He enlisted in the US Army and deployed with the 36th Infantry regiment to Francy. While there, he and several other members of the Choctaw tribe confused enemy code breakers, using the Choctaw tribal language, about key troop movements.
Private Davenport returned back to his home in Oklahoma before he died on April 23, 1923.
Private Joseph Harven Davenport rests in the Davenport Family Cemetery, located on the privately-owned Tucker ranch.
Captain Charles Walter Vetch
Corporal Peter Maytubby
Corporal Tobias William Frazier
Corporal Solomon Bond Louis
Private First Class Ben Carterby
Private First Class Joseph Oklahombi
Private Joseph Harvey Davenport