Anna Davis (1894 - 1965)

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Anna Davis
1894 - 1965
updated February 06, 2019
Anna Davis was born on January 1, 1894. She died in January 1965 at 71 years old. We know that Anna Davis had been residing in Illinois.

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Anna Davis passed away in January 1965 at 71 years old. She was born on January 1, 1894. We have no information about Anna's family. We know that Anna Davis had been residing in Illinois.
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In 1894, in the year that Anna Davis was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1907, she was just 13 years old when the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1917, when she was 23 years old, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1932, Anna was 38 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1965, in the year of Anna Davis's passing, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

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Dec 25, 1907 - January 1956
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May 1, 1899 - June 1966
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Dec 24, 1919 - Jul 6, 2007
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Nov 19, 1912 - December 1972
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Oliver Davis
Mar 27, 1916 - February 1977
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sam Davis
Sep 30, 1892 - August 1961
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Feb 4, 2004 - May 19, 2006
Lester Davis
Mar 10, 1906 - September 1973
Gridley, Illinois
Louis Davis
Jul 18, 1907 - Aug 23, 2002
Peoria, IL
Maxola Davis
Nov 14, 1920 - September 1978
Marjorie E Davis
May 6, 1913 - Oct 31, 1990
Vivian G Davis
May 15, 1919 - Jan 25, 1990
Rock Falls, IL
Delbert D Davis
Dec 14, 1919 - Jul 7, 1990
Bernadine Davis
Apr 19, 1919 - March 1984
Mount Vernon, Illinois
Anna Davis
Jun 3, 1900 - April 1986
Centralia, Illinois
Vern Davis
Sep 3, 1916 - Nov 24, 1993
Hammond, IN
John C Davis
Sep 30, 1905 - Oct 21, 1998
Springfield, IL
James Davis
Sep 28, 1897 - August 1971
Evanston, Illinois
Julius E Davis
May 30, 1917 - Dec 12, 1993
Flint, MI
Steven Davis
Sep 21, 1900 - August 1965
Chicago, Illinois

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