Will Davis (1888 - 1963)

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Will Davis
1888 - 1963
updated February 06, 2019
Will Davis was born on July 1, 1888. He died in January 1963 at age 74. We know that Will Davis had been residing in Florida.


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Will Davis passed away in January 1963 at 74 years old. He was born on July 1, 1888. We have no information about Will's family. We know that Will Davis had been residing in Florida.
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In 1888, in the year that Will Davis was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1910, Will was 22 years old when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1944, he was 56 years old when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1959, he was 71 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1963, in the year of Will Davis's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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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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Apr 17, 1904 - September 1954
Robert Davis
Jul 15, 1903 - August 1978
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Bette Davis
Sep 13, 1920 - Apr 16, 2000
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Sep 1, 1907 - March 1977
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Joseph Davis
May 28, 1891 - September 1978
Dothan, Alabama
T W Davis
Jul 21, 1914 - Sep 23, 1997
Twin City, GA
Harley G Davis
Jul 18, 1921 - May 15, 1996
Ashtabula, OH
Elmo Davis
Feb 10, 1901 - July 1989
Jacksonville, FL
Ernest Davis
Dec 5, 1898 - July 1980
Jacksonville, Florida
Will Davis
Aug 31, 1906 - May 1983
Salem, Florida
Eva Davis
Sep 11, 1906 - Aug 1, 1999
Saint Petersburg, FL
Charlie Davis
Aug 4, 1901 - February 1958
Rosebudd D Davis
Oct 12, 1907 - Jan 5, 1988
Sally Davis
Feb 1, 1893 - September 1980
Lakeland, Florida
Johnnie Davis
Oct 29, 1911 - April 1975
Sara B Davis
Feb 11, 1923 - March 1994
Jacksonville, FL
Joe Davis
Dec 25, 1916 - November 1969
Sanford, Florida
James Davis
Apr 17, 1907 - June 1951
Morgan Davis
Jan 3, 1900 - March 1987
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Mollie E Davis
Mar 16, 1920 - Mar 15, 1994
Bronx, NY

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Sacramento, CA
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La Mesa, California
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