Bobby Davis more

by Chris Barry

Sudhalter's "Lost Chords" refers to Chelsea Quealey and Bobby Davis as childhood friends, and indeed the 1920 US Census of Hartford, CT lists the Quealey and Davis families a few doors apart. Davis was born in New Hampshire, so I think the bio refers to another Bobby Davis. Chilton's entry on Chelsea Quealey says Bobby Davis died in 1949. No location noted. From my own recent digging, I've learned Davis married a woman in Britain and after their arrival in the states in 1930, they made NYC home base at least part of the time, though I have just a little on Bobby's work activities. They apparently had no children. Davis' widow remarried and died in England in 1987. More later as able!

Posted on Feb 18, 2007, 9:11 PM

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