Harry Davis (1896 - 1976)

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Harry Davis
1896 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Harry Davis was born on July 4, 1896. He died in May 1976 at 79 years of age. We know that Harry Davis had been residing in Oreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.


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Harry Davis passed away in May 1976 at age 79. He was born on July 4, 1896. We are unaware of information about Harry's surviving family. We know that Harry Davis had been residing in Oreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
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In 1896, in the year that Harry 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 1904, he was merely 8 years old when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1934, by the time he was 38 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1966, at the age of 70 years old, Harry was alive when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1976, in the year of Harry Davis's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Harry John Davis
Dec 31, 1893 - Nov 27, 1971
Harry William Davis
around 1897 - Feb 29, 1944
Harry William Davis
around 1919 - Dec 19, 1942
Harry Walter Davis
Died: Apr 28, 1944
Harry Sidney Davis
Died: Sep 25, 1915
Harry Samuel Davis
Died: Dec 24, 1944
Harry Reginald Davis
around 1894 - Nov 13, 1916
Harry Redwood Davis
around 1905 - Jun 9, 1940
Harry Llewellyn Davis
around 1919 - Jun 1, 1943
Harry John Davis
around 1925 - Apr 11, 1944
Harry Jack Davis
around 1923 - Jul 16, 1944
Harry Herbert Davis
Died: Jun 5, 1915
Harry Henry Davis
Died: Jan 15, 1945
Harry Hardy Davis
around 1916 - Jun 20, 1940
Harry George Ernest Davis
Died: Nov 10, 1940
Harry George Davis
around 1898 - Jul 28, 1917
Harry Douglas Davis
around 1918 - Aug 21, 1943
Harry Bullard Davis
around 1893 - Dec 8, 1947
Harry Bridgeman Davis
around 1879 - Aug 5, 1917
Harry Bentley Davis
around 1917 - Sep 5, 1940

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John L Davis
Oct 16, 1914 - Dec 11, 1993
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Harold E Davis
Mar 22, 1919 - Jul 9, 2005
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Garrison Davis
Feb 17, 1909 - August 1968
Orangeville, PA
Katherine Davis
Oct 13, 1919 - November 1982
Newtown Square, PA
George Davis
Jun 29, 1904 - February 1975
Philadelphia, PA
Sophie Davis
Jul 6, 1919 - March 1983
Bethlehem, PA
Kenneth Davis
Oct 7, 1908 - August 1980
Levittown, PA
Homer Davis
Jul 24, 1900 - January 1966
James Davis
Dec 17, 1912 - Dec 5, 1992
Philadelphia, PA
Alice A Davis
Feb 28, 1912 - Aug 6, 2010
Philadelphia, PA
Walter Davis
Jul 16, 1913 - September 1964
James Davis
Nov 25, 1916 - November 1980
Philadelphia, PA
Howell J Davis
Jul 7, 1918 - Aug 11, 2000
Mount Dora, FL
Samuel Davis
Aug 21, 1886 - July 1969
Miami Beach, FL
Gertrude Davis
Sep 24, 1887 - August 1980
Maple Shade, NJ
Thomas F Davis
Sep 29, 1917 - Oct 25, 1991
Margaret Davis
Dec 6, 1884 - January 1968
Hazleton, PA
Alfred Davis
Aug 8, 1910 - August 1986
Augusta, GA
J B Davis
Oct 14, 1912 - Dec 5, 2003
Melvin Village, NH
Maybelle Davis
Dec 7, 1897 - August 1989
Philadelphia, PA

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Vincent A Peters
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Bruce H G Dewoolfson
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Apr 27, 1920 - December 1979
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