Nelle Davis (1894 - 1980)

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Nelle Davis
1894 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Nelle Davis was born on March 4, 1894. She died in December 1980 at 86 years of age. We know that Nelle Davis had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington.


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Nelle Davis passed away in December 1980 at 86 years old. She was born on March 4, 1894. We are unaware of information about Nelle's family. We know that Nelle Davis had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington.
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In 1894, in the year that Nelle Davis was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1937, by the time she was 43 years old, 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 1946, Nelle was 52 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1979, she was 85 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1980, in the year of Nelle Davis's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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Apr 7, 1917 - Oct 22, 2008
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Sep 10, 1912 - Jan 2, 1996
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Sarah Davis
Oct 31, 1898 - November 1984
Bremerton, Washington
Mildred N Davis
Jul 28, 1909 - Apr 23, 1992
Stanley Davis
Oct 21, 1908 - September 1976
Seattle, Washington
Arthur Davis
Nov 15, 1874 - May 1972
Seattle, Washington
Catherine Davis
Jan 29, 1904 - May 1977
Seattle, Washington
Theodora Davis
Feb 1, 1926 - January 1989
Seattle, WA
Blanche B Davis
Sep 4, 1909 - Dec 1, 1994
Seattle, WA
Jake Davis
Mar 5, 1887 - October 1976
Malvern, Iowa
Pollie Davis
Oct 20, 1902 - April 1973
Bremerton, Washington
Margaret v Davis
May 4, 1925 - Feb 14, 2009
Spokane, WA
Kathryn Davis
Apr 10, 1904 - Oct 24, 1989
Snohomish, WA
Mary E Davis
Jan 9, 1924 - Jan 15, 2010
Castle Rock, WA
Dorothy Jean Davis
May 1, 1927 - Sep 7, 2009
Sumner, Washington
Helen Davis
Aug 22, 1910 - September 1987
Longview, Washington
James C Davis
Mar 14, 1922 - Dec 21, 2001
Santa Rosa, CA
Herb Davis
Jan 20, 1898 - December 1977
Tucson, Arizona
Catherine Davis
Jul 2, 1902 - February 1985
Seattle, Washington

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