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Preston Davie

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in New York, New York County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Montgomery Davie and Margaret Howard Wickliffe Davie
Husband of Eugenie Mary "May" Ladenburg Davie

Occupation: Attorney, historian
Managed by: Private User
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About Preston Davie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_Davie

Preston Davie (31 January 1881 – 21 May 1967) was an American lawyer and colonel during World War I. Davie won a Distinguished Service Medal for his efforts. Upon completing military service, he graduated from Harvard Law School.

A descendant of William Richardson Davie, he amassed a large collection of historical documents over the course of his life, pertaining to the early settling of the United States. These include The Preston Davie Collection of Early Americana housed at University of North Carolina.

His second wife Eugenie Mary Ladenburg Davie was a prominent activist in the Republican Party. She assisted in the donation of many of his collections following his death.

Preston Davie. (2012, February 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:34, August 21, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Preston_Davie&oldid=475378907

Collection: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/26380451

http://www.uky.edu/~dolph/scraps/pedigree.html

http://www.nicholshousemuseum.org/pdf/Rose_gardens/RSN_garden_FINAL_2014.pdf

Evidence of earlier marriage: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M5MT-2CZ

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Preston Davie's Timeline

1881
January 31, 1881
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
1930
May 1930
Age 49
1967
May 21, 1967
Age 86
New York, New York County, New York, United States
1967
Age 85
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States