John Davis (1908 - 1980)

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John Davis
1908 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
John Davis was born on January 28, 1908. He died in February 1980 at 72 years old. We know that John Davis had been residing in Hot Springs National Park, Garland County, Arkansas 71901.


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John Davis died in February 1980 at age 72. He was born on January 28, 1908. There is no information about John's family. We know that John Davis had been residing in Hot Springs National Park, Garland County, Arkansas 71901.
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In 1908, in the year that John Davis was born, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1925, he was 17 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 1967, he was 59 years old when 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.

In 1974, at the age of 66 years old, John was alive when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1980, in the year of John Davis's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Tode Davis
Apr 7, 1895 - December 1965
Zola M Davis
Nov 24, 1900 - Apr 4, 1991
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Peter L Davis
Nov 12, 1910 - Jan 20, 2005
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Josephine W Davis
Apr 19, 1907 - April 1991
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Loma Davis
Mar 27, 1895 - October 1969
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
Jessie Davis
Dec 4, 1903 - February 1969
Los Angeles, California
Ethel Davis
Apr 17, 1905 - Oct 29, 1990
Floyd Davis
Aug 5, 1904 - May 1980
Port Neches, Texas
Theadie M Davis
Sep 29, 1909 - Sep 6, 2001
Jonesboro, AR
Ernest Davis
Oct 3, 1879 - October 1967
Henderson, Kentucky
Marion A Davis
Nov 30, 1919 - May 11, 1996
Jonesboro, AR
Lloyd H Davis
Nov 18, 1905 - Oct 18, 1991
Lloyd Davis
Sep 6, 1906 - February 1982
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Clyde Davis
Feb 27, 1900 - August 1973
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Drusia Davis
Sep 11, 1900 - Aug 8, 1992
Fort Worth, TX
Elizabeth A Davis
Aug 29, 1913 - Dec 12, 2003
Little Rock, AR
Arthur Davis
Jan 25, 1889 - March 1973
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Dudley Davis
Sep 30, 1902 - May 1967
Little Rock, Arkansas
Haywood Davis
Mar 20, 1909 - Apr 5, 1995
San Diego, CA
Robert Davis
Mar 2, 1900 - July 1972
Chicago, Illinois

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Nov 12, 1902 - Jul 11, 1994
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Sep 5, 1909 - June 1987
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George Pakis
Oct 7, 1894 - June 1978
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Jonnie D Barrett
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Virginia Smith
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Bernice W Small
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El Paso, Texas
Laura Dalton
Jun 23, 1898 - May 5, 1994
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Nona Schrader
Mar 22, 1886 - September 1963
Max L Mcadams
Jan 4, 1920 - Oct 20, 2003
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Johnnie W Muckleroy
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Edward Smith
Dec 22, 1917 - May 4, 1993
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Emory Wood
Apr 19, 1903 - January 1983
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
Ted Wright
Aug 23, 1912 - August 1980
Orangevale, California
Clyde Wright
Jun 10, 1890 - April 1970
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Conner Scott
Oct 28, 1897 - November 1968
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