Paul Davis (1903 - 1977)

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Paul Davis
1903 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
Paul Davis was born on May 6, 1903. He died in August 1977 at age 74. We know that Paul Davis had been residing in Greenview, Menard County, Illinois.


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Paul Davis died in August 1977 at age 74. He was born on May 6, 1903. We have no information about Paul's surviving family. We know that Paul Davis had been residing in Greenview, Menard County, Illinois.
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In 1903, in the year that Paul Davis was born, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1911, Paul was only 8 years old when the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1923, by the time he was 20 years old, on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1944, at the age of 41 years old, Paul was alive when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1977, in the year of Paul Davis's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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Ohio, United States
Paul M Davis
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Indiana, United States
Paul H Davis
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South Carolina, United States
Paul Davis
Born: around 1927
South Carolina, United States
Paul S Davis
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North Carolina, United States
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Born: around 1927
North Carolina, United States
Paul M Davis
Born: around 1927
Tennessee, United States
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Born: around 1916
Tennessee, United States
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Born: around 1926
Tennessee, United States
Paul W Davis
Born: around 1927
Florida, United States
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Frankie Davis
Oct 19, 1910 - April 1978
Greenview, Illinois
Rhoda M Davis
Sep 5, 1888 - Nov 26, 1993
Ashland, WI
William Davis
Jan 2, 1878 - December 1972
Springfield, Illinois
Dean D Davis
May 31, 1937 - Apr 7, 2003
Douglas Allan Davis
Sep 9, 1938 - Dec 3, 2010
Tucson, Arizona
Clarence Davis
Oct 28, 1896 - January 1982
Alexis, Illinois
Louis L Davis
Dec 25, 1889 - Nov 1, 1956
Alvin Davis
Apr 21, 1938 - May 1974
Phyllis A Davis
Jun 19, 1941 - Dec 8, 2009
Sycamore, IL
Ardis Davis
Aug 22, 1936 - March 1978
Poland, Indiana
Harry Davis
Aug 2, 1886 - March 1979
Mulberry Grove, Illinois
Curtis W Davis
Jul 23, 1941 - Oct 27, 2005
Loraine, IL
Lillie Davis
Sep 23, 1892 - November 1979
Camden, Illinois
Lindsey Eugene Davis
Jan 15, 1941 - May 5, 2011
Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Ruth Anne A Davis
Sep 9, 1942 - Dec 4, 2007
Denver, CO
Naomi M Davis
Sep 27, 1912 - Oct 6, 2006
Clayton, IL
Pearl Davis
Feb 28, 1874 - June 1965
Robert Davis
Feb 10, 1942 - November 1968
Kumiko Davis
Feb 25, 1929 - Dec 29, 2005
San Jose, California
Joseph Davis
Feb 7, 1938 - March 1974

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Frankie Davis
Oct 19, 1910 - April 1978
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Arthur L Jackson
Dec 18, 1913 - Oct 5, 1991
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Edwin Tuecke
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Beardstown, Illinois
Oliver Jackson
Jan 17, 1895 - June 1972
Carlinville, Illinois
Cora Link
Sep 13, 1883 - June 1969
Springfield, Illinois
Emma Howard
Dec 9, 1884 - January 1977
Beardstown, Illinois
Glenn Hemann
May 14, 1915 - September 1984
Litchfield, Illinois
Joseph C Hague
Mar 28, 1906 - Dec 11, 1993
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Arthur Cody
Aug 27, 1880 - May 1971
Jacksonville, Illinois
Elmer Leimbach
Nov 29, 1893 - February 1970
Lincoln, Illinois
James Powers
Feb 15, 1939 - March 1970
Marvin C Ackerman
Jun 2, 1924 - Jan 21, 2002
Lincoln, IL
Annetta J Pattison
Sep 21, 1939 - Mar 10, 1996
Hermitage, TN
Minnie Kahl
Apr 21, 1907 - April 1980
Litchfield, Illinois
Charles E Thursby
Aug 10, 1916 - Jan 16, 2001
Palmyra, IL
Louis Swiney
Oct 20, 1893 - February 1973
Pana, Illinois
Myrtle Lee
Apr 16, 1910 - August 1987
Springfield, Illinois
Henry Snyder
Dec 1, 1890 - November 1985
Farmersville, Illinois
Clarence Mcward
Jan 17, 1894 - July 1974
Morrisonville, Illinois
Lester Martin
Dec 25, 1897 - December 1980
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