Davenport, George Montraville 1a

Birth Name Davenport, George Montraville
Gender male
Age at Death 78 years, 9 months, 17 days


Not to be confused with Methodist Rev. George Milton Davenport born 1882 in Jackson County, TN!

Also served as minister to Trinity Methodist University 1953-1958

Different death date here -
Name: Davenport, George Montraville
Birth - Death: 1888-1966
Source Citation: The Encyclopedia of World Methodism. Two volumes. Edited by Nolan B. Harmon. Nashville, TN: United Methodist Publishing House, 1974. (EncWM)

Rev George Montraville Davenport served at Huntsville Methodist Church 1922 to 1926 -
a county away from my gggf, the Rev George Milton Davenport who lived in Huntland, TN at the time. The 2 Georges were 3rd cousins.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1888-07-23 Valley Head, De Kalb, AL   2a
Death 1967-05-09 Birmingham, Jefferson, AL    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Davenport, Cicero C1844-05-171932-08-16
Mother Rudolph, Helen Elizabeth1855-10-061919-04-05
    Brother     Davenport, Orville Paine 1873-11-18 1921-11-17
    Brother     Davenport, Rodolphus D 1875-03-22 1904-11-22
    Sister     Davenport, Margaret Evelyn 1884-11-29 1962
         Davenport, George Montraville 1888-07-23 1967-05-09
    Brother     Davenport, Harry R 1891-08-19 1965-11-28
    Sister     Davenport, Ida 1893-02-11 1970-03-29
    Brother     Davenport, Charles H 1895-09-13 1956-10-17
    Sister     Davenport, Minnie Laura 1902-08-04 1904-03-02


Family of Davenport, George Montraville and McCoy, Sarah Andrews

Married Wife McCoy, Sarah Andrews ( * 1887-09-09 + 1966-10-06 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1911-09-05      

had 5 children, but 1 died as a child.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Davenport, [Living]
Davenport, [Living]
Davenport, [Living]
Davenport, George Montraville Jr1913-06-242006-11-09
Davenport, James McCoy1915-12-041985-07-25

Source References

  1. Elizabeth S. Howard: "Who Was Who in DeKalb County"
      • Page: III/26-27
      • Source text:

        "DAVENPORT, Reverend George Montraville
        Born July 23, 1888 at Valley Head. Died May 9, 1967 in Birmingham.
        Father: Cicero Davenport. Mother: Helen Elizabeth Davenport. Married
        Sarah Andrews McCoy September 5, 1911. Children: Annie Helen (Guthrie),
        George Montravelle, Jr., James McCoy, Sarah (Cale), and Jean. The Rev.
        Davenport attended DeKalb County schools, Birmingham College, and Boston
        University. An outstanding high school student, with a special interest
        in mailitary affairs, he received an appointment to West Point. However,
        he declined the opportunity in order to become a Methodist minister. In
        college he excelled both in academic and athletic attainment. His
        interest in football lasted throughout his livetime. He was admitted to
        the North Alabama Conference in 1911 and was appointed to Cordova. His
        other appointments include that of camp pastor at Camp McClellan during
        World War I. He was district superintendent three times: During the
        1930s, he served in the Tuscaloosa District (where he had four children
        in the University of Alabama at the same ); during the 1940's he served
        the Birmingham District; during the 1950's he was DS for the Bessemer
        District. He retired in 1959, after having served his church in many
        capacities, including serving as a delegate to many national and
        world-wide conferences. During his 48 years as an active minister, he
        was known for his great work for the causes of missions and church
        extension. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from
        Birmingham-Southern, Athens College, and Bob Jones College."

  2. The Generations Network, inc, Provo, UT: Social Security Death Index
      • Page: State (Year) SSN issued: Alabama (1954 )