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this, my last will and testament, in manner and form following;

1st I direct my executor, hereinafter named, to pay all my just debts, including funeral expense.

2nd I will and bequeath to my son William Jacob Davault, 40 acres of land, described as follows:? ? The N.W. ¼ of N.E. ¼ Sec. 17, Twp. 37, Range 7, west of 5th P.M. in Maries County, State of Missouri.

3rd I will and bequeath to Dorsey Davault, My son, the sum of one dollar.

4th I will and bequeath to the following named sons and daughters (to share and share alike in the proceeds of sale of 120 acres of land described as follows.? ? The North ½, N.W. ¼, Sec. 21, Twp. 37, Range 7, west of 5th P.M. and the S.W. ¼ of N.W. ¼, Sec. 21, Twp. 37, west of 5th P.M., all in Maries County, State of Missouri).? ? The names of said sons, Rainey Fount Davault II, William Jacob Davault, and Clarance Woodrow Davault.? ? The names of said daughters are Effie Florence Davault and Anita Elnora Davault.

5th It is my will and wish that all the above described lands be and remain in possession of my wife, Minnie Davault, as long as she remains my widow, and with her death.? ? If she marries after my death she is to have no interest in above described land.

6th I will and bequeath to my wife, Minnie Davault, all personal property except enough to pay for a Red Missouri Granite Tombstone, to cost not less than $150.00, which is to be placed at my grave, properly inscribed and to contain the emblems of the Modern Woodman of America.
And last, I hereby constitute and appoint William Jacob Davault, to by the executor of this, my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me made, and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand seal, this the 11th day of April, A.D. 1925.
                         
W. R. Davault

W. E. Licklider.
J. F. Burge.
Witnesses.


Note: Tracy Devault's DNA Research Project:

"In late 2019 I became involved with an investigation that led to the conclusion that William Robert Davault fathered a son by the name of Harry V. Martin. Below I will attempt to explain how the investigation unfolded and how I came to the conclusion that Harry V. Martin's parents were William Robert Davault and Martha Victoria Cox.

The investigation started when I was contacted by Sheridan Marie (Pugh) Lucas. Sheridan was trying to learn more about her step-father's father, Harry V. Martin. Even this brief introduction requires some explaining. Sheridan was raised from birth by Carroll Rodney "Cal" Chacon-Martin-Pugh (1927 - 2008) and Rosemary Pater (1928 - 2019). Late in life Sheridan learned that Carroll Pugh was not her biological father. He was, however, the only father she had ever known.

Carroll Pugh was told by his mother, Jessie Marie (Chacon) Pugh-Eubanks, that his biological father was Harry V. Martin. Jessie also gave Carroll a photo of his father in a military uniform. On the back of the photo was a note, apparently written by Jessie that said, "Corp Serg Harry V. Martin, 15 Co, Fort Mills, Philippines Islands." Sometime after Sheridan's father (Carroll Rodney Pugh, Sr.) passed away, she set out to learn what she could about his biological father, Harry V. Martin. Her investigations were mainly in two areas: 1) She contacted the National Archives to learn what she could about Harry V. Martin from the existing military records, and 2) She had her half-brother, Howard Alan Pugh, a biological son of Carroll, Sr. and Rosemary Pater, submit his DNA to several sites.

I became involved when Sheridan received the results from Howard Pugh's Y-DNA test from the company, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA). I had previously had my Y-DNA analyzed by FTDNA. The results that Sheridan received showed that both Howard and I have almost identical Y-DNA. Sheridan contacted me wanting to know how Howard and I were related.

I suggested to Sheridan that she have Howard's autosomal DNA tested by Ancestry.com. That test revealed a number of things. but, most importantly, it revealed that Howard was a close relative of Aubrey Bruce Davault. Based on the amounts of shared DNA and the approximate birthdate of Harry V. Martin, I deduced that Harry V. Martin was a biological son of William Robert Davault (1862 - 1925).

I first assumed that Harry V. Martin was the issue of an out-of-wedlock relationship, possibly after Martha Victoria (Cox) Davault passed away. However, further analysis of Howard Pugh's Ancestry.com DNA matches showed that Howard was biologically related to a number of people that were descendants of Martha Victoria Cox's parents. These people, all biologically related to Howard Pugh, appeared to have no Davault DNA. Based on the amounts of shared DNA I was led to the conclusion that Harry V. Martin was a son of both William Robert Davault and Martha Victoria Cox. I surmised that Harry may have been adopted out due to Victoria's very ill health.( She died of tuberculosis not long after Harry V. Martin was born.)

Further review of Howard Pugh's Ancestry.com DNA Match List showed several more people that biologically are descendants of William Robert Davault but that had not previously been identified by traditional genealogical research methods. These people include Meg Stengele, half sisters Sue Hoyt and Pat Hee, Craig Erickson and Chris Dance.

For more on this investigation see the notes sections for Maude Amy Charles, Harry V. Martin, Helen Lowe, Zenoba Jettie Thomlinson and Sandra Tollefsrud."

Children of William Robert Davault and Martha Victoria Cox

Children of William Robert Davault and Minnie Glenn

Citations

  1. [S1283] 1870 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 791; FHL #552290.
  2. [S5168] 1880 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 702; FHL #1254702.
  3. [S5164] 1900 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 874; FHL #1240874.
  4. [S5671] 1920 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 931; FHL #1820931.

William Robert Davault

M, b. 7 March 1921, d. 23 October 2003
     William Robert Davault was born on 7 March 1921 at Vichy, Maries Co., MO. He was the son of William Jacob Davault and Blanche Isabell Hutchison. William Robert Davault began military service WW II service, U.S. Army, Cpl., enlisted 7 AUG 1940 at Jefferson Barracks, discharged 7 AUG 1945. He married Shirley Jean Christoffersen on 1 February 1946 at Leavenworth Co., KS. William Robert Davault lived in April 1950 at 4247 Flad Avenue, St. Louis, MO, telephone installer.1 He died on 23 October 2003 at Missouri at age 82

Obituary -- St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri; Sunday, 25 OCT 2003; Page 16 (Newspapers.com):

DAVAULT, WILLIAM ROBERT 'BOB', at home with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003; cherished husband of the late Shirley J. Davault, loving father of Aubrey (Trisha) Davault; special grandpa to Ashley and Megan Davault; dear brother of Kenneth Davault and the late Raymond Davault and dear brother-in-law of Sylvia Davault; our dear uncle, great-uncle, nephew, neighbor and friend to many.

Bob was a long time member of First Baptist Church of St. John and a founding member of Grace Baptist Fellowship of Rolla.

Funeral service at First Baptist Church of St. John, 8665 St. Charles Rock Road (63114) on Monday, Oct. 27 at 11:30 a.m. Interment National Cemetery. Visitation at Shepard Funeral Chapel, 9255 Natural Bridge at I-170, on Sunday, Oct. 26th, 3-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions to Grace Baptist Fellowship (Pine St., Rolla, MO 65401).

He was buried in 2003 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis Co., MO, Findagrave #47168673.

Citations

  1. [S5603] 1950 Federal Census, Saint Louis County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA NAID #43290879, Roll 125.

Davault

M, b. 27 December 1861, d. 27 December 1861
     Davault was born on 27 December 1861 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He died on 27 December 1861 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Henry Davault and Caroline Euphemia Clark.

DaVault

M, b. 1880, d. before 1900
     DaVault was born in 1880 at Macoupin Co., IL. He was the son of Jacob Wesley DaVault and Rebecca Frances Helmick. DaVault died before 1900 died young.

Jane Davenhill

F, b. 6 May 1921, d. 22 March 2001
     Jane Davenhill was born on 6 May 1921 at Lackawanna Co., PA. She was the daughter of Walter W. Davenhill and Frieda Jones.1 Jane Davenhill married Robert Harbaugh Shulenberger, son of Elden Orville Shulenberger and Nellie Catherine Harbaugh, after April 1940. Jane Davenhill died on 22 March 2001 at age 79.

Citations

  1. [S3755] 1930 Federal Census, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2054; FHL #2341788.

Walter W. Davenhill1

M, b. circa 1890
     Walter W. Davenhill was born circa 1890 at Pennsylvania.1 He married Frieda Jones circa 1920.1

Child of Walter W. Davenhill and Frieda Jones

Citations

  1. [S3755] 1930 Federal Census, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2054; FHL #2341788.

Albert Davenport1

M
     Albert Davenport was the son of John Davenport and Elizabeth Virginia Gorrel.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 474.

Alcie E. Davenport

F, b. 11 March 1887, d. 1 April 1987
     Alcie E. Davenport married John Gordon Meadows, son of David Thompson Meadows and Nancy Caroline Cearley. Alcie E. Davenport was born on 11 March 1887 at Union Co., GA. She died on 1 April 1987 at Cherokee, Swain Co., NC, at age 100.

Carmen Sara Davenport

F, b. 27 May 1905, d. 22 December 1993
     Carmen Sara Davenport was born on 27 May 1905 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. She married Charles A. Kuhlemeier in 1931 at Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. Carmen Sara Davenport died on 22 December 1993 at Lovington, Lea Co., NM, at age 88 Obituary (Findagrave.com):


Carmen Sara Davenport was the only daughter of Ruel Edward and Minnie Gertrude Thayer Davenport to survive to adulthood. She had two brothers, one older and one younger.

As a child Carmen lived in Indianapolis and Chicago. When a teenager her family moved back to Indiana. When she was a young adult her family moved to the Detroit area where her father worked for the Border Patrol.

In 1931, Carmen married Charles A. Kuhlemeier in Detroit, Michigan. Carmen and Charles were to have 4 children. Only one of them, a son, survived infancy. Carmen worked as an executive secretary for GM. She was organized, disciplined and fun loving. Her immediate and extended family was extremely important to her. She was always good to help her family providing care, meals, transportation, money or helping in any way they needed her.

After 17 years of marriage, Carmen became a widow when Charles died of throat cancer. Carmen and her son, Charles Ruel Kuhlemeier, and his family remained close throughout her life.

Excerpt from the book A Journey Through Time with the Davenport Family of New York and the Midwest, by Emma Sue Davenport.

She was cremated in December 1993 ashes scattered in Michigan. Findagrave #114539772.

Child of Carmen Sara Davenport and Charles A. Kuhlemeier

Charles Davenport1

M
     Charles Davenport was the son of John Davenport and Elizabeth Virginia Gorrel.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 474.

Fern Davenport

F, b. 12 May 1901
     Fern Davenport was born on 12 May 1901.1 She was the daughter of George Davenport and Grace A. Miller.

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 414.

George Davenport

M, b. 7 August 1874
     Occupation: Railroad conductor. George Davenport was Presbyterian. He lived at Aurora, Kane Co., IL. He was born on 7 August 1874 at Grand Island, Hall Co., NE.1 He was the son of George Davenport and Martha Homer. George Davenport married Grace A. Miller, daughter of Michael Emmert Miller and Elizabeth Welty, on 19 June 1900.1

Children of George Davenport and Grace A. Miller

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 414.

George Davenport

M
     George Davenport married Martha Homer.

Child of George Davenport and Martha Homer

Jeremy P. Davenport

M, d. 2000
     Jeremy P. Davenport was born. He was the son of John A. Davenport. Jeremy P. Davenport died in 2000.