Priscilla Davis (1920 - 2007)

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Marrero, Jefferson County, Louisiana

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Susan Marie Hett

Susan Marie Hett

Thelma Ritter

Thelma Ritter

Thelma Ritter

Thelma Ritter

Hattie McDaniel and Bette Davis

Hattie McDaniel and Bette Davis

Major Baisden and Goldia Davis

Major Baisden and Goldia Davis

Bill Davis

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Erdene Louise (Dolan) Davis

Erdene Louise (Dolan) Davis

Erdene Louise (Dolan) Davis

Erdene Louise (Dolan) Davis

Hartley Davis

Hartley Davis

Omer F Davis

Omer F Davis

Omer F Davis

Omer F Davis

Omer Davis

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Miki L Takahashi Susan Marie Hett Thelma Ritter Thelma Ritter

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1920 - In the year that Priscilla Davis was born, 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.

1937 - At the age of 17 years old, Priscilla was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

1964 - Priscilla was 44 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

1984 - She was 64 years old when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

1985 - She was 65 years old when in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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Priscilla Davis died on February 20, 2007 at 86 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Priscilla. She was born on March 18, 1920. We are unaware of information about Priscilla's family or relationships. We know that Priscilla Davis had been residing in Marrero, Jefferson County, Louisiana.

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