CHARLES NATHAN “CHARLIE” DAVIS
by Bob Babcock
THIRD GENERATION, THIRD CHILD OF SARAH AND NATHAN DAVIS
|BIRTH:||01 Oct 1862 - Caledonia, Waupaca, WI|
|DEATH:||09 Dec 1937 - New London, Waupaca, WI|
|BURIAL:||12 Dec 1937 - Floral Hill Cem, New London, WI|
|BIRTH:||06 May 1869 - Wisconsin, USA|
|DEATH:||1 Apr 1947 - Waupaca County, WI, USA|
|BURIAL:||1947 - New London, Waupaca, WI|
Bell, as Isabelle was known, had a brother and three sisters. Charlie and Bell’s daughter, Dee, was named after Bell’s sister Lodema. When Lodema was widowed with two children she married Allen Babcock. Lodema was the mother and Allen Babcock was the adoptive father of Marion Benedict Babcock seen in the photograph with Dee.
After they were married, Charlie and Bell lived in Mukwa, section 28. Their third child, Ferne, was recorded in the 1900 Census but died the next year. By 1930 they moved to Northport, residence G with their second child, Dema “Dee” Davis, who never married. Dee raised chickens and I remember waking up to her rooster crowing.
Their first child, Eva, married George Wendtland. See the Davis connection page. Eva and George had two children, Irene and Ferne. Irene married John Polaski and Fern married Harry Ferg. Those mentioned appear in the picture gallery. We have not identified any of Charlie’s descendants with a DNA match.