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From: lgilmore <>
Subject: Re: DAVENPORT of Diamond Springs
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 21:22:33 -0600
Saw Diamond Springs and had to respond. I have a book called "I
Remember, Stories and Picture of El Dorado County Pioneer Families". In
it there is a picgure of students and a teacher outside a schoolhouse,
the inscription says:
DIAMOND SPRINGS SCHOOL - Miss Daisy Davenport taught her first class at
the Diamond school. The pupils present who could be identified are: 1.
Roy Scheiber, 2. Edith Landis, 2. Ivy Jones, 4. Mildred Stanley, 7.
Harry Jones, 8. Angus Bathurst, 9. Elsie Webster, 10. Pearl Scheiber,
11. Amy Harris, 12. Joseph Stanly, 13. Clarence Scheiber, 14. Cedrick
Webster. The school house still stands at the corner of Main Street and
Odd Fellows road in downtown Diamond Srpings, and is now a Barber Shop.
This barber shop is directly across from my old office in Diamond
Springs, and I looked at it daily out my window.
Hope this information is helpful. I have a picture, if you are
interested, I would be happy to make a copy and mail to you if you will
give me an address.
Sandra J. Harris wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Sep 1997 16:59:17 -0400 (EDT) writes:
> >Hello Sandra,
> I checked the NDGW entry - may be related?
> Thomas DAVENPORT b 1865 Nevada City CA; died Oakland
> lived in Nevada City 1865-1883; Martinez 1885
> md Mary BAILHACHE in Martinez
> He was the son of Thomas DAVENPORT of New Bedford Mass
> Martha Washington WINSLORE DAVENPORT HITLER of Nantucket Mass
> (quite a name!)
> Came to CA in the early 1850's (this is the father)
> Martha came via Panama Canal.
> Settled in Nevada City.
> >Thank you for your offer. I usually am self sufficient but it will be
> >a while before I visit northern CA and so I will ask for your help.
> >Below I have the Davenport family of El Dorado Co. all born before
> >1880 so I guess they are pioneers.
> >Ezekiel Davenport had his bio in a book called HOW ABOUT THAT! in
> >which he is described as a hydraulic genius, owner of the lumberyard,
> owner of
> >the grocery store, Justice of the Peace, paramedic and mortician in
> >Diamond Springs and Pleasant Valley. He sounds very interesting and I
> >love to learn more. He had thirteen children and he settled in CA in
> 1852 from
> >Greenville, SC.