Theodocia Birdie Davis

Theodocia Birdie Davis

Female 1884 - 1981  (96 years)

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  • Name Theodocia Birdie Davis 
    Born 14 Jun 1884  Battle Mountain, Lander, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Mar 1981 
    Notes 

    • 1900 U.S. Census - Idaho 1900 U.S. Census • Idaho • Fremont • All Townships • ED# 54
      264, 264, Davis, Walter, Head, W, M, May 1841, 59, M, 24, England, England, England
      Davis, Theodocia W., Wife, W, F, M, May 1851. 49, M, Utah, Illinois, New York
      Davis, Ina N., Daughter, W, F, Oct 1882, 17, S, Nevada, England, Utah
      Davis, Theodocia B. Daughter, W, F, June 1884, 15, S, Nevada, England, Utah
      Davis, Walker, W., Son, W. M. Dec 1888, 11, S, Nevada, England, Utah
      Davis, Lesslie A., Son, W, M, Jan 1895, 5, S, Nevada, England, Utah
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Donald B. Gilchrist [mailto:dbgilchrist@juno.com ]
      Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 8:42 AM
      To: drwalker@walkerfamily.org
      Subject: More research on the Seclks and questions
      David,
      I appreciate your brief answer to my initial inquiry. Since then I have
      been back to the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake and used their
      Internet Connection to the www.ancestry.com <http://www.ancestry.com> web page. I was thankful to
      see that you have recently posted additonal information on Beulah May
      Selck, Viola Birdie Selck and Theodocia Birdie Davis. I am going to
      quote from my personal journal indicating the information I was able to
      download off of your Ancestry World Tree Project site as will as the
      further research I have done on this family. You will notice that I
      still have some questions. Please send whatever you or your relatives
      have. The quoted material and questions follow:
      "At the Family History Library I used the Internet on www.ancestor.com <http://www.ancestor.com>
      in order to search for material on the deaths of Beulah May Selck and Viola Birdie Selck. The main thing I found was from the Ancestry World Tree Project on which David R. Walker had placed information on both of them, as well as upon Theodocia Birdie Davis Selck and Henry Ernest
      Selck. I found that Viola Birdie Selck who was born on 5 Oct 1905 in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho (which fact I already knew from the Lewisville Ward Membership Records) had died on 22 Jan 2000 with no
      mention of where she was buried; that she had married Arthur Hall ( b. 5 Oct 1902 in Bantam, Litchfield, Connecticut) on 1 Sep 1935 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California and that they had no children. I found that Arthur Hall died 12 May 1980 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
      and was buried in Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California. Beulah May Selck, according to this source, was “born 5 Jun 1908 in Fort Hall, Bingham, Idaho and died Nov 1981 as an unmarried woman, being buried in Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California.” The Social Security Death Index indicated that her “last residence had been in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; that she had been issued her Social Security Card in California “before 1951" and that her card number was 564-14-1519.” I
      then checked on this Walker source for the information on the mother of these two girls, i.e., of Theodocia Birdie Davis, which confirmed the fact that she had been born 17 Jun 1884 in Battle Mountain, Lander, Nevada and then died on 14 Mar 1981 in Hollywood, Los Angeles,
      California, with a burial in Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California. It gave the name of the parents of Theodocia Birdie Davis as being Elijah Walter Oxenbold Davis (b. 26 May 1841 in Aston, Warwickshire,England) and Theodocia Fanny Walker (b. 8 May 1851 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake,
      Utah). It showed the marriage date to Henry Ernest Selck (b. 3 Dec 1881 in Kamas, Summit, Utah) as being 8 Oct 1902 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, which information I already had from the Salt Lake Temple Ordinance files. Finally, it indicated that they were divorced; that “Theodocia
      had also divorced her second husband George E. Sandholtz and took back the name of Selck,” which fact I had earlier deduced as a result of my own research into the 1920 and 1930 U.S. Censuses. I then checked the Social Security Death Index on Theodocia Birdie Selck and discovered that
      her Social Security number was issued in “California in 1963 and that it was 551-70-8388.” Then, I checked out the birth information on Beulah May Selck being born at Fort Hall, Bingham, Idaho. I went to the Bingham County Courthouse Clerk of Records, Vol 1 and 2, Register of Births,
      Items 3-4 for the years 1907-1911 found in US/CAN Film 1420881. Her information did not appear there! In fact, there were no “Fort Hall” entries that appeared in this record. There were also no “Selck” entries that appeared there. I checked both the Index as well as the body of the entries. It then occurred to me that Fort Hall was really an Indian Reservation. When I brought this fact up to one of the Librarians at the Family History Library she really was not much help except to suggest
      getting in touch with the Idaho Vital Records people and seeing what they had. I even went to search the U.S. Soundex for the Federal and Idaho Census of 1910 under the Selck surnames and found no Selcks listed, which was rather surprising to me because I knew that both William Waldemar
      Selck and his son William Walter Selck had families in Idaho at Lewisville in 1910. The film containing the Soundex was number 1374235. I still need to check out the 1910 U.S. Census itself. So, after doing
      this work, I still had a couple of questions: 1. Where did the death date of 22 Jan 2000 come from for Viola Birdie Selck (who had married Arthur Hall) and where was she buried? Also, how did the Walkers know when she died? 2. Where did the birth information for Beulah May Selck come from? Does someone have an actual Idaho birth certificate for her? 3. Why did not the Walker Family Organization list something about the only child of Henry Ernest Selck and Theodocia Birdie Davis that they had
      not mentioned, i.e., their son Walter Ernest Selck (b. 24 Jul 1903 in Lewisville, Fremont, Idaho; d. 31 Oct 1993 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona) or of any family or children that he might have? 4. What is the
      relationship of the Walkers to the Selcks? 5. Are there still some Selck descendants of the family of Henry Ernest Selck and Theodocia Birdie Davis living in California? If so, who are they? 6. Does anyone have a picture of this original family? 6. Who did Walter Ernest Selck marry?"
      Well, that is quite enough. Write as soon as you can.
      Donald B. Gilchrist
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      E-mail sent from David R Walker, Project 2000 Chairman, Another Century of Genealogy - Online at www.walkerfamily.org

      5. Theodocia Birdie Davis22(Elijah Walter Oxenbold) was born 17 Jun 1884 in Battle Mountain, Lander, Nv. She died 14 Mar 1981 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. She was buried in Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California.

      Theodocia married (1) Henry Ernest Selck8 Oct 1902 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. The marriage ended in divorce.Henry was born 3 Dec 1881 in Kamas, Summit, Utah.

      They had the following children:

      + 31 M i. Walter Ernest Selckwas born 1 Jul 1903.

      32 F ii. Viola Birdie Selckwas born 5 Oct 1905 in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho. She died 22 Jan 2000.
      Viola married Arthur Hall1 Sep 1935 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Arthur was born 5 Oct 1902 in Bantam, Litchfield, Connecticut. He died 12 May 1980 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. He was buried in Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California.

      33 F iii. Beulah May Selckwas born 5 Jun 1908 in Fort Hall, Bingham, Idaho. She died Nov 1981 in Unmd. She was buried in Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California.


      Theodocia married (2) George E. Sandholtz23. The marriage ended in divorce.George was born <1880> in ttle Mountain, Lander, Nv>.
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      Discrepancy with Theodocia Birdie Davis' birthday -- 17 Jun 1884 or 14 Jun 1884
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      E-mail sent from David R Walker, Project 2000 Chairman, Another Century of Genealogy - Online at www.walkerfamily.org

      First Generation

      1. Elijah Walter Oxenbold Davis1,2was born 26 May 1841 in Aston, Warwickshire, England. He died 10 Apr 1927 in San Jose, Santa Clara, Ca. He was buried 13 Apr 1927 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut.

      Elijah married Theodocia Fanny Walker3,424 Mar 1871 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut. Theodocia was born 8 May 1851 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut. She died 12 Nov 1920 in Sugar City, Madison, Id. She was buried 15 Nov 1920 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut.

      They had the following children:

      +2 F i. Ollie May Daviswas born 7 Nov 1872. She died 7 Apr 1896.

      +3 M ii. Frank Leroy Daviswas born 17 Nov 1877. He died 24 Oct 1966.

      +4 F iii. Ina Nevada Daviswas born 14 Oct 1882. She died 12 May 1973.

      +5 F iv. Theodocia Birdie Daviswas born 17 Jun 1884. She died 14 Mar 1981.

      +6 M v. Walker Walter Daviswas born 15 Dec 1888. He died 18 Mar 1968.

      7 M vi. Leslie Alfred Davis was born 5 Jan 1895 in Battle Mountain, Lander, Nv. He died 5 Nov 1970 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California. Leslie married Gail Moretta Gaddie 6 Nov 1916 in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho. Gail was born 2 Jan 1894 in Lehi, Utah, Ut. She died 9 Oct 1965.
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      Copied from PAF on 3/11/2001 - AFN:25NM-L6
    Person ID I12269  Complete
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2005 

    Father Elijah Walter Oxenbold DAVIS,   b. 26 May 1841, Aston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1927, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Theodocia Fanny Walker,   b. 8 May 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1920, Sugar City, Madison, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1871  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Taken from Personal Ancestral File on March 14, 2002 -

      Elijah Walter Oxenbold DAVIS (AFN: 18XR-5H)
      Sex: M
      Event(s):
      Birth:
      26 May 1841
      Aston, Warwickshire, England
      Death:
      10 Apr 1927
      San Jose, Santa Clara, Ca
      Burial:
      13 Apr 1927
      Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut
      Parents:
      Father:
      John Catley DAVIS (AFN: 1F1F-HD)
      Mother:
      Phoebe OXENBOLD (AFN: 1F1F-JK)
      Marriage(s):
      Spouse:
      Julia Lacothia HARRIS (AFN: 1CB1-GC)
      Marriage:
      1 Mar 1860
      Spouse:
      Theodocia Frances WALKER (AFN: 18XR-6N)
      Marriage:
      24 Mar 1871
      Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut
      Spouse:
      Elizabeth Ann FITZGERALD (AFN: B7DN-DV)
      Marriage:
      1 Jul 1925
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      Taken from familysearch.com on July 24, 2004 -

      Ordinance Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0
      North America
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      Theodocia Fanny Walker
      Female Family
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      Event(s):
      Birth: 08 MAR 1851
      Christening:
      Death:
      Burial:
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      LDS Ordinances:
      Sealing to Spouse: 05 NOV 1993 PORTL
      Walter Oxenbold Davis
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      Marriages:
      Spouse: Walter Oxenbold Davis Family
      Marriage: 24 MAR 1871 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
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      Messages:
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church to request LDS temple ordinances. No additional information is available. Ancestral File may list the same family and the submitter.
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      Source Information:
      No source information is available.
    Family ID F5612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 George E. Sandholtz 
    Notes 

    • E-mail sent from David R Walker, Project 2000 Chairman, Another Century of Genealogy - Online at www.walkerfamily.org

      5. Theodocia Birdie Davis22(Elijah Walter Oxenbold) was born 17 Jun 1884 in Battle Mountain, Lander, Nv. She died 14 Mar 1981 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. She was buried in Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California.

      Theodocia married (1) Henry Ernest Selck8 Oct 1902 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. The marriage ended in divorce.Henry was born 3 Dec 1881 in Kamas, Summit, Utah.

      They had the following children:

      + 31 M i. Walter Ernest Selckwas born 1 Jul 1903.

      32 F ii. Viola Birdie Selckwas born 5 Oct 1905 in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho. She died 22 Jan 2000.
      Viola married Arthur Hall1 Sep 1935 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Arthur was born 5 Oct 1902 in Bantam, Litchfield, Connecticut. He died 12 May 1980 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. He was buried in Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California.

      33 F iii. Beulah May Selckwas born 5 Jun 1908 in Fort Hall, Bingham, Idaho. She died Nov 1981 in Unmd. She was buried in Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California.


      Theodocia married (2) George E. Sandholtz23. The marriage ended in divorce.George was born <1880> in ttle Mountain, Lander, Nv>.
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    Family ID F5620  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Henry Ernest Selck,   b. 3 Dec 1881, Kamas, Summit, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 Oct 1902  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • E-mail sent from David R Walker, Project 2000 Chairman, Another Century of Genealogy - Online at www.walkerfamily.org

      5. Theodocia Birdie Davis22(Elijah Walter Oxenbold) was born 17 Jun 1884 in Battle Mountain, Lander, Nv. She died 14 Mar 1981 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. She was buried in Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California.

      Theodocia married (1) Henry Ernest Selck8 Oct 1902 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. The marriage ended in divorce.Henry was born 3 Dec 1881 in Kamas, Summit, Utah.

      They had the following children:

      + 31 M i. Walter Ernest Selckwas born 1 Jul 1903.

      32 F ii. Viola Birdie Selckwas born 5 Oct 1905 in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho. She died 22 Jan 2000.
      Viola married Arthur Hall1 Sep 1935 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Arthur was born 5 Oct 1902 in Bantam, Litchfield, Connecticut. He died 12 May 1980 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. He was buried in Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California.

      33 F iii. Beulah May Selckwas born 5 Jun 1908 in Fort Hall, Bingham, Idaho. She died Nov 1981 in Unmd. She was buried in Forest Lawn, Los Angeles, California.


      Theodocia married (2) George E. Sandholtz23. The marriage ended in divorce.George was born <1880> in ttle Mountain, Lander, Nv>.
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    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Viola Birdie Selck,   b. 5 Oct 1905, Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 2000  (Age 94 years)
     3. Beulah May Selck,   b. 5 Jun 1908, Fort Hall, Bingham, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1981  (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F5619  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jun 1884 - Battle Mountain, Lander, Nevada Link to Google Earth
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