Willard Davis (1918 - 1978)

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Willard Davis
1918 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Willard Davis was born on June 6, 1918. He died in December 1978 at age 60. We know that Willard Davis had been residing in Sandia, Jim Wells County, Texas.

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Willard Davis passed away in December 1978 at 60 years old. He was born on June 6, 1918. We have no information about Willard's family or relationships. We know that Willard Davis had been residing in Sandia, Jim Wells County, Texas.
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In 1918, in the year that Willard Davis was born, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1926, he was just 8 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1938, he was 20 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1954, by the time he was 36 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1978, in the year of Willard Davis's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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Willard L Davis
Born: around 1927
North Carolina, United States
Willard W Davis
Born: around 1921
Mississippi, United States
Willard J Davis
Born: around 1928
Pennsylvania, United States
Willard A Davis
Born: around 1916
New York, United States
Willard E Davis
Born: around 1927
New Jersey, United States
Willard A Davis
Born: around 1897
Utah, United States
Willard F Davis
Born: around 1902
California, United States
Willard B Davis
Born: around 1920
California, United States
Willard Davis
Born: around 1915
Ohio, United States
Willard N Davis
Born: around 1928
Texas, United States
Willard E Davis
Born: around 1918
Oklahoma, United States
Willard H Davis
Born: around 1920
Oklahoma, United States
Willard W Davis
Born: around 1917
Oklahoma, United States
Willard R Davis
Born: around 1912
Texas, United States
Willard L Davis
Born: around 1915
Texas, United States
Willard P Davis
Born: around 1917
United States
Willard L Davis
Born: around 1918
Texas, United States
Willard Davis
Born: around 1910
Missouri, United States

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Mar 10, 1907 - April 1987
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Eugene Davis
Apr 17, 1915 - June 1966
David Davis
Sep 4, 1920 - July 1987
Wyatt, Missouri
James L Davis
May 21, 1927 - May 13, 1998
Cookeville, TN
Benson W Davis
Apr 23, 1926 - Jul 3, 2003
Nashville, TN
Thomas Davis
Apr 26, 1926 - August 1981
Ruth Davis
Feb 11, 1925 - Jan 20, 2009
Detroit, MI
Mattie Davis
Jan 2, 1912 - February 1985
Akron, Ohio
William C Davis
Jun 23, 1925 - May 25, 2008
Elizabethtown, KY
Martha C Davis
May 15, 1914 - Feb 15, 2002
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W H Davis
Sep 26, 1923 - January 1988
Oscar Davis
May 6, 1893 - March 1978
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Dewey Davis
Oct 26, 1898 - February 1973
Madison, Tennessee
Martha W Davis
Mar 28, 1923 - Mar 23, 1999
Pulaski, TN
Ruby E Davis
Jan 28, 1916 - Nov 3, 2008
Hartsville, TN
Geneva Davis
May 3, 1925 - Jan 21, 2002
San Antonio, TX
William W Davis
Feb 4, 1926 - Jun 11, 2004
Nashville, TN
Emily H Davis
Aug 3, 1927 - Feb 22, 1995
Evensville, TN

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Walter Boles
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Bessie L Brown
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Kathleen Cooper
Feb 21, 1908 - April 1971
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Bula L Milliken
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John D Parker
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Clarence Speight
Mar 22, 1903 - July 1980
Memphis, Tennessee
Jessie v Arant
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Della L Foster
Aug 14, 1901 - Aug 1, 1997
Henderson, KY
Samuel G Smith
Jan 20, 1903 - Sep 23, 1989
Erin, TN
Garmon Seaton
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Savannah, TN
Earl R Cooksey
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Erin, TN
Henry Castleberry
Dec 18, 1899 - January 1972
Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee
Evelyn M Yeoman
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Annie Davis
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Wilson Trapp
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