George Merrill Davis

George Merrill Davis

George Merrill Davis, Second Officer (Pilot) verified by family members.

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(Taken from The Helena Daily Independent Newspaper, Saturday July 30, 1930)

WIFE GRIEVES

Santa Barbara, Calif., July 29.—

“Mrs. George Merrill Davis, who married the co-pHot of tho missing Hawaii Clipper in a fashionable wedding here last year, was near collapse tonight at the home of her parents. Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Bakewell.  Dr. Bakewell said his daughter expects to become a mother in about a month.  First Officer Mark Walker, also aboard the clipper, was best man at the Davis-Bakewell wedding on May 22, 1937.”

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Second Officer G. Merrill Davis was born in South Lee, Mass., in December. 1908 and graduated from Massachusetts State College in 1931. He was a Navy trained flier and held an ensign’s rank in the Naval Reserve.  Davis entered Pan-American-service in May, 1935.

Davis Bakewell

 

In an interesting development this week, I received a copy of the marriage certificate of George M. Davis and Elsie A. Bakewell and saw that Mark A. Walker, the second officer in charge of the Hawaii Clipper, was his best man and a witness to the intimate wedding in Santa Barbara.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. John Davis says:

    Thank you.

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    1. Anytime John. Please let us know if there is a relation or not. Best of luck!

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    2. Hi John, I thought this bit of family tree info may help:
      WIFE GRIEVES

      Santa Barbara, Calif., July 29.—

      “Mrs. George Merrill Davis, who married the co-pHot of tho missing Hawaii Clipper in a fashionable wedding here last year, was near collapse tonight at the home of her parents. Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Bakewell. Dr. Bakewell said his daughter expects to become a mother in about a month. First Officer Mark Walker, also aboard the clipper, was best man at the Davis-Bakewell wedding on May 22, 1937.”

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  2. George Davis says:

    Guy:

    I’m going to send you a picture of my dad……….. tell me what you think. Thanks.

    Geo.

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    1. Sounds great! I hope it’s him so my hopes don’t get crushed. Lol

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    2. Hello Geo, did you send the image? Never saw it.

      Guy

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  3. John Davis says:

    Guy, Thanks for the photo and other info about George Merrill Davis. In answer to your earlier question, I do believe I am related to him through my ‘Davis’ line of Berkshire Co., MA. His great grandfather (Nathan S. Davis) and my great grandfather (Henry L. Davis) were brothers. If you should learn of descendants of George M. Davis, I would be interested in corresponding with them (jocada3@verizon.net). Again, thank you for your efforts.

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  4. David Crabbe says:

    George Davis is my grandfather. My grandmother was pregnant with my mother when George died.

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  5. Guy says:

    Thanks so much for your message David.

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