Sam Davis (1893 - 1973)

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Sam Davis
1893 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Sam Davis was born on August 22, 1893. He died in November 1973 at age 80. We know that Sam Davis had been residing in Dongola, Union County, Illinois.


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Sam Davis passed away in November 1973 at age 80. He was born on August 22, 1893. There is no information about Sam's surviving family. We know that Sam Davis had been residing in Dongola, Union County, Illinois.
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In 1893, in the year that Sam Davis was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1903, by the time he was just 10 years old, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1916, by the time he was 23 years old, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1944, Sam was 51 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1973, in the year of Sam Davis's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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Missouri, United States

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Jul 6, 1900 - January 1966
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May 23, 1915 - May 7, 1999
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Mar 21, 1917 - August 1982
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Jun 5, 1905 - July 1976
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Carl K Davis
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Lloyd Davis
Jan 31, 1917 - January 1978
Hartville, Missouri
Ralph W Davis
Mar 23, 1901 - Aug 15, 1987
Bronx, NY
Fred Davis
Apr 17, 1886 - September 1967
Flint, Michigan
Bert Davis
Jun 24, 1889 - November 1965
Detroit, Michigan
Junior Davis
Nov 15, 1916 - April 1981
Center Line, Michigan
Fred Davis
Jul 4, 1900 - November 1969
Detroit, Michigan
Francis Davis
Aug 25, 1893 - April 1967
Detroit, Michigan

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