Leland Davis (1897 - 1977)

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Leland Davis
1897 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
Leland Davis was born on June 14, 1897. He died in March 1977 at 79 years of age. We know that Leland Davis had been residing in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.


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Leland Davis passed away in March 1977 at 79 years old. He was born on June 14, 1897. There is no information about Leland's surviving family. We know that Leland Davis had been residing in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
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In 1897, in the year that Leland Davis was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1900, Leland was merely 3 years old when the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his book (written in 1899) "The Interpretation of Dreams". Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud in May of 1856, is the "father of psychoanalysis". Although he was a medical doctor, he was fascinated with the psyche and hypothesized the existence of the id, the ego, the superego, the libido, the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, and more. These are concepts that are still used by modern psychology.

In 1915, at the age of 18 years old, Leland was alive when in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1953, when he was 56 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1977, in the year of Leland Davis's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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Leland Davis
Born: around 1927
South Carolina, United States
Leland A Davis
Born: around 1926
Georgia, United States
Leland Davis
Born: around 1927
New York, United States
Leland R Davis
Born: around 1925
California, United States
Leland R Davis
Born: around 1924
California, United States
Leland E Davis
Born: around 1922
Washington, United States
Leland W Jr Davis
Born: around 1920
California, United States
Leland L Davis
Born: around 1922
Iowa, United States
Leland W Davis
Born: around 1915
Missouri, United States
Leland H Davis
Born: around 1921
United States
Leland E Davis
Born: around 1918
United States
Leland Davis
Born: around 1911
Indiana, United States
Leland E Davis
Born: around 1923
Indiana, United States
Leland L Davis
Born: around 1914
Indiana, United States
Leland v Davis
Born: around 1920
North Carolina, United States
Leland Davis
Born: around 1925
Florida, United States
Leland C Davis
Born: around 1923
North Carolina, United States
Leland L Davis
Born: around 1922
Tennessee, United States
Leland E Davis
Born: around 1920
North Carolina, United States
Leland L Davis
Born: around 1921
South Carolina, United States

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Ellen Davis
Nov 3, 1884 - March 1971
Brooklyn, NY
E Davis
Dec 9, 1939 - August 1994
Ira Davis
Mar 19, 1944 - Aug 31, 2008
Richmond, CA
Agnes Davis
Nov 9, 1906 - September 1973
Catskill, NY
Frederic S Davis
Apr 12, 1942 - Oct 8, 2003
Leesburg, FL
William Davis
May 31, 1888 - February 1974
Schenectady, NY
Jacqueline A Davis
Nov 10, 1942 - Jun 4, 1996
Ruby E Davis
Dec 29, 1916 - Aug 13, 2007
Watertown, NY
Kathryn Davis
May 19, 1884 - September 1979
Hornell, NY
Richard J Davis
Nov 5, 1944 - Nov 1, 1984
A M Davis
Jul 3, 1945 - Oct 15, 1994
Brooklyn, NY
Wilbert L Davis
Feb 8, 1946 - Nov 18, 2008
Toms River, NJ
John Davis
Aug 31, 1943 - Sep 23, 2007
Brooklyn, NY
Aleane Davis
Sep 29, 1946 - Mar 13, 2005
Highland Park, NJ
Dianne Davis
Dec 8, 1946 - May 8, 2010
New York, NY
Joseph Davis
Sep 27, 1946 - November 1975
Joann Davis
Aug 9, 1946 - October 1977
Leon Davis
Dec 12, 1945 - October 1985
New York, NY
Shirley A Davis
Dec 19, 1946 - Feb 16, 2003
Newport News, VA
A C Davis Sr
Aug 6, 1948 - May 1997

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