James W Davis (1914 - 1991)

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James W Davis
1914 - 1991
updated February 06, 2019
James W Davis was born on December 28, 1914. He died on July 15, 1991 at 76 years old.

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James W Davis passed away on July 15, 1991 at 76 years old. He was born on December 28, 1914. We are unaware of information about James's family.
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In 1914, in the year that James W Davis was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1934, James was 20 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1964, when he was 50 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1978, when he was 64 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1991, in the year of James W Davis's passing, on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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around 1904 - Jan 5, 1945
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around 1896 - May 9, 1917

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Sep 1, 1915 - Dec 28, 2002
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Mar 24, 1919 - September 1980
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William Davis
Jun 1, 1907 - April 1987
High Point, NC
Robert Davis
Sep 26, 1910 - Feb 6, 2002
Philadelphia, PA
Ira H Davis
Jun 8, 1907 - Oct 9, 1996
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Helen K Davis
Jan 21, 1913 - Nov 22, 2007
Allison Park, PA
Helen D Davis
Aug 29, 1908 - Jun 30, 1989
McKeesport, PA
J E Davis
Aug 27, 1905 - Apr 11, 1998
Boca Raton, FL
John Davis
Feb 27, 1892 - April 1979
Hollywood, FL
Maynard v Davis
Apr 10, 1904 - Jan 16, 1999
Williamsport, PA
Jack B Davis
Jul 10, 1903 - June 1989
Eastlake, OH
Harry J Davis
Sep 13, 1900 - Jun 12, 1989
McKeesport, PA
Wm Davis
Oct 4, 1908 - November 1985
Dravosburg, PA
Clarence Davis
Jul 24, 1906 - December 1979
McKeesport, PA
William E Davis
Mar 29, 1917 - Jan 25, 1999
Cleveland, OH
Richard L Davis
Jan 18, 1914 - Apr 18, 1992
Edward A Davis
Oct 16, 1912 - Mar 8, 1990
Florence C Davis
Jan 21, 1917 - Jul 29, 2007
McKeesport, PA
Edward Davis
Dec 18, 1908 - January 1971
Glassport, PA

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