Will Davis (1906 - 1983)

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Will Davis
1906 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Will Davis was born on August 31, 1906. He died in May 1983 at 76 years of age. We know that Will Davis had been residing in Salem, Taylor County, Florida.


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Will Davis passed away in May 1983 at 76 years of age. He was born on August 31, 1906. We are unaware of information about Will's family or relationships. We know that Will Davis had been residing in Salem, Taylor County, Florida.
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In 1906, in the year that Will Davis was born, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1931, Will was 25 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1940, he was 34 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1976, by the time he was 70 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1983, in the year of Will Davis's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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Kentucky, United States
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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
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Born: around 1924
Mississippi, United States
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Born: around 1921
Alabama, United States
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Born: around 1917
Alabama, United States

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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
Freddie Davis
Feb 24, 1923 - July 1982
Portsmouth, Virginia
Louise Davis
May 8, 1915 - February 1978
Jacksonville, Florida
David Davis
Dec 20, 1895 - October 1968
Lawtey, Florida
James Davis
Dec 16, 1898 - May 1977
Wabasso, Florida
Perry Davis
Apr 12, 1908 - August 1966
Savannah, Georgia
Louis S Davis
Feb 5, 1916 - Nov 6, 1990
James Davis
May 13, 1920 - Apr 17, 2006
Cantonment, FL
Etta C Davis
Jan 4, 1908 - Nov 28, 1999
Saint Petersburg, FL
Charles Davis
Apr 15, 1885 - May 1979
Jacksonville, Florida
James Davis
Apr 6, 1907 - November 1970
Deland, Florida

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Martiel G Watkins
Feb 12, 1922 - Dec 6, 1993
Ocala, FL
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Wauchula, FL
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