Melville Urquhart Davis

(1909 - 1947)

A photo of Melville Urquhart Davis
Melville Urquhart Davis
1909 - 1947
Born
September 18, 1909
Death
February 13, 1947
Summary
Melville Urquhart Davis was born on September 18, 1909. He died on February 13, 1947 at 37 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
+ Add to this collaborative biography to show & tell Melville's life with your memories & stories.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, family stories, & photos so that Melville is always remembered.
Biography
Melville Urquhart Davis
Most commonly known name
Melville Urquhart Davis
Full name
Nickname(s) or aliases
Male
Gender
Melville Davis was born on
Birth
Melville Davis died on
Death
Melville Davis was born on
Melville Davis died on
Birth
Death
Los Angeles National Cemetery Section 259 Row D Site 15 950 South Sepulveda Boulevard, in Los Angeles, California 90049
Burial / Funeral
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Melville Davis?
View other bios of people named Melville Davis

Melville's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Davis family tree.

Melville's Family

Parent
Parent
Melville Urquhart Davis
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends:

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Melville.

Share Melville's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

Melville Urquhart Davis passed away on February 13, 1947 at 37 years old. He was buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery Section 259 Row D Site 15, Los Angeles, California. He was born on September 18, 1909. We are unaware of information about Melville's immediate family.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Melville's lifetime.

In 1909, in the year that Melville Urquhart Davis was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1916, he was only 7 years old when the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1921, Melville was merely 12 years old when on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1930, by the time he was 21 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1947, in the year of Melville Urquhart Davis's passing, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

Other Melville Davis

Bio
c. 1909 - Unknown 1909 - ?
Bio
c. 1910 - Unknown 1910 - ?
Bio
c. 1918 - Unknown 1918 - ?
Bio
1911 - 1934 1911 - 1934
Bio
Unknown - 1925 ? - 1925

Other Davis

Bio
Oct 29, 1918 - Mar 30, 1968 1918 - 1968
Bio
Unknown - Jul 16, 1931 ? - 1931
Bio
Dec 31, 1969 - Jul 18, 1952 1969 - 1952
Bio
Unknown - Dec 23, 1937 ? - 1937
Bio
Unknown - Dec 12, 1918 ? - 1918
Bio
Unknown - May 23, 1942 ? - 1942
Bio
Sep 23, 1921 - Sep 7, 1976 1921 - 1976
Bio
Dec 31, 1969 - Oct 19, 1960 1969 - 1960
Bio
Dec 31, 1969 - Jul 14, 1975 1969 - 1975
Bio
Sep 21, 1912 - Mar 17, 1971 1912 - 1971
Bio
Feb 16, 1942 - Nov 20, 1974 1942 - 1974
Bio
Dec 31, 1969 - May 15, 1981 1969 - 1981
Bio
Dec 5, 1909 - Sep 16, 1974 1909 - 1974
Bio
Unknown - Mar 31, 1913 ? - 1913
Bio
Dec 31, 1969 - May 22, 1963 1969 - 1963
Bio
Dec 31, 1969 - Jan 21, 1965 1969 - 1965
Bio
Sep 28, 1925 - Jan 26, 1959 1925 - 1959
Bio
Dec 31, 1969 - Nov 7, 1956 1969 - 1956

Other Bios

Bio
Oct 29, 1918 - Mar 30, 1968 1918 - 1968
Bio
Unknown - Jul 16, 1931 ? - 1931
Bio
Dec 31, 1969 - Jul 18, 1952 1969 - 1952
Bio
Unknown - Dec 23, 1937 ? - 1937
Bio
Unknown - Dec 12, 1918 ? - 1918
Bio
Unknown - May 23, 1942 ? - 1942
Bio
Sep 23, 1921 - Sep 7, 1976 1921 - 1976
Bio
Dec 31, 1969 - Oct 19, 1960 1969 - 1960
Bio
Dec 31, 1969 - Jul 14, 1975 1969 - 1975
Bio
Sep 21, 1912 - Mar 17, 1971 1912 - 1971
Bio
Feb 16, 1942 - Nov 20, 1974 1942 - 1974
Bio
Aug 23, 1955 - Jul 7, 2004 1955 - 2004
Bio
Sep 20, 1933 - Jul 10, 2004 1933 - 2004
Bio
Dec 31, 1969 - May 15, 1981 1969 - 1981
Bio
Feb 14, 1903 - Nov 21, 1953 1903 - 1953
Bio
Dec 5, 1909 - Sep 16, 1974 1909 - 1974
Bio
Mar 16, 1926 - Jun 15, 2004 1926 - 2004
Bio
Unknown - Mar 31, 1913 ? - 1913
Bio
Dec 31, 1969 - May 22, 1963 1969 - 1963
Bio
Dec 31, 1969 - Jan 21, 1965 1969 - 1965
Pets: Our Ancestors' Buddies
Social media is full of pictures of our pets. And they - dogs, cats, horses, and others - have always been who we turn fo...
These Crazy Photos of Our Ancestors Need Explanation
Laughter is good for the soul - and as we now know, according to scientists and doctors, the body. Our ancestors intuitive...
Visual History of Voting in the United States
Most Americans have their first voting experience in school - class president, vice-president, and other officers are chos...
Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top