Billy Preston Davis

2 September 1941–23 March 2009 (Age 67)
Kirkland, Atkinson, Georgia, United States

The Life of Billy Preston

When Billy Preston Davis was born on 2 September 1941, in Kirkland, Atkinson, Georgia, United States, his father, William Davis, was 49 and his mother, Pearlie Solomon, was 41. He lived in World in 1950 and Fitzgerald, Ben Hill, Georgia, United States for about 13 years. He died on 23 March 2009, in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Axson, Atkinson, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Davis
1892–1973
Pearlie Solomon
1900–1943
Effie Kay Davis
1915–1976
Reuben Davis
1919–1959
Elzie Lucrecia Davis
1922–1981
Eliza Ann Davis
1924–1995
Morris Gilbert Davis
1926–2017
Earnestine Davis
1929–2006
Frances Mae Davis
1931–2019
Excell Lee Davis
1933–2013
Jimmie Henry Davis
1935–1998
Billy Preston Davis
1941–2009

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World Events (8)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 1

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1960

Age 19

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Billy Preston Davis in household of William Davis, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Billy Davis in entry for Earnestine Davis Burch, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Billy Davis, "Find A Grave Index"

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