Samuel Davis (1920 - 1986)

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Samuel Davis
1920 - 1986
updated February 06, 2019
Samuel Davis was born on October 30, 1920. He died in August 1986 at 65 years of age. We know that Samuel Davis had been residing in Wampum, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.


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Samuel Davis died in August 1986 at 65 years of age. He was born on October 30, 1920. We have no information about Samuel's family. We know that Samuel Davis had been residing in Wampum, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.
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In 1920, in the year that Samuel Davis was born, the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1957, at the age of 37 years old, Samuel was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1968, when he was 48 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1978, Samuel was 58 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1986, in the year of Samuel Davis's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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Samuel O Davis
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Tennessee, United States
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Tennessee, United States
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Charles W Davis
Jun 28, 1918 - Aug 4, 2001
Imperial, PA
Thomas Davis
Jul 13, 1914 - June 1966
Helen E Davis
Nov 3, 1921 - Jun 1, 2007
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George H Davis
Jan 12, 1914 - Nov 22, 1999
Saxonburg, PA
Merle Davis
Dec 18, 1919 - December 1979
Fred C Davis
Aug 3, 1923 - Mar 7, 1999
Oil City, PA
Frank Davis
Sep 12, 1892 - October 1969
Sharon, PA
Viola Davis
Apr 16, 1913 - December 1972
Johnstown, PA
William L Davis
Aug 3, 1920 - Jul 22, 2000
Florissant, MO
Melissa Davis
Jan 31, 1888 - Apr 15, 1973
Twin Rocks, PA
Harry Davis
Aug 5, 1895 - November 1965
Michael Davis
Aug 22, 1910 - June 1957
Sheard Davis
Aug 23, 1899 - June 1967
Pittsburgh, PA
Melvin R Davis
Jan 16, 1922 - Feb 20, 2002
Rhinebeck, NY
Myrtle Davis
Feb 16, 1893 - February 1968
East Orange, NJ
Thomas Davis
Nov 28, 1920 - December 1986
Barberton, OH
Helen E Davis
Jan 23, 1920 - Dec 17, 2005
Miami, FL
Jay Davis
Aug 28, 1922 - January 1965
Gladys Davis
Feb 22, 1906 - Jul 3, 1989
Pittsburgh, PA
Frank E Davis
Jul 10, 1921 - Dec 31, 2010
Erwin, TN

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Nov 21, 1919 - Nov 8, 1997
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Vincent E Laird
Oct 20, 1919 - Aug 4, 1994
Monroeville, PA
Willie L Wynn
Apr 16, 1921 - Dec 2, 1996
Washington, DC
Margaret Pazehoski
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Jeannette, PA
Hazel Wible
Jan 25, 1891 - April 1970
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John Steigerwald
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Rudolph Rehak
Apr 6, 1922 - October 1983
Natrona Heights, PA
Maryjean Bartholic
Mar 15, 1920 - Jul 7, 2006
New Castle, PA
Annais S Mooney
Oct 4, 1920 - Oct 24, 2001
Brackenridge, PA
Pearl Zarrelli
Sep 29, 1920 - Dec 19, 2007
Pittsburgh, PA
Irene Koczko
Aug 27, 1921 - February 1987
Whittier, CA
George Mock
Nov 12, 1918 - May 1987
Baden, PA
Helen C Bezeredi
Jun 12, 1921 - Mar 9, 2009
John H Labar
Aug 10, 1921 - Jun 18, 2006
Naperville, IL
Robert A Carbaugh
Feb 1, 1920 - May 4, 2011
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Catherine Fulton
Aug 30, 1909 - May 1993
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Harry F Ferguson
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Donald G Koontz
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