Will Davis (1874 - 1970)

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Will Davis
1874 - 1970
updated February 06, 2019
Will Davis was born on July 1, 1874. He died in April 1970 at age 95. We know that Will Davis had been residing in Crawfordville, Wakulla County, Florida.


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Will Davis passed away in April 1970 at 95 years old. He was born on July 1, 1874. We have no information about Will's surviving family. We know that Will Davis had been residing in Crawfordville, Wakulla County, Florida.
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In 1874, in the year that Will Davis was born, on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1880, Will was just 6 years old when on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

In 1929, by the time he was 55 years old, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1963, he was 89 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1970, in the year of Will Davis's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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Born: around 1926
Kentucky, United States
Will Davis
Born: around 1914
Utah, United States
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Born: around 1908
California, United States
Will Davis
Born: around 1917
California, United States
Will Davis
Born: around 1900
California, United States
Will Davis
Born: around 1920
Louisiana, United States
Will Davis
Born: around 1920
Louisiana, United States
Will Davis
Born: around 1912
Louisiana, United States
Will Davis
Born: around 1907
Texas, United States
Will Davis
Born: around 1921
California, United States
Will E Davis
Born: around 1918
United States
Will C Davis
Born: around 1913
United States
Will H Davis
Born: around 1914
Kentucky, United States
Will Jr Davis
Born: around 1917
Mississippi, United States
Will D Davis
Born: around 1924
Alabama, United States
Will Jr Davis
Born: around 1924
Mississippi, United States
Will Davis
Born: around 1924
Mississippi, United States
Will Davis
Born: around 1921
Alabama, United States
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Born: around 1917
Alabama, United States

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Frederick Davis
Oct 16, 1918 - December 1986
Jacksonville, Florida
Joe Davis
Dec 6, 1896 - Jun 30, 1991
Monticello, FL
C Davis
Nov 3, 1918 - June 1969
Ruby Davis
Jan 14, 1915 - June 1978
Jacksonville, Florida
Ernest L Davis
Nov 23, 1912 - Jun 16, 1997
Umatilla, FL
Stuart Davis
Jun 26, 1916 - July 1984
Fernandina Beach, Florida
William R Davis
Sep 17, 1909 - Feb 16, 1992
Otha Davis
Dec 16, 1912 - May 1985
Chipley, Florida
Gray Davis
Jul 31, 1915 - Nov 3, 1990
William Davis
Aug 17, 1923 - August 1987
Claudie Davis
Jul 10, 1910 - April 1982
Pensacola, Florida
S A Davis
May 11, 1909 - Jun 13, 1989
Panama City, FL
Alton L Davis
Mar 31, 1904 - Mar 27, 1990
Orlando, FL
Elmore Davis
Feb 22, 1901 - July 1986
Pensacola, Florida
John Davis
May 25, 1899 - July 1967
Pensacola, Florida
Theodore Davis
Oct 23, 1898 - March 1978
Pensacola, Florida
Hazel R Davis
Jan 6, 1914 - Jul 1, 1997
Corpus Christi, TX
Myra G Davis
Sep 27, 1919 - Feb 15, 1986
Jacksonville, FL
Malcolm Davis
Apr 15, 1909 - May 1978
Louisville, Mississippi
Gilbert Davis
Aug 16, 1889 - November 1956

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Jun 21, 1918 - Oct 7, 1983
Midway City, CA
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Oct 28, 1912 - January 1992
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Aug 11, 1877 - May 1979
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Kenneth Bryant
Sep 9, 1908 - November 1980
Sanibel, Florida
William Wilson
Jul 22, 1903 - September 1970
Los Angeles, California
Andrew Mackendree
Jan 8, 1916 - May 1985
Miami, Florida
Malachi Hagan
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Sanford, Florida
Alex E Mathis
Feb 3, 1919 - Sep 30, 2006
Panama City, FL
Mildred Reddick
Nov 29, 1903 - November 1979
Bronx, New York
Johnie L Harvey
Nov 12, 1917 - May 30, 2001
Orlando, FL
John W Wilson
Nov 2, 1916 - Nov 29, 2003
Crestview, FL
John Robertson
Nov 21, 1896 - September 1983
Wilma Jones
Jul 30, 1907 - May 1971
Maurice Jones
Aug 13, 1915 - May 1972
Joe Williams
Feb 26, 1913 - November 1980
Live Oak, Florida
Bernice Barnes
Dec 25, 1917 - Mar 14, 1999
Winter Haven, FL
William A Mcelreath
Jul 29, 1914 - Aug 21, 1996
Macon, GA
Marie E Day
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