Nettie Mae & Wendell Russell Davis

Today’s post is a lovely photo of Wendell Russell Davis with his mother, Nettie Mae. The photo was taken at Manchester Studio, Lebanon, Missouri.

In my research of Wendell and Nettie Mae I found that Wendell was born 1 February 1928 in Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri, the son of William Russell Davis [1902-1958] and Nettie Mae [Whitton] Davis [1901-1984].

1930 United States Federal Census
Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri
Screenshot 2016-07-29 at 10.19.45 AMIn the 1930 we find Wendell listed with his parents and older brother, Harold, living at 312 Madison.  Wendell’s parents are in the confectionery business.


1940 United States Federal Census
Athens, Gentry, Missouri

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By 1940 the family is living in Athens, Gentry, Missouri and have added Dorothy and Kathleen to the household. William Russell is now farming.


Wendell married Norma Nadine Needels on 6 August 1950 in New Hampton, Harrison, Missouri.

I would love to be able to return this original photo to its rightful family.