John Benjamin Davis

18 June 1905–March 1983 (Age 77)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Benjamin

When John Benjamin Davis was born on 18 June 1905, in Illinois, United States, his father, Andrew Richard "Dick" Davis, was 34 and his mother, Nora Elizabeth McIntosh, was 26. He lived in Prairie Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Edgar, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died in March 1983, in Clinton, Vermillion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Paris, Paris Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Richard "Dick" Davis
Nora Elizabeth McIntosh
Mary Davis
James Wesley Davis
John Benjamin Davis
Cecil Marie Davis

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 1
The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded
Age 1
The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
Age 22
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (4)

  • John Davis in household of Andrew Davis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Davis in household of Andy Davis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John B Davis in household of Andrew Davis, "United States Census, 1910"

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