Edith Davis (1886 - 1981)

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Edith Davis
1886 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Edith Davis was born on October 31, 1886. She died in May 1981 at age 94. We know that Edith Davis had been residing in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.


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Edith Davis passed away in May 1981 at 94 years old. She was born on October 31, 1886. We are unaware of information about Edith's immediate family. We know that Edith Davis had been residing in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.
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In 1886, in the year that Edith Davis was born, on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1923, at the age of 37 years old, Edith was alive when on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1938, Edith was 52 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1946, by the time she was 60 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1981, in the year of Edith Davis's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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Aug 16, 1940 - Oct 16, 2008
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Mar 2, 1939 - May 29, 2009
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Jul 22, 1924 - Nov 25, 2000
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Nov 16, 1938 - Feb 15, 1997
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Sep 4, 1909 - Jan 26, 2000
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Jul 16, 1941 - August 1985
Howard D Davis
Jun 30, 1943 - Sep 13, 2001
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Patricia S Davis
Sep 7, 1939 - Jul 29, 1994
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Jacob M Davis
Mar 31, 1999 - Jul 3, 2002
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Samuel R Davis
May 4, 1940 - Mar 13, 1999
Madisonville, KY
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Oct 4, 1943 - May 29, 2005
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Ralph Davis
May 2, 1940 - May 31, 1988
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Oct 6, 1942 - Oct 23, 2008
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