Identified Photos

Wendell Russell Davis & Mom

July 29, 2016

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

Screenshot 2016-07-29 at 10.28.32 AM

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.