Anna Davis (1881 - 1972)

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Anna Davis
1881 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Anna Davis was born on April 23, 1881. She died in September 1972 at 91 years old. We know that Anna Davis had been residing in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

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Anna Davis died in September 1972 at age 91. She was born on April 23, 1881. We are unaware of information about Anna's family or relationships. We know that Anna Davis had been residing in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.
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In 1881, in the year that Anna Davis was born, on October 26th, the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" happened in Tombstone, Arizona. The gunfight lasted only 30 seconds - the Earps and Doc Holliday on one side and the "Cowboys" on the other side. The McLaury brothers and Billy Clanton of the Cowboys were killed. Two of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday were wounded.

In 1926, she was 45 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1936, by the time she was 55 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1955, Anna was 74 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1972, in the year of Anna Davis's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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Drexel Davis
Feb 26, 1917 - Nov 23, 2006
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Mar 5, 1916 - Jan 16, 2011
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Thelma R Davis
Feb 15, 1918 - Jan 16, 2002
Wichita, KS
Wade Davis
Jun 21, 1916 - Mar 8, 1996
Kanorado, KS
George Davis
May 24, 1892 - March 1975
Pratt, Kansas
Robert Davis
Jan 4, 1909 - June 1981
Dorris, California
Oswald Davis
May 28, 1907 - May 1984
Dodge City, Kansas
Francis Davis
Aug 13, 1905 - September 1966
Albert Davis
Dec 10, 1909 - December 1980
Glen Elder, Kansas
Homer A Davis
Aug 24, 1915 - Nov 12, 1987
Dodge City, KS
Joseph Davis
Sep 8, 1885 - February 1975
Lebanon, Kansas
Dale Davis
Feb 29, 1916 - Dec 13, 1991
Norton, KS
Vera Davis
December 1910 - June 1973
Guy Davis
Jun 9, 1896 - December 1967
Augusta, Kansas
Helen Davis
Jun 6, 1909 - March 1983
Topeka, Kansas
Fred Davis
Aug 25, 1888 - February 1981
Oswego, Kansas
Lester Davis
Jun 24, 1900 - July 1968
Hoyt, Kansas
Ardie Davis
Jun 3, 1893 - November 1974
Novato, California
Dewitt Davis
Mar 27, 1888 - July 1974
Alma, Kansas
Clay Davis
Sep 3, 1895 - March 1977
Salina, Kansas

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