Wilson Daily Times, 3 April 1917.
On 5 January 1887, Fred M. Davis, 21, married Dinah Dawson [sic], 19, in Wilson. Reverend E.H. Ward performed the ceremony in the presence of Bettie Rountree, Julius Woodard, and Winnie Best.
In the 1900 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Fred M. Davis, 33, paper hanger; wife Diannon, 31; children Eva M., 6, Bertha E., 5, and Fred M., 17 months; plus mother Judith Davis, 50, laundress.
In the 1910 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Fred M. Davis, 42, Baptist church minister; wife Dianah, 42; children Eva M., 16, Bertha, 15, Fred, 11, Ruth, 13, Addie L., 8, and William B., 5; and mother Jud., 60.
Diannah Davis died 2 April 1917 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was about 48 years old; was born in North Carolina to unknown parents; and was married. She was buried in “Wilson Co., N.C.” [per family, she was buried in Vick Cemetery.] Rev. F.M. Davis was informant.
On 6 April 1917, Fred M. Davis filed letters of administration for his wife’s modest estate, valued at $75.00.