Date of Service: 1909-1930
1861 Born on October 13, 1861, in Mathews County, VA. to parents Larkin & Sarah Winder Davis.
1889 Marries Mary Elizabeth Marchant on January 24, 1889
1900 In the U.S. Census, his occupation is listed as a farmer in Mathews County, VA.
1909-1917 Serves as First Assistant Keeper at Windmill Point Lighthouse (VA). His beginning annual salary was $440, and his ending annual salary was $480.
1914 William Edward Davis & Keeper Charles Respess assist occupants of a disabled gasoline launch on July 5, 1914.
1917-1930+/- Serves as Keeper at Windmill Point Lighthouse (VA). His beginning annual salary was $624, and his ending annual salary was $1,680.
1918 Keeper Davis & his Assistant, J.M. Marchant, performed duties faithfully during hazardous ice conditions.
1932 Died on December 26 at age 70 and buried at Smither Cemetery, Mathews County, VA.
Sources – www.uslhs.org; Chesapeake Chapter Database, www.lighthousefriends.com