Harry Davis (1907 - 1967)

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Harry Davis
1907 - 1967
updated February 06, 2019
Harry Davis was born on October 10, 1907. He died in October 1967 at age 59. We know that Harry Davis had been residing in Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania.


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Harry Davis passed away in October 1967 at 59 years old. He was born on October 10, 1907. We have no information about Harry's surviving family. We know that Harry Davis had been residing in Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
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In 1907, in the year that Harry Davis was born, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1925, he was 18 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1935, when he was 28 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1944, when he was 37 years old, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1967, in the year of Harry Davis's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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Harry John Davis
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Harry William Davis
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Harry Sidney Davis
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Harry Reginald Davis
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Harry Redwood Davis
around 1905 - Jun 9, 1940
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around 1919 - Jun 1, 1943
Harry John Davis
around 1925 - Apr 11, 1944
Harry Jack Davis
around 1923 - Jul 16, 1944
Harry Herbert Davis
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Harry Henry Davis
Died: Jan 15, 1945
Harry Hardy Davis
around 1916 - Jun 20, 1940
Harry George Ernest Davis
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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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May 16, 1898 - July 1969
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Evangeline Davis
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Berry Davis
Jun 18, 1913 - Jun 8, 1996
Prospect Park, PA
Willie Davis
Feb 25, 1892 - November 1965
Elwood L Davis
Jan 30, 1926 - Jan 20, 1982
Katie Davis
Sep 23, 1924 - Jun 24, 2005
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Rosa L Davis
Aug 2, 1910 - Jul 19, 2007
Media, PA
Rosalie Davis
Jun 13, 1927 - February 1992
Harriet Davis
Jan 18, 1912 - February 1976
Warrington, PA
Samuel U Davis
Sep 10, 1929 - Feb 28, 1997
Philadelphia, PA
Cora Davis
Apr 25, 1904 - February 1982
Philadelphia, PA
Helen B Davis
Apr 23, 1915 - May 20, 2008
Philadelphia, PA
Margaret Davis
Oct 22, 1925 - Jan 30, 2009
Philadelphia, PA
Herbert Davis
Dec 5, 1897 - May 1980
Philadelphia, PA
Mary E Davis
Feb 24, 1921 - Dec 24, 1996
McKeesport, PA
Eunice P Davis
Aug 29, 1916 - May 1, 2010
Spring House, PA
Mary Davis
Jun 28, 1912 - August 1980
Philadelphia, PA

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