Melville Davis

(1895 - 1965)

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Melville Davis
1895 - 1965
Born
March 16, 1895
Death
May 1965
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Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50314
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Melville Davis was born on March 16, 1895. He died in May 1965 at 70 years old. We know that Melville Davis had been residing in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50314.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Melville Davis died in May 1965 at 70 years old. He was born on March 16, 1895. There is no information about Melville's family. We know that Melville Davis had been residing in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50314.

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In 1895, in the year that Melville Davis was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1901, at the age of merely 6 years old, Melville was alive when shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1941, when he was 46 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1951, Melville was 56 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1965, in the year of Melville Davis's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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