William Davis

16 September 1922–2 September 2003 (Age 81)
Montana, United States

The Life of William

When William Davis was born on 16 September 1922, in Montana, United States, his father, Harry Davis, was 39 and his mother, Nellie May Cole, was 27. He lived in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 17 Orchard Homes, Missoula, Montana, United States in 1940. He died on 2 September 2003, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Harry Davis
Nellie May Cole
LeRoy Harry Davis
Eleanor Nellie Davis
Genevieve D. DAVIS
Bessie H Davis
William Davis
Dora D Davis

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 7

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Davis in household of Harry M Davis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bill Davis in household of Harry M Davis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William A Davis, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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