Edith Davis (1896 - 1978)

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Edith Davis
1896 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Edith Davis was born on May 5, 1896. She died in January 1978 at age 81. We know that Edith Davis had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

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Edith Davis passed away in January 1978 at age 81. She was born on May 5, 1896. We have no information about Edith's family. We know that Edith Davis had been residing in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
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1896 - 1978 World Events

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In 1896, in the year that Edith Davis was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1916, when she was 20 years old, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1932, by the time she was 36 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1958, when she was 62 years old, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1978, in the year of Edith Davis's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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Marye C Davis
Jun 25, 1901 - March 1995
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Jan 10, 1905 - November 1983
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Leo C Davis
Sep 7, 1923 - Apr 2, 1997
Oklahoma City, OK
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Oct 23, 1901 - February 1985
Corpus Christi, Texas
Willard Davis
Feb 20, 1916 - July 1981
Robert H Davis
Jan 16, 1925 - Jul 26, 2006
Tulsa, OK
Hercell H Davis
Jan 9, 1910 - Apr 18, 1991
Windsor, CA
Robert v Davis
Dec 10, 1923 - Dec 23, 2006
Portland, OR
Robert Davis
Oct 3, 1900 - December 1982
Willis, Texas
Raymond G Davis
Oct 10, 1922 - Aug 26, 2004
Zola M Davis
Mar 2, 1922 - Oct 22, 1995
La Verne, CA
Richard Davis
Aug 13, 1926 - Feb 22, 1995
Houston, TX
Henry Bluford Davis
Jul 20, 1927 - Jul 26, 2007
Modesto, California
Wilma S Davis
Aug 16, 1903 - Aug 6, 1999
Oklahoma City, OK
Willard I Davis
Jun 8, 1920 - Dec 16, 1990
Effie Davis
Jan 1, 1923 - December 1986
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ethel Frances Davis
Feb 21, 1924 - Sep 4, 2005
Fresno, California
Neva O Davis
Jul 21, 1906 - Mar 3, 2000
Susanville, CA
Lois L Davis
Nov 10, 1922 - Feb 20, 2008
Edmond, OK

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