Sam Davis (1896 - 1980)

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Sam Davis
1896 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Sam Davis was born on September 13, 1896. He died in July 1980 at 83 years old. We know that Sam Davis had been residing in Marvell, Phillips County, Arkansas.


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Sam Davis died in July 1980 at 83 years old. He was born on September 13, 1896. We are unaware of information about Sam's immediate family. We know that Sam Davis had been residing in Marvell, Phillips County, Arkansas.
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In 1896, in the year that Sam Davis was born, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

In 1926, by the time he was 30 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1935, when he was 39 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1954, at the age of 58 years old, Sam was alive when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1980, in the year of Sam Davis's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Sam Davis
Born: around 1927
Mississippi, United States
Sam M Davis
Born: around 1917
Mississippi, United States
Sam W Sr Davis
Born: around 1924
Alabama, United States
Sam Davis
Born: around 1926
Alabama, United States
Sam Davis
Born: around 1920
New York, United States
Sam Davis
Born: around 1907
New York, United States
Sam R Davis
Born: around 1922
California, United States
Sam Davis
Born: around 1906
California, United States
Sam P Davis
Born: around 1924
Texas, United States
Sam Davis
Born: around 1909
Mississippi, United States
Sam Davis
Born: around 1919
Louisiana, United States
Sam Davis
Born: around 1915
Louisiana, United States
Sam D Davis
Born: around 1900
Arkansas, United States
Sam C Davis
Born: around 1911
Texas, United States
Sam Davis
Born: around 1910
Texas, United States
Sam J Davis
Born: around 1916
Texas, United States
Sam D Davis
Born: around 1919
Iowa, United States
Sam Davis
Born: around 1916
Missouri, United States

Other Davises

Will Davis
Mar 21, 1921 - October 1973
Luther Davis
Dec 17, 1923 - July 1980
Walter Davis
Dec 16, 1907 - September 1985
Englewood, Colorado
Robert H Davis
May 3, 1926 - Mar 18, 1993
Oklahoma City, OK
Everett H Davis
Jul 1, 1923 - Feb 12, 1985
Harold Davis
Dec 9, 1925 - June 1987
Warren, Arkansas
Cam Davis
Feb 14, 1896 - April 1987
Tillar, Arkansas
Otis Lee Davis
Aug 4, 1927 - Nov 28, 2010
Tomball, Texas
Ben W Davis
Jul 5, 1902 - Oct 5, 1988
Rison, AR
Ann L Davis
Nov 27, 1915 - Jul 22, 2006
Marianna, AR
Ulysee Davis
Sep 18, 1904 - Jan 19, 1989
Holly Grove, AR
Marness Davis
Jan 3, 1915 - September 1966
Fred Davis
May 14, 1910 - December 1962
Jesse Davis
Aug 17, 1924 - August 1985
Benton Harbor, Michigan
J Davis
Oct 31, 1922 - December 1982
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Gloria B Davis
Dec 22, 1924 - Jul 31, 1994
Little Rock, AR
William C Davis
May 19, 1925 - Apr 15, 1999
Pine Bluff, AR
Doyn Davis
Dec 3, 1919 - November 1975
North Little Rock, California
Burton W Davis
Mar 31, 1921 - Aug 24, 2006
Hot Springs National Park, AR
William Davis
Oct 28, 1912 - October 1959

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James Williams
Aug 15, 1921 - September 1953
W Carr
Mar 1, 1922 - April 1993
Wallace Junior
Sep 15, 1881 - November 1974
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Johnnie Foster
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Walter Craft
Jun 20, 1924 - June 1986
West Palm Beach, Florida
Willie Boyd
Oct 27, 1919 - Oct 28, 2002
Mc Gehee, AR
Lewis Ward
Nov 26, 1922 - November 1981
Austin D Robinson
Mar 1, 1922 - Jan 13, 1997
Sheridan, AR
Robert L Evans
Sep 27, 1913 - Apr 25, 1988
Sheridan, AR
Webster Williams
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Los Angeles, CA
Alfred E Franklin
May 4, 1917 - Apr 21, 1990
Fredanna L Bible
Apr 7, 1926 - Dec 31, 2007
Clinton, TN
Charles Ripper
Oct 29, 1921 - December 1969
Leroy Walker
Jul 8, 1908 - August 1976
Gillett, Arkansas
Quincy Smith
Mar 25, 1911 - July 1977
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