Eleanor Rebecca Rexer

b. 2 November 1908, d. circa 4 August 1979
  • Eleanor Rebecca Rexer was born on 2 November 1908 in Louisiana.
  • She was known as Nellie.
  • The following appeared on 25 June 1937 in the Baton Rouge State Times Advocate: (Opelousas) Miss Katherine Rexer of Alexandria is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Durio and Mr. and Mrs. Thompson Henderson. Mr. and Mrs. Henderson had as their guests over the week-end Miss Nellie Rexer and Mrs. [sic] W. W. Davis of Alexandria.
  • She married Whitten Ward Davis, son of William Weston Davis and Lou Anna Ward, circa 1938.
  • Eleanor Rebecca Rexer appeared in the 1938 Alexandria, Louisiana, City Directory at 407 18th listed as a bookkeeper for Louisiana Ice & Electric Company..
  • Whitten Ward Davis and Eleanor Rebecca Rexer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, at 815 Edenborn Street. Other members of the household included Lou Anna Ward. In 1935, Whitten and Nellie were living in Alexandria, and Louanna in Denton, Texas.
  • She was employed as a bookkeeper by Louisiana Ice & Electric Company, according to the 1940 census.
  • Whitten Ward Davis registered for the draft on 16 October 1940 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, while living with his wife Ellen Rebecca in Pineville, and employed there by Louisiana Ice & Electric Company at 824 Main Street.
  • Eleanor Rebecca Rexer became a widow at the 28 August 1965 death of her husband Whitten Ward Davis.
  • The following appeared on 30 August 1965 in the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate: (Pineville) Funeral services for Whitten W. Davis, 60, the Pineville division manager of Central Louisiana Electric Co., will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pineville.
         Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. [:CR;]      Davis died at 2 p.m. Saturday in a hospital in Ruidoso, N.M., where he and Mrs. Davis had gone on their vacation. He had become ill about two weeks ago in New Mexico and was hospitalized but seemed to be recovering. [:CR;]      A native of Richland County, Tex., he went to work for a subsidiary of the old Louisiana Ice and Electric Co. while he was a student at North Texas State University in Denton.
         He moved to Pineville with the company, forerunner of CLECO, in 1929 and had been with the organization 37 years, eight of them as division manager.
         He was an area civic leader for many years and served on numerous committees, particularly those contributing to the growth and development of Pineville. He was given the city's distinguished service award in 1948.
          He was a charter member, past president and secretary of the Pineville Kiwanis Club and was honored recently as the only active charter member. [:CR;]      He is survived by his wife, the former Nellie Rexer; a daughter [sic], Mrs. Theresa Ann D. Ramos, Pineville; a nephew, Ross Brunson of Memphis, Tenn., and a granddaughter.
  • The SSDI lists Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, as the last residence of record of Eleanor Rebecca Rexer.
  • Eleanor Rebecca Rexer died circa 4 August 1979 in Tioga, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
  • The following appeared on 6 August 1979 in the Alexandria Town Talk: Services for Nellie Davis, 70, of Pineville were to be at 2 p.m. today in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pineville, with th Rev. James Foster officiating. Burial was to be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park under direction of Hixson Bros., Pineville.
         Mrs. Davis died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday in Doctor's Hospital, Tioga. She was office manager for Provine Studios, a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and its altar society, Catholic Daughters of America and Lander Reizner Garden Club. She was the widow of Whtten W. Davis.
         Survivors incude a daughter [sic] Theresa Ramos of Boyce; a sister, Lorraine R. Pellinger of Pineville; and five grandchildren.
         The family has requested memorials to the church.
  • The following appeared on 7 August 1979 in the Alexandria Town Talk: Services for Nellie Davis were held at 2 p.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pineville, with the Revs. Philip Michiels and James Foster officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park under direction of Hixson Bros., Pineville.
         Pallbearers were Lane Lennon, Jerry McGaugh, Weymon Clark, Roger Vocque, Curtis Lamott and Joe Simms.
  • She was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum, Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Her name is recorded as Eleanor Davis in cemetery records and the Social Security Death Index.
  • Last Edited: 6 Aug 2016

Family: Whitten Ward Davis b. 23 August 1905, d. 28 August 1965