Avis Arlene McCain

Brief Life History of Avis Arlene

When Avis Arlene McCain was born on 3 October 1918, in New Sharon, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, her father, Everett Logan McCain, was 33 and her mother, Clara Gertrude Smith, was 32. She married Donald Richard Davis on 5 December 1936, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Prairie Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Oskaloosa Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1950. She died on 11 December 2003, in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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Donald Richard Davis
Avis Arlene McCain
Marriage: 5 December 1936
Richard Dean Davis

Sources (11)

  • Aria A Davis, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Avis Arlene Mccain, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Avis Arline Mccain, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of McKean .

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

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