Mary Davis (1885 - 1973)

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Mary Davis
1885 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Davis was born on January 7, 1885. She died in January 1973 at age 87. We know that Mary Davis had been residing in Notasulga, Macon County, Alabama.


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Mary Davis passed away in January 1973 at 87 years of age. She was born on January 7, 1885. We are unaware of information about Mary's family. We know that Mary Davis had been residing in Notasulga, Macon County, Alabama.
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In 1885, in the year that Mary Davis was born, on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

In 1904, by the time she was 19 years old, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1925, Mary was 40 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 1965, she was 80 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1973, in the year of Mary Davis's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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Alma Davis
Oct 23, 1900 - July 1979
Kennedy, Alabama
Mae J Davis
Jun 12, 1898 - Feb 15, 1994
Montgomery, AL
Reecie Davis
Dec 21, 1899 - December 1985
Grand Bay, Alabama
Lula Davis
Aug 4, 1884 - May 1981
Montgomery, Alabama
Sarah E Davis
Dec 25, 1900 - Dec 28, 1990
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Oct 8, 1890 - October 1985
Flomaton, Alabama
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Nov 24, 1902 - February 1986
Montgomery, Alabama
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Mar 13, 1898 - May 1987
Gadsden, Alabama
Mae Davis
Feb 13, 1905 - July 1977
Birmingham, Alabama
Fremond Davis
May 25, 1902 - May 1977
Adamsville, Alabama
Carrie Davis
May 8, 1900 - June 1983
Minter, Alabama
Lula Davis
Nov 29, 1902 - Feb 21, 1999
Nauvoo, AL
Effie Davis
Jun 5, 1894 - January 1977
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Lillian Davis
Mar 10, 1902 - January 1973
Samson, Alabama
Nannie Davis
Aug 30, 1887 - July 1975
West Point, Mississippi
Dollie R Davis
Sep 1, 1900 - May 26, 1991
Memphis, TN
Jimmie Davis
Oct 27, 1896 - April 1978
Montgomery, Alabama
Mary E Davis
Oct 15, 1905 - Apr 21, 1992
Tavie Davis
Mar 21, 1902 - Aug 16, 1994
Hanceville, AL
Ella Davis
Oct 20, 1888 - September 1983
Hurtsboro, Alabama

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Oct 6, 1900 - September 1978
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Oct 8, 1911 - Sep 15, 2003
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Double Springs, Alabama
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Nov 11, 1905 - February 1984
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