Paul Davis (1904 - 1987)

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Paul Davis
1904 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Paul Davis was born on April 27, 1904. He died in April 1987 at 82 years of age. We know that Paul Davis had been residing in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.


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Paul Davis died in April 1987 at age 82. He was born on April 27, 1904. There is no information about Paul's immediate family. We know that Paul Davis had been residing in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.
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In 1904, in the year that Paul Davis was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1917, by the time he was just 13 years old, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1940, at the age of 36 years old, Paul was alive when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1951, by the time he was 47 years old, 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 1987, in the year of Paul Davis's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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around 1923 - Feb 10, 1945
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Michigan, United States
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Kentucky, United States
Paul E Davis
Born: around 1927
Indiana, United States
Paul H Davis
Born: around 1925
Ohio, United States
Paul M Davis
Born: around 1927
Indiana, United States
Paul H Davis
Born: around 1926
Ohio, United States
Paul J Davis
Born: around 1925
Ohio, United States
Paul Davis
Born: around 1927
South Carolina, United States
Paul Davis
Born: around 1927
South Carolina, United States
Paul S Davis
Born: around 1927
North Carolina, United States
Paul Stanley Davis
Born: around 1927
North Carolina, United States
Paul M Davis
Born: around 1927
Tennessee, United States
Paul Wilson Davis
Born: around 1916
Tennessee, United States
Paul Davis
Born: around 1926
Tennessee, United States
Paul W Davis
Born: around 1927
Florida, United States
Paul Sr Davis
Born: around 1916
South Carolina, United States

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Hubert G Davis
Jun 12, 1904 - Sep 29, 1990
Hugh Davis
Sep 8, 1902 - July 1981
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Clyde E Davis
Sep 27, 1908 - Oct 2, 2001
Gallatin, TN
Sallie Davis
Dec 11, 1886 - February 1977
Memphis, Tennessee
Mattie W Davis
Feb 7, 1904 - December 1988
Red Boiling Springs, TN
Cora Davis
Oct 27, 1898 - July 1984
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Katherine Davis
Sep 27, 1894 - February 1979
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Frances Davis
Dec 6, 1910 - October 1975
Jellico, Tennessee
Allie M Davis
Dec 9, 1905 - December 1987
Memphis, TN
Ludie Davis
Jul 18, 1888 - November 1980
Columbia, Tennessee
Mary A Davis
May 31, 1907 - Feb 12, 2010
Crossville, TN
Martha Davis
Aug 15, 1886 - October 1972
Lebanon, Tennessee
Katie Davis
Dec 2, 1890 - June 1978
Winchester, Tennessee
Gertrude Davis
Mar 21, 1905 - Jun 19, 1998
Paris, TN
Lizzie Davis
Feb 28, 1879 - February 1973
Clarksville, Tennessee
Ellen R Davis
Oct 20, 1895 - May 29, 1995
Reliance, TN
Ethel J Davis
Jul 24, 1912 - Jul 21, 2002
Strunk, KY
Melvina Davis
Jul 9, 1902 - August 1987
Speedwell, Tennessee
Nettie Davis
May 19, 1887 - August 1975
La Follette, Tennessee
Lubie Davis
Oct 1, 1897 - March 1977
Friendship, Tennessee

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Walter M Boatman
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Zephyrhills, FL
James Nighbert
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Virgil H Gentry
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Jesse Elza
Jun 22, 1916 - February 1964
Howard King
Sep 2, 1915 - July 1987
Powell, Tennessee
Blanch L Franklin
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Carrie Wilde
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Maryville, Tennessee
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