Lelia Davis (1889 - 1970)

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Lelia Davis
1889 - 1970
updated February 06, 2019
Lelia Davis was born on January 15, 1889. She died in October 1970 at 81 years of age. We know that Lelia Davis had been residing in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.


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Lelia Davis died in October 1970 at 81 years old. She was born on January 15, 1889. There is no information about Lelia's immediate family. We know that Lelia Davis had been residing in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.
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In 1889, in the year that Lelia Davis was born, on February 22nd, President Cleveland signed a bill allowing North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington to become states. North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states on November 2nd, Montana became the 41st state on November 8th, and Washington became the 42nd state on November 11th.

In 1892, when she was just 3 years old, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1937, at the age of 48 years old, Lelia was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1944, she was 55 years old when 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 1970, in the year of Lelia Davis's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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Oct 10, 1903 - April 1989
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Dec 24, 1885 - November 1963
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Jun 6, 1915 - June 1980
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Jan 10, 1912 - Apr 19, 1997
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Jul 2, 1927 - Oct 18, 2005
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Mar 8, 1925 - Feb 28, 2010
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Jun 7, 1920 - Jun 20, 2006
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Robert Davis
Oct 4, 1916 - March 1954
Elmer Davis
Jun 29, 1924 - December 1967
Lillie R Davis
Feb 17, 1926 - Sep 12, 1999
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Jack T Davis
Sep 7, 1923 - Jun 22, 1997
Louisville, KY
Earl M Davis
Nov 9, 1923 - Dec 14, 1999
Lewisburg, TN
Ozelle Davis
Dec 14, 1908 - Apr 24, 1994
Pulaski, TN
Mildred E Davis
Feb 16, 1928 - May 1992
Walter C Davis
Jan 20, 1925 - Jun 7, 1996
Lawrenceburg, TN
James A Davis
Jun 25, 1924 - Oct 22, 1991
James H Davis
Jun 26, 1911 - Mar 10, 1990
Chapel Hill, NC

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