Liese Caroline Mearer Cody (King) (1873 - d.)

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Nicknames: "Lizzie", "Liese Mearea"
Birthplace: Edgeware Road, London, England
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Managed by: June Barnes
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About Liese Caroline Mearer Cody (King)

Births Dec 1874

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In the 1890s Liese's mother Lela Cody (born Elizabeth Mary Davis), met Samuel Franklin Cowdery, a colourful American showman known as Samuel Franklin Cody, who was born in Devonport, Iowa, in 1867. He had travelled to England with his wife, Maud Maria Lee, in 1890, to perform a "Wild West" act under the surname Cody - deliberately trading on the more famous show run by Buffalo Bill Cody. Cody met a wealthy British dealer called John Blackburn Davis, who hired Cody to bring a consignment of horses to Britain. Cody fell in love with Davis's daughter, Lela, and they eloped. As a result Liese was brought up by her Grandfather John Davis and in the 1881 Census we find her in his household -

1881 Census Kensington, Brompton London

  • John Davis 59 Foreman Livery Stables Blackmans Yard born Huntingdon
  • Caroline Davis wife 56 born Tooting, Surrey
  • Lizzie King Grand Child 7 born Edgeware Road, London

In 1911 she is a Housekeeper in the household of Cody and her mother Lela as Leise Whittall

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Liese Cody's Timeline

December, 1873
London, England
Age 23
LOndon, England
Age 29
London, England
July 27, 1906
Age 32
Surrey, England
Age 32
London, England