Carleen Davis (1917 - 1978)

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Carleen Davis
1917 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Carleen Davis was born on November 17, 1917. She died in August 1978 at age 60. We know that Carleen Davis had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.


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Carleen Davis passed away in August 1978 at 60 years old. She was born on November 17, 1917. We have no information about Carleen's surviving family. We know that Carleen Davis had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
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In 1917, in the year that Carleen Davis was born, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

In 1925, by the time she was merely 8 years old, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1947, she was 30 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1969, by the time she was 52 years old, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1978, in the year of Carleen Davis's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Nov 3, 1910 - May 14, 1987
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Aug 25, 1912 - June 1973
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Apr 4, 1908 - February 1987
North Bend, Oregon
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Jun 24, 1917 - January 1973
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Oct 16, 1884 - January 1971
Ellensburg, Washington
Albert Davis
Feb 23, 1892 - September 1975
Pendleton, Oregon
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Aug 11, 1894 - December 1972
San Francisco, California
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Apr 4, 1915 - July 1983
Portland, Oregon
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Nov 1, 1916 - December 1992
Toledo, OR

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