1894 – Davis was born on 18th of October, at Nonpareil, in the Umpqua River Valley.
1906 – His family moved to Antelope and his father found work as a teacher.
1908 – They settled in the Dalles, where he graduated from high school.
1912 – His father became county assessor, and he became his deputy.
1919 – His first group or poems was published in April in Poetry.
– In November the group of poems won the magazine’s Levinson Prize of $200.
1926 – Published a small booklet entitled Status Rerum: A Manifesto Upon the Present Condition of Northwest Literature.
1932 – Received a Guggenheim Fellowship.
1935 – Completed "Honey in the Horn", and received the Harper Prize.
1936 – He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
– Published his fourth novel, Winds of Morning, which became a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club.
1953 – Married Elizabeth Martin del Campo.
1960 – Suffered a fatal heart attack and died on 31st of October in San Antonio, Texas.