Alice Wilma Davis
Notes: This gets complicated… Louville Campbell Pine, the mother of Wilma, married  her first cousin William Davis after her first husband William Townsend Pine committed suicide at Medford, OR. Most family records report that Wilma was born at St. Helens (Houlton) but her older half brother Ed Pine flatly stated that the Pine – Davis family was in Southern OR at the time and Alice Wilma Davis was born at/near Grants Pass, Josephine county, OR.
My Dad went to Southern Oregon and brought Louville and the kids back to stay with them when whatever took place with Davis ended… Alice Stamp Abbot, daughter of Gertrude Campbell (sister to Louville) who married Phillip Sagar Stamp.
Louville Campbell Pine married Bill Davis who went to Gold Hill, Jackson county, OR, where Aunt Wilma was born. She returned to Portland and caught the Iralda to St. Helens… Peg Notes
“Crawfish” Bill Davis fished on the Columbia and sold crawfish in St. Helens… Peg Notes
The 1900 Federal Census for Union Precinct, Columbia county, OR enumerates 7 June 1900 at House number 99:
Louville Davis, head of house, white, female, Apr, 1863, age 37, married, 4 years, 4/4 children, birthplace Minnesota…. (film too thin to read);
Willma Davis, daughter, white, female , Feb 1897, age 3, single, born Oregon, father born Nevada, mother born Minnesota;
Elmer E. Davis, son, white, male, Dec 1898*, age 1, single, born Oregon, father born Nevada, mother born Minnesota.;
Edwin Pine, son, white, male, Dec 1887, 12, single, born Oregon, father born Wisconsin, mother born Minnesota;
Violet C. Pine, daughter, white, female, April 1890, age 10, born Oregon, father born Wisconsin, mother born Minnesota.
The 1910 Federal census for Houlton Town, Columbia county, Oregon taken 19 April 1910 at household 73:
Jacob A. Campbell, head, m, w, 71, m1, 49, NJ, NJ, NJ;
Rachel, wife, f, w, 66, m1, 49, 4/4, Can English, New York, Can (English);
Gysburtus Walther, son-in-law, m, w, 41, m2, 8, Hol Dutch, Hol Dutch, Hol Dutch, year of immigration 1900, na, laborer, road;
Louville, daughter, f, w, 47, m3, 8, 6/6, Minnesota, New Jersey, Can English;
Pine, Edwin C., grandson, m, w, 22, S Oregon, Wisconsin, Minnesota, laborer, Stave Factory;
Violet C. Pine, granddaughter, f, w, 20 m1, 3/12, 3/2, Oregon, Wisconsin, Minnesota;
Alice W. Davis, granddaughter, f, w, 13, s, Oregon, Nevada, Minnesota;
Elmer E. Davis, grandson, m w, 11, S, Oregon Nevada, Minnesota;
Gysbirtus Walther, grandson m, w, 8, s, Oregon, Holland, Minnesota.;
Frederick L. Walther, grandson, m, w, 6, s, Oregon, Holland, Minnesota.
2. William Davis, b. 1862, Ruby City, Nevada son of William Davis and Elizabeth Root. Note: William Davis is enumerated on the 1880 Census for Columbia county, OR. age 18. born in Nevada, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Canada. Oddly, he is listed as a boarder but he is living with John Downing and Elizabeth Root Davis Downing. According to family tradition Elizabeth is his mother.
1880 Rainier Precinct
John Downing 39 NY Ir Ca
Elizabeth 38 Ca NY Ca
John Jr. son 10 NV NY Ca
Irene dau 8 NV NY Ca
Margaret dau 6 NV NY Ca
Robert son 4 OR NY Ca
Minnie dau 1 OR NY Ca
Notes: The Root family was in Iowa until 1856 when they moved to Colorado City… Looking at the age of William Davis and then the Downing children Elizabeth should be in Nevada during 1870 …ldr
3. Louville Campbell Pine
Notes: Louville married first William Townsend Pine who was born in Wisconsin… she was born in Minnesota…
Children of Louville Campbell Pine and William Davis:
ii. Elmer Elsworth Davis b. December 18, 1899 Houlton, Columbia county, OR; d. 27 Mar 1978 South Bend, Pacific county, WA m1. 1920 Edna Samples (div) m2. 8 June 1938 Marilyn Jones, Vancouver, Clark county, WA
Children of Elmer Elsworth Davis and Edna Samples:
ii. Lucille Blanch Davis b. 15 Jun 1924 Coos Bay, OR married Victor Klouse 1942; married second Joe Blundell 1958.
Children of Elmer Elsworth Davis and Marilyn Jones:
i. Arlen William Davis b. 6 June 1939 South Bend, WA
ii. LeRoy Walter Davis, b. 16 August 1942 Canby, OR
iii. Marilyn Mae Davis, b. 19 Dec 1946
iv. Cleo Eileen Davis, b. 27 Oct 1949, South Bend, WA
Marilyn M. Davis
Marilyn Mae Davis, 44, of Long Beach, died March 26, 1991, in Long Beach.
She was born Dec. 19, 1946, in Raymond, WA, and attended Rainier School in Buckley, WA. She lived in Buckley from 1957 until she came to Long Beach in 1974. She had resided at New Seaera Convalescent Home since then.
She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Davis. She is survived by her mother, Marilyn O. (Jones) Davis of Port Angeles, WA; and a brother, Roy Davis in California.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Penttila’s Chapel by the Sea, Long Beach, with the Rev. Dean Mead officiating. Interment will be at Bay Center Cemetery in Bay Center, Wash.
4. William Davis Sr.[?] b. WI; he dropped out probably in Ruby City, NV circa 1862… since William Davis Jr. [?] was born in NV 1862…
5. Elizabeth Root; b. in Canada, 1842… in Michigan 1850, Wisconsin in 1860… Colorado…? Nevada by 1862… maybe she married William Davis Sr. in WI and they went to Ruby City…
Notes: One of those treasured family traditions was that William Davis died in Salt Lake City and the Mormons wanted Elizabeth to marry a Mormon… she hid with her baby in the false bottom of a wagon and escaped… the Mormons were said to have followed the wagon for a good distance until they were satisfied she wasn’t on board. What doesn’t match the story is that William Davis was born in Nevada… 1862. Unless there was another baby…