Gladys Davidson (1916 - 1917)

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Gladys Davidson
1916 - 1917
updated February 06, 2019
Gladys Davidson was born around 1916. She died on February 5, 1917 in New York at 1 years of age.

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Gladys Davidson died on February 5, 1917 in New York at age 1. She was born around 1916. There is no information about Gladys's surviving family.
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1916 - 1917 World Events

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In 1916, in the year that Gladys Davidson was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1917, in the year of Gladys Davidson's passing, 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 1919, she was just 3 years old when the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1920, she was only 4 years old when on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1923, by the time she was only 7 years old, on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

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Gladys May Davidson
around 1914 - Jun 20, 1942
Gladys Giles Davidson
Heidelberg, Australia
Gladys Margaret Davidson
1899 - 1976
Hawthorn, Australia
Gladys Rebecca Davidson
1894 - 1968
Will, Australia
Gladys Noonan Davidson
Brighton, Australia
Gladys Johnson Davidson
East Melbourne, Australia
Gladys Davidson
Died: 1920
Collingwood, Australia
Gladys Vic Davidson
1907 - 1909
Esdon, Australia
Gladys P Davidson
Oct 19, 1904 - Oct 23, 1993
Gladys Marie Davidson
Dec 31, 1969 - Feb 7, 1990
Gladys S Davidson
Nov 13, 1912 - Sep 16, 1994

Other Davidsons

Goldie Davidson
around 1869 - May 27, 1946
Grace Davidson
around 1850 - Nov 26, 1896
Grace Davidson
around 1919 - Mar 24, 1920
Grace Davidson
around 1886 - Aug 23, 1935
Grace Davidson
around 1899 - Oct 7, 1941
Gresha Davidson
around 1921 - May 16, 1922
Gussie Davidson
around 1902 - Nov 4, 1906
Gussie Davidson
around 1872 - Mar 8, 1908
Gussie Davidson
around 1869 - Jun 22, 1944
Gustaf J Davidson
around 1874 - Jun 4, 1900
Gustav Davidson
around 1895 - Aug 20, 1896
Gustav Davidson
around 1874 - Apr 15, 1920
Gustave Davidson
around 1867 - Jun 30, 1896
Gwendoline L Davidson
around 1895 - Jul 9, 1927
Gwendolyn Davidson
around 1905 - Aug 30, 1921
Hannah Davidson
around 1825 - Sep 26, 1894
Hannah Davidson
around 1864 - Mar 9, 1920
Hannah Davidson
around 1857 - Aug 14, 1926
Hannah Davidson
around 1912 - Apr 13, 1940
Hannah Davidson
around 1859 - Jul 30, 1946

Other Bios

Goldie Davidson
around 1869 - May 27, 1946
Grace Davidson
around 1850 - Nov 26, 1896
Grace Davidson
around 1919 - Mar 24, 1920
Grace Davidson
around 1886 - Aug 23, 1935
Grace Davidson
around 1899 - Oct 7, 1941
Gresha Davidson
around 1921 - May 16, 1922
Gussie Davidson
around 1902 - Nov 4, 1906
Gussie Davidson
around 1872 - Mar 8, 1908
Gussie Davidson
around 1869 - Jun 22, 1944
Gustaf J Davidson
around 1874 - Jun 4, 1900
Gustav Davidson
around 1895 - Aug 20, 1896
Gustav Davidson
around 1874 - Apr 15, 1920
Gustave Davidson
around 1867 - Jun 30, 1896
Gwendoline L Davidson
around 1895 - Jul 9, 1927
Gwendolyn Davidson
around 1905 - Aug 30, 1921
Hannah Davidson
around 1825 - Sep 26, 1894
Hannah Davidson
around 1864 - Mar 9, 1920
Hannah Davidson
around 1857 - Aug 14, 1926
Hannah Davidson
around 1912 - Apr 13, 1940
Hannah Davidson
around 1859 - Jul 30, 1946
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