Chas. Davis Jr.

Charles Davis, Jr.

Full Name: Charles Davis, Jr.
Date of birth: July 20, 1877
Date of death: June 12, 1943

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 100 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   El Paso
H 100 Mar 26, 1906 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   El Paso

(1) Democrat - "Davis elected," Palestine Daily Herald, 2/5/1906, p. 3, end of 2nd col., dateline El Paso - Feb. 5. "Charles Davis, Jr., who was accidentally shot on the eve of his nomination by the Democratic party to the legislature, and who is rapidly recovering, was elected by a large majority in a special election." Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
(2) 29th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 3/26/1906, p. 2. Notice of vacancies in the House due to resignations of Hon. W.B. Ware and Hon. A.L. Sharpe and deaths of Hon. J.D. Woods and Hon. Lon A. Hagan; elections and oaths of office of Thos. B. Peareson, Charles Davis, Jr., J.R. Bowman, and W.J. Mathis, sworn 3/26/1906. House Journal.
(3) Charles Davis Jr., in special election 2/2/1906, succeeded Alfred L. Sharpe, resigned after 1st C.S. (4/15/1905 - 5/14/1905). Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biography and photo of Charles Davis, Jr., Mayor of El Paso, PDF p. 5, document p. 3. Representative to the State Legislature in the 32nd and 33rd sessions [sic], in 1909 married Miss Fannie Montgomery. Greater El Paso Yearbook, 1920.

Other Resources

  • "Former Mayor Critically Ill: Charles Davis at Home of Sister," 6/12/1943. Mayor of El Paso 1917-1923, born in Bryan in July, 1877, son of late Charles Davis and Alice Flournoy Wilson Davis. Father also served one term as mayor of El Paso. El Paso Herald Post.
  • Census of 1900 - Charles Davis, Jr., El Paso County, age 23, born July 1877 in Texas, mining engineer, son of Chas Davis (born September 1847 in Arkansas, real estate).
    Census of 1920 - Charles Davis, El Paso, El Paso County, age 42, born circa 1878 in Texas, Mayor of El Paso, spouse, Fannie M., daughter Frances L. FamilySearch. 1900 1900 1920
  • Charles Davis, birth date 7/20/1877 in Bryan, death date 6/12/1943 in El Paso, parents Charles Davis and Alice Wilson, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of father, Captain Charles Davis, Volume I, pp. 377-378. "Captain Davis was married to Miss Alice Wilson, a daughter of Colonel T. D. Wilson of this state, but her death occurred in El Paso county early in 1882. There were three children of that marriage: Charles Davis, Jr., James Lamar Davis and Miss Alice Davis." A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas, 1906.


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Committee Information top

30th R.S. - 1907
Banks and Banking  
Mines and Mining  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Stock and Stock Raising  
29th R.S. - 1905
Federal Relations  
Mines and Mining  
Municipal Corporations  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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