Della Davis (1903 - 1989)

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Della Davis
1903 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
Della Davis was born on May 24, 1903. She died on September 7, 1989 at 86 years old.


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Della Davis passed away on September 7, 1989 at 86 years old. She was born on May 24, 1903. We are unaware of information about Della's family or relationships.
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In 1903, in the year that Della Davis was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1927, at the age of 24 years old, Della was alive when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1957, when she was 54 years old, on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1970, by the time she was 67 years old, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1989, in the year of Della Davis's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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Other Della Davises

Della B. Davis
Died: January 1944
Della Bethada Davis
Mar 17, 1923 - Sep 10, 2009
Della M. (Koemel) Davis
Born: around 1923
Della D. (Riascos) Davis
Born: around 1962
Della J. (Walker) Davis
Born: around 1950
Della B. (Cravin) Davis
Born: around 1952
Della S. (Cox) Davis
Born: around 1944
Della M. (Solano) Davis
Born: around 1949
Della S. (Incardona) Davis
Born: around 1949
Della (Kroeker) Davis
Born: around 1951
Della T. (Flibit) Davis
Born: around 1909
Della M. (Beaver) Davis
Born: around 1951
Della D. (Burch) Davis
Born: around 1961
Della L. (Gallander) Davis
Born: around 1962
Della M. (Winn) Davis
Born: around 1947
Della I. (Murrell) Davis
Born: around 1947
Della C. (Cook) Davis
Born: around 1950
Della (Jones) Davis
Born: around 1923
Della v. (Ford) Davis
Born: around 1954

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Clarence Davis
Jan 21, 1920 - April 1979
Lillian Davis
Jan 7, 1908 - Jul 18, 1995
Amherst, MA
Howard Davis
Dec 30, 1920 - July 1972
George Davis
May 22, 1890 - July 1977
Philadelphia, PA
Josephine Davis
Mar 11, 1905 - Mar 30, 1989
San Rafael, CA
William Davis
May 10, 1919 - Apr 17, 2006
Philadelphia, PA
James Davis
Oct 30, 1907 - November 1978
Glassboro, NJ
Harry Davis
May 21, 1897 - November 1969
Philadelphia, PA
Freeman J Davis
Mar 12, 1918 - Feb 6, 1992
Philadelphia, PA
Benjamin Davis
Nov 15, 1915 - Aug 27, 2004
Philadelphia, PA
Edward Davis
Jan 6, 1884 - September 1972
Havertown, PA
Royal Davis
Feb 6, 1900 - October 1975
Philadelphia, PA
Catherine Davis
May 3, 1914 - September 1978
Clementon, NJ
Faye Davis
Jul 1, 1914 - December 1995
South Bend, IN
Roscoe Davis
Nov 1, 1907 - Oct 9, 1990
Thomas Davis
Jun 16, 1914 - April 1983
Oreland, PA
Charles J Davis
Mar 14, 1918 - Jun 9, 1990
Arthur Davis
Mar 24, 1884 - April 1966
Jackson, NJ
Norman Davis
May 14, 1905 - August 1967
Philadelphia, PA
Henry Davis
Dec 23, 1915 - December 1974
Columbia, SC

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