Davenport, Fred Moody

Birth Name Davenport, Fred Moody
Gender male
Age at Death 58 years, 8 months, 21 days


1910 Tennessee > Davidson > Civil District 3 > District 87
Note - counted twice in the 1920 census:
Jan 14, 1920 Staying with Oscar Dycus in Dallas, TX
Mar 8, 1920 Tennessee > Franklin > Huntland
1930 Census Newton, Harvey Co., KS 40-16/9/12B says he is painter for "Steam Railway"
1937 City Census Newton lists 6 inhabitants. (Freeman and Erma?)
1949 CIty Census Newton lists 3 inhabitants (Fred, Mary, and Larry)
1950 Census Newton, Harvey Co, KS he is "Car Inspector" for Railroad. Fred M, Mary J, and Lawrence M.
1953 City Census Newton enumerates Fred, Mary, and Lawrence ( 601 S Plum St)

(Note: George & Medie moved to Davidson by 1910. A few doors away is his uncle, "Joe Cephus Davenport")

From Kyle: I was only 1 when Fred and his father George died. Fred was a FreeThinker, but spent an enormous amount of effort and time disproving conventional religion with the bible (I have the journals he kept) Fred was also creative and built things - he had the most amazing garden in Newton, KS. He loved fishing, and I have restored his precious bamboo flyfishing rod.

In 1930 census, occupation listed as "Painter" and industry is "Steam Railway".

Obtained a delayed birth certificate from TN in 1943. S/O Geo Milton Davenport and Almedia Huffines

Fred sang in a male quartet (see clipping from Council Grove Republican 9 Mar, 1931). "The musicians in the Santa Fe shops are becoming quite popular. Among their recent adventures was a trip to Milford, Kansas, where they broadcasted from KFKB. The artists who made the trip from Newton were, male quartet, Fred Davenport..." Maybe this inspired Wilma's singing career!


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1902-11-02 Davidson Co, TN    
Event Note

Date from Mary's letter "Dad's Birthday"

Death 1961-07-23 Newton, Harvey, KS    
Event Note

exact date from funeral service brochure. Moody-Peterson Funeral Home, Newton, KS

Cause Of Death     Emphysema  
Burial   Newton, Harvey, KS Greenwood Cemetery  
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Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Davenport, George Milton1882-07-121961-03-07
Mother Huffines, Almedia J.1870-10-281912-04-28
         Davenport, Fred Moody 1902-11-02 1961-07-23
    Sister     Davenport, Clara Goldnemal 1905-01-21 1987-08-11
    Brother     Davenport, Freeman Shelby 1907-03-01 1960-01-29


Family of Davenport, Fred Moody and Hall, Mary Jane

Married Wife Hall, Mary Jane ( * 1902-06-26 + 1987-05-31 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1924-12-26 Huntland, Franklin Co, TN Marriage of Davenport, Fred Moody and Hall, Mary Jane 1a

Living next door to each other in Franklin Co, TN in 1920!
Note they left Huntland, TN 3 weeks after they were married and arrived in Newton, KS Jan 15, 1925.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Davenport, Wilma Louise1926-09-052001-01-16
Davenport, Lawrence Milton1933-04-252007-08-03

Source References

  1. familysearch.org: Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002,
      • Citation:

        Samuel Hall and Fred Davenport were the bondsmen. Image is available at familysearch.