William J Davies (1925 - 2010)

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William J Davies
1925 - 2010
updated February 06, 2019
William J Davies was born on February 2, 1925. He died on April 2, 2010 at 85 years of age. We know that William J Davies had been residing in Hillsborough, Somerset County, New Jersey.


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William J Davies died on April 2, 2010 at age 85. He was born on February 2, 1925. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships. We know that William J Davies had been residing in Hillsborough, Somerset County, New Jersey.
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In 1925, in the year that William J Davies was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1931, by the time he was only 6 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1944, by the time he was 19 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1964, when he was 39 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1982, at the age of 57 years old, William was alive when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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Other William Davieses

William Ward Davies
around 1920 - Aug 25, 1940
William Walter Davies
around 1918 - Dec 5, 1941
William Victor Davies
around 1897 - Apr 28, 1917
William Twiston Davies
around 1919 - Jul 30, 1942
William Trevor Davies
around 1937 - Jan 18, 1941
William Trehearne Davies
around 1890 - Nov 13, 1916
William Timothy Davies
Died: Nov 20, 1943
William Thomas Patrick Davies
around 1922 - Sep 7, 1945
William Thomas Howell Davies
around 1890 - Jul 10, 1916
William Thomas Glyn Davies
around 1922 - Jun 19, 1945
William Thomas Davies
1896 - Dec 22, 1915
Footscray, Australia
William Thomas Davies
around 1885 - Dec 13, 1917
William Thomas Davies
around 1919 - Oct 3, 1943
William Thomas Davies
around 1918 - Jul 18, 1944
William Thomas Davies
around 1922 - Sep 13, 1942
William Thomas Davies
around 1909 - Dec 20, 1941

Other Davieses

Marion E Davies
May 5, 1929 - Dec 5, 2006
Brick, NJ
Maurice B Davies
Oct 11, 1913 - Feb 1, 1998
Irvine, CA
Margaretta Davies
Apr 24, 1900 - March 1983
West Berlin, NJ
Mildred Davies
Apr 23, 1913 - January 1986
Lakewood, NJ
J E Davies
Nov 22, 1945 - May 15, 1991
Wanda B Davies
Jan 29, 1915 - Nov 7, 1996
Vincentown, NJ
Joanna Davies
Mar 29, 1919 - Aug 31, 2005
Newark, NJ
Joseph T Davies
Feb 12, 1906 - Apr 6, 1990
Thomas Davies
Jun 17, 1880 - July 1964
New Jersey
Elsie Davies
Jun 6, 1912 - Apr 24, 2006
John Davies
Aug 1, 1914 - Nov 23, 1991
Remigius P Davies
Mar 24, 1925 - Jan 12, 1989
Shawanese, PA
Elizabeth v Davies
Jul 4, 1920 - Jul 10, 1997
Bordentown, NJ
Anne Cooper Davies
May 26, 1920 - Feb 24, 2009
Helen C Davies
Dec 3, 1924 - Sep 20, 2006
Dover, DE
Kathryn M Davies
May 27, 1904 - Jan 21, 1989
Kingston, PA
Horace J Davies
Apr 24, 1922 - Nov 23, 2005
Omaha, NE
Marion D Davies
Aug 7, 1898 - Oct 27, 1991
Barrett R Davies
Jan 22, 1927 - Jul 4, 2007
Warren, NJ
Thomas M Davies Jr
Jul 25, 1939 - Jan 27, 2002
Seaside Park, NJ

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May 2, 1923 - Sep 23, 2001
Sayre, PA
Garrett Mabey
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Christine Fogelson
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Paul Bechtel
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Leonord E Merkle
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Orlando, FL
Richard A Weidener
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Bridgewater, NJ
William F Naylor
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Englewood, FL
Margaret W Ryan
Apr 25, 1922 - Feb 25, 2005
Port Lavaca, TX
Gertrude J Hanusek
Mar 10, 1922 - Jan 15, 2011
Edgewater, NJ
Virginia R Bakke
Mar 23, 1924 - Apr 16, 2004
Phoenix, AZ
Thelma C Purcell
Nov 25, 1924 - Jun 4, 2006
New Milford, NJ
Christophe Geiger
Jul 10, 1899 - March 1973
Poyntelle, PA
Madeline Gehm
Oct 22, 1913 - March 1987
Lodi, NJ
Beatrice H Willis
Feb 12, 1924 - Feb 19, 2000
Campbell Hall, NY
Gladys M Reynolds
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Helen Wolesniewski
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