Melville Henry Davis

(1911 - 1934)

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Melville Henry Davis
1911 - 1934
Born
1911
Death
1934
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melville Henry Davis was born in 1911. He was born to Davis Ralph Harris Davis and Elizabeth Edwards Davis. He died in 1934 in Melbourne, Australia at age 23.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Melville Henry Davis passed away in 1934 in Melbourne, Australia at 23 years of age. He was born in 1911. He was born to Davis Ralph Harris Davis and Elizabeth Edwards Davis.

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In 1911, in the year that Melville Henry Davis was born, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1920, he was merely 9 years old when speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1922, Melville was only 11 years old when on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1934, in the year of Melville Henry Davis's passing, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

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