Gessie Davis (1890-1919)

by Ashley Pulido

Gessie Davis was born August 13, 1890 to McDonald Davis and Isobella Davis. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia. Both of his parents were from Norfolk, Virginia as well. He grew up Methodist. Before he enlisted in service, he worked as a longshoreman for C.O. Turner Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. He was also a huckster and a businessman. Davis was never married and he did not have any children. Davis enlisted in the regular Army. He was a part of the 370th Machine Gun Company. He was also in A. E. F. from April 10, 1918 to January 16, 1919 in Sevolyne, Belgium. Gessie Davis died on February 1, 1919.