Ernest Davis (1892 - 1979)

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Ernest Davis
1892 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Ernest Davis was born on November 8, 1892. He died in March 1979 at 86 years old. We know that Ernest Davis had been residing in Waterloo, Monroe County, Illinois.


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Ernest Davis passed away in March 1979 at 86 years old. He was born on November 8, 1892. We are unaware of information about Ernest's family or relationships. We know that Ernest Davis had been residing in Waterloo, Monroe County, Illinois.
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In 1892, in the year that Ernest Davis was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1935, Ernest was 43 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1948, by the time he was 56 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1957, he was 65 years old when 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 1979, in the year of Ernest Davis's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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Ernest E Davis
around Jan 16, 1881 - around Apr 3, 1954
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around 1922 - May 14, 1944
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Ernest Warr Davis
around 1885 - May 5, 1917
Ernest Victor Davis
around 1886 - Feb 9, 1917
Ernest Thomas Davis
around 1895 - Feb 27, 1915
Ernest Sterling Davis
around 1893 - Nov 1, 1916
Ernest Roy Davis
around 1913 - Feb 18, 1944
Ernest Robert Davis
around 1906 - Jun 17, 1940
Ernest Robert Davis
Died: Nov 20, 1914
Ernest Rene Davis
Died: Aug 14, 1941
Ernest Reginald Davis
around 1889 - Sep 25, 1917
Ernest Percival Davis
around 1897 - Nov 13, 1918
Ernest Oswald Davis
Died: Aug 5, 1916
Ernest Leroy Davis
Died: Jan 16, 1945
Ernest John Walter Davis
around 1919 - Feb 18, 1943
Ernest John Davis
around 1899 - May 28, 1918
Ernest John Davis
Died: Jul 5, 1944
Ernest John Davis
Died: Jun 15, 1917
Ernest James Seabourne Davis
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Wilbur W Davis
Mar 9, 1919 - Jan 23, 2003
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Jesse Davis
Aug 30, 1923 - December 1985
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Nov 25, 1910 - Nov 9, 2001
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Monroe Davis
Oct 21, 1920 - Jun 6, 1985
Lovejoy, IL
Ben Davis
Jun 29, 1882 - November 1970
Brownstown, Illinois
Leona Davis
Aug 26, 1922 - May 1987
San Antonio, Texas
Will Davis
Sep 21, 1889 - June 1965
Robert Davis
Feb 17, 1923 - September 1954
Elizabeth Gertha Davis
Jun 9, 1917 - Feb 18, 2011
San Mateo, California
Virginia F Davis
Feb 4, 1912 - Apr 26, 2007
Quincy, IL
Howard W Davis
Oct 30, 1923 - May 22, 1996
Du Quoin, IL
Berniece Davis
Nov 28, 1920 - Aug 28, 1997
Flora, IL
Olen Davis
Jan 21, 1911 - Feb 12, 1999
Benton, IL
William J Davis
Dec 11, 1920 - Jun 2, 1995
Benton, IL
Louise Davis
Mar 29, 1916 - Feb 17, 2001
Flint, MI
William H Davis
Nov 22, 1921 - Nov 6, 1997
McLeansboro, IL
Owen Davis
Feb 20, 1914 - February 1987
Eldorado, Illinois
Orville Davis
Sep 7, 1909 - July 1985
Astoria, Illinois
James M Davis
Mar 30, 1918 - Aug 22, 2007
Weaverville, NC
Albert Davis
Oct 25, 1898 - June 1981
McLeansboro, Illinois

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