Sam Davis (1907 - 1974)

A photo of Sam Davis
Sam Davis
1907 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
Sam Davis was born on July 15, 1907. He died in January 1974 at 66 years of age. We know that Sam Davis had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Sam Davis Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Sam Davis, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Davis family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Sam Davis

First name

Sam

Middle name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Male

Birth

Sam Davis was born on

Death

Sam Davis died in

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Sam.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Sam Davis?

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Sam's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Sam a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

Education

Did Sam finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Sam attend?

Professions

Share what Sam did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Sam's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Sam serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Sam Davis?
View other bios of people named Sam Davises
Back to Top

Sam Davis Family Tree

Sam's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Davis family tree.

Sam's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Sam Davis
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Sam's Family Photos

Share Memories about Sam

What do you remember about Sam Davis? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Sam is remembered.

Sam Davis Obituary

This obit of Sam Davis is maintained by Sam's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Sam Davis passed away in January 1974 at 66 years old. He was born on July 15, 1907. We have no information about Sam's immediate family. We know that Sam Davis had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Sam Davis

1907 - 1974 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Sam's lifetime

In 1907, in the year that Sam Davis was born, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1933, when he was 26 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1950, he was 43 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1961, Sam was 54 years old when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1974, in the year of Sam Davis's passing, on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

Other Biographies

Other Sam Davises

Sam Lance Davis
around 1898 - Apr 10, 1917
Sam S Davis
Born: around 1917
Alabama, United States
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

Joseph Davis
Dec 15, 1892 - Apr 19, 1992
Highland Park, IL
Philip Davis
May 11, 1888 - January 1973
Illinois
Martha L Davis
Mar 27, 1935 - Mar 13, 2005
Lawrenceville, IL
Betty L Davis
Mar 3, 1934 - May 5, 2003
Jonesboro, AR
Annette L Davis
Apr 29, 1938 - Mar 3, 1996
Montclair, CA
Shirley M Davis
Apr 27, 1934 - Feb 25, 1994
Colona, IL
Sam Davis
Dec 31, 1894 - July 1979
Chicago, Illinois
Anthony J Davis
Aug 26, 1937 - Jun 16, 2006
Saint Peters, MO
Joseph Davis
Oct 20, 1937 - November 1974
R Davis
Mar 3, 1935 - August 1993
Chicago, IL
David L Davis
Feb 20, 1939 - Jun 6, 2008
Lake Geneva, WI
T Davis
Jan 1, 1936 - August 1989
Dorothy Davis
Dec 9, 1931 - Jul 15, 1995
Chicago, IL
Mildred Davis
Nov 1, 1934 - Sep 23, 2004
Chicago, IL
Eddie Davis
Jan 15, 1933 - Feb 9, 1989
Chicago, IL
Isabelle B Davis
Sep 7, 1914 - Jan 9, 1995
Wanda C Davis
Jan 17, 1938 - Dec 12, 1995
East Peoria, IL
James L Davis
Sep 17, 1937 - Oct 1, 2009
Hacienda Heights, California
Marvine D Davis
Aug 26, 1908 - September 1994
Tremont, IL
Barbara J Davis
Dec 24, 1932 - Nov 24, 1998
Belvidere, IL

Other Bios

Marilyn C Gilgan
Aug 19, 1936 - Apr 14, 2007
Rockford, IL
Bessie Cohn
Nov 1, 1888 - September 1979
Chicago, Illinois
Anton Steirer
Aug 5, 1909 - May 1976
Chicago, Illinois
Frank Corriero
Mar 6, 1938 - Aug 12, 2010
Youngtown, Arizona
Phyllis A Cook
Sep 26, 1936 - Jan 4, 1993
Streamwood, IL
Rosalia Genovese
Mar 1, 1888 - April 1978
Park Ridge, Illinois
Fay Mason
Mar 1, 1914 - Feb 19, 1995
Chicago, IL
Kenneth A Dobbs
Jun 21, 1935 - Nov 21, 2009
Morris, IL
Ronald J Lundin
Nov 13, 1935 - Feb 24, 2004
Elmhurst, IL
Gureno Pellegrini
Jun 4, 1907 - September 1982
Chicago, Illinois
John Armando
Aug 29, 1892 - May 1976
Chicago, Illinois
Stephen Simmons
Nov 29, 1896 - December 1974
Chicago, Illinois
William Zimbrakos
Dec 31, 1892 - October 1972
Chicago, Illinois
Philip Fox
Oct 8, 1907 - Jun 1, 1995
Chicago, IL
Morris Fox
Sep 15, 1881 - July 1967
Chicago, Illinois
Thomas Mcnulty
Jul 31, 1914 - November 1984
Chicago, Illinois
Alta Jorgensen
Oct 30, 1934 - May 1961
Abraham London
May 20, 1899 - August 1980
Chicago, Illinois
Leo Saladino
Apr 10, 1893 - Jan 19, 1990
Matt Ozark
Mar 10, 1914 - July 1970
Hines, Illinois
Success Stories from Biographies like Sam Davis
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.