Davenport, Jane A

Birth Name Davenport, Jane A
Gender female
Age at Death 60 years, 4 months, 12 days


obit from Infoweb Newsbank -
"Deceased Name: San Francisco, CA JANSEN, Jane Davenport
May 13, 2000 after a brief illness. Formerly of Lookout Mountain, TN. Mrs. Jansen was the founder of Quarryhill Botanical Garden, where she became nationally known for overseeing the conservation and preservation of plant life collected in Asia. She was past president of Edgewood Children's Home, San Francisco, CA, a member of the Auxiliary Board for San Francisco General Hospital, and a board member of Friends for National Arboretum, Washington, DC, Mrs. Jansen was a member-at-large of the Garden Club of America. Mrs. Jansen was preceded in death by her parents, Randolph B. Davenport, Jr., and Mary McGee Davenport brothers, Robert M. Davenport, Gordon L. Davenport, all of Lookout Mountain, TN. Survived by husband, William Jansen, brother, R.B. Davenport, III, Lookout Mountain, TN sister, Mary Davenport, Nashville, TN. A family memorial services will be held

Wednesday, May 17, 2000, in Quarryhill Botanical Garden, San Francisco, CA. Donations may be made to a favorite charity. WANN FUNERAL HOME, 423-821-7551."

Memorial -


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1940-01-01 Chattanooga, TN    
Event Note

no SSDI record, but USPRI has birthdate of "Jane Davenport Jansen" as Jan 1 1940

Death 2000-05-13 San Francisco, CA    
Event Note

SSDI last residence is San Leandro, Alameda, California


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Davenport, Rodolphus Blevins Jr1906-06-191943-08-27
Mother McGee, Mary Kee1864
    Brother     Davenport, Rodolphus Blevins III 1928-11-06 2011-07-26
    Brother     Davenport, Robert McGee about 1932
    Brother     Davenport, Gordon Lee 1933-11-11 1998-02-13
         Davenport, Jane A 1940-01-01 2000-05-13
    Sister     Davenport, [Living]