John Davis

1 January 1894–28 August 1953 (Age 59)
Illinois, United States

The Life of John

John Davis was born on 1 January 1894, in Illinois, United States as the son of David L. Davis and Dovie Ann HENSLEY. He lived in Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 28 August 1953, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

David L. Davis
Dovie Ann HENSLEY
1864–1952
John Davis
1894–1953
Lawrence Davis
1904–
Earnest Davis
1906–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Male1894–1953Male

    Lawrence Davis

    Male1904–Male

    Earnest Davis

    Male1906–Male

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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  • John H Davis in household of Dovie A Davis, "United States Census, 1920"

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