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Connected to William Branham, his peers, his mentors, and his spiritual leaders as published in Jim Jones - The Malachi 4 Elijah Prophecy
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1876, October 18. John Alexander Dowie begins campaign against Catholic church after Roger William Bede Vaughan, second Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney began speaking and publishing evidence supporting his stance against Freemasonry.


1880, June 23. John Alexander Dowie receives £20,000 to start a new church in Australia.

1880, September 1. John Alexander Dowie runs for Parliament.


1882, June 20. John Alexander Dowie sues Thomas Walker for libel after Walker publicly exposed Dowie's claim to be a "medium" in The Age (Melbourne newspaper.)


1885, June 23. John Alexander Dowie sentenced to short period of jail time for failure to comply with city ordinances regarding his temple.


1888, June 14. Dowie comes to the United States and announces his presence as a "healer by faith" and a medium. His statements were recorded by a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. He claimed that 7,000 people had been healed by his power.

1888, July 14. Dowie claimed that 8,000 people were healed by his power, after a meeting at the YMCA in Oakland.

1888, July 19. A reporter for the Oakland Tribune sat through one of Dowie's healing meetings for over an hour and a half, and witnessed no miracles.

1888, July 31. Some of the people who attended Dowie's "healing" meeting sent written testimony to the Oakland Tribune describing their healing. Ministers examined the cases of the handful of people "healed" in Dowie's healing services, and claimed that they were "not healed at all."


1889, January 11. Dowie unable to gain audience at many of the churches in Oakland. According to the newspapers, "his ways did not suit some of those who were good Christians."


1890, June 11. Anna J. Johnson sues John A. Dowie for $50,000. Charges included slander for calling her a "jezebel," "harlot," and worse.

1890, July 28. Dowie relocates his "healing" ministry to Chicago, IL.


1891, May 23. John Alexander Dowie has an interview with the Chicago Tribune to describe his faith healing ministry and publication.

1891, May 25. John Alexander Dowie claims self-named title "President of the International Divine Healing Association." He held a meeting with 23 auditors, during which time he threw insults at the Chicago Tribune.

1891, September 17. Dowie claims to have raised Mrs. S. A. Kelly of San Francisco from the dead during his meetings in 1888.

1891, November. Dowie held a series of meetings in Pittsburgh, PA, and then in Carnegie Hall. He refused to allow newspaper reporters into the healing sessions. Instead, he prepared his "healed" for testimony. A doctor examined the situation and declared Dowie mentally unstable, hypnotizing his victims to believe they were healed when, in fact, they were not.


1892, February 1. Dowie returns to Pittsburg just three months after his previous series of meetings. According to newspapers, he was making harsh attacks on local ministers and newspapers while appealing for liberal monetary offerings. It was so harsh that less than 1/3 of the original number of people stayed for the duration. In his farewell address after the services, Dowie scorned those who had "fallen far from grace" by securing the services of a physician.


1894, April 24. Dowie's following grows so large that he begins seeking land for his "Zion Temple."

1894, June 14. Two thousand people attend Dowie's church in Chicago. The Inter Ocean newspaper printed testimonies of the healed across the front page.

1894, June 25. Dowie refused for holding meetings in Battery D. According to Lieut. Alfred Russell, they decided not to allow cheap dances, prize fights, or Dowie in the building.

1894, December 4. Albert Garbett, a youth from Minneapolis who came to "Doctor" Dowie to be healed, died of spinal illness.


1895, January 6. Dowie arrested after taking $125 from a dying Frank E. King who came to "Doctor" Dowie for healing. King, dying of his condition, reported the transaction to the authorities. His trial was highly publicized.

1895, June 7. John Alexander Dowie selects site for his Zion commune near Blue Island just outside of Chicago.

1895, August 15. John Alexander Dowie released from arrest and forty-four cases dismissed.

1895, Unknown month and day. Frank Sandford claims to have had a vision by an "angel from the Lord" telling him that he was the "Elijah to come."

1895, Unknown month and day. Charles Fox Parham leaves the Methodist church.


1898, Unknown month and day. Charles Fox Parham visits Dowie's "healing homes" in Chicago, and returns to create his own "Bethel" house of healing.


1899, July 12. Holy Ghost and Us Society started by Rev. Frank Sandford.

1899, November 25. John Alexander Dowie asks his followers to give him $1,000,000 for Christmas.

1899, December 11. Dowie attacks the editors of Chicago newspapers. He cried out in a sermon, "Do you believe that God controls the press in Chicago?" a lone man answered, "I do." "Then you are of the devil yourself, sit down!" shouted Dowie.

1899, December 28. Dowie announces that he is creating a military division at Zion. He claimed that he no longer trusted his safety to the city authorities.

1900, January 3. Dowie plans to expand Zion by 6,000 acres.

1900, May 1. Dowie claims that he has 20,000 acres, and has purchased lace machinery from Nottingham, England.


1900, January 7 – Frank Sandford and his followers claim that Olive Mills was raised to life after being dead. One hundred and fifty inmates of Sandford's temple affirmed.

1900, June. Charles Fox Parham takes a sabbatical to visit Sandford's "divine healing" ministry and other similar ministries.

1900, November 17. Mixed stories started coming out of Sandford's commune of "faith curists." Some describing healing, others denouncing their inhumane and terrible treatment of cult victims.

1900, September. Charles Fox Parham establishes his compound, Bethel, in an old, abandoned castle.

1900, November 3. Charles Fox Parham interviews with a Kansas City reporter to describe his trip to visit Dowie and Sandford.


1901, January 22. Charles Fox Parham began a missionary tour to gain converts to his new faith and "Bethel" compound. The tour lasted four years.

1901, May 22. John Alexander Dowie claimed to be Elijah reincarnated, and a "messenger of God."

1901, May 17. City Physician Hogeboom wants to convert Charles Fox Parham's compound into hospital wards.

1901, December 13. Stone's Folly, Charles Fox Parham's compound, is burned.


1902, Unknown month. Charles Fox Parham publishes "A Voice Crying in the Wilderness," which proclaimed the spiritual and racial superiority of the white Anglo-Saxon race, is full blown, complete with an identification of the throne of David with the British royal family courtesy of the prophet Jeremiah (who is supposed to have taken King Zedekiah's daughter to Ireland), and an identification of Britain with "Ephraim" and the United States with "Manasseh" among the ten "lost tribes."

1902, January 6. John Alexander Dowie named the "richest man in the West."

1902, February 3. Charles Fox Parham starts claiming to know the exact location of the Ark of the Covenant.

1902, March 1. John Alexander Dowie's Zion compound suffers its first Labor Strike. Cult victims claiming that "they had to work harder than for any other boss they ever knew and in addition they have been expected to have their minds always focused upon holy thoughts and the glories of ‘Elijah II.'"

1902, April 8. Smallpox hits one of the buildings in John Alexander Dowie's Zion complex, and is quarantined for 20 days.

1902, May 15. Esther Dowie, 25, died from burns received while curling her hair.

1902, June 8. John Alexander Dowie announced that it was his plan to purchase Jerusalem.

1902, September 23. John Alexander Dowie begins admitting Zion is in a financial crisis.

1902, November 6. Owners and operators of the Chemical Gold Company imprisoned, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. Parham, an advisor in the company, could not be found while he was overseas searching for the Ark of the Covenant. It was learned during the criminal investigation that the Chemical Gold scam was funding Parham's operations.

1902, November 30. John Alexander Dowie's ministry publicized all across the nation after his financial crisis was averted and he reported a $15,000,000 increase in profit.


1903, October 8. John Alexander Dowie announces plans to build two new "Zion" Cities, one on the Pacific Coast, one on the Atlantic.

1903, October 21. John Alexander Dowie and several thousand of his followers invade New York. Dowie asked any who received healing and joined his religion to forfeit all their possessions. Many stampeded from the "healing rooms" when the statement was made. This was one of the most highly publicized events of 1903.

1903, December 17. Zion City threatened with demolition due to large sums of money owed to creditors.


1905, Unknown month. Charles Fox Parham moves operations to Houston, Texas, founding a new "bible school."

1905, Unknown month. William Joseph Seymour attends Parham's school in Houston, TX.

1905, Unknown month. Charles Fox Parham holds recruiting campaign at the Bryn Hall in downtown Houston. It was there where he met Lucy Farrow, the first African American woman to experience glossolalia, and who would ultimately attract William J. Seymour.

1905, September 30. Dowie suffers stroke, stricken with paralysis.

1905, Unknown month. Charles Fox Parham sets up camp in Zion City and rages war to seize control of the commune. Elders in July of 1907 referred to Parham as a "depraved vulture who came to Zion a year ago looking for prey." During this time, Parham claimed that he had a vision by God announcing his status as the return of Elijah the prophet.

1905, December 18. Dowie surrenders leadership of his church.


1906, January or February. William Seymour asked by Neely Terry to lead her African American mission in Los Angeles.

1906, January or February. William Seymour, traveling to Los Angeles, stops in Denver, CO to visit Alma White's Holiness sect.

1906, April 9. Azusa Street Revival begins

1906, April 18. San Francisco is almost destroyed by earthquake.

1906, August 13. Bertha Phelps of Kansas lost her mind due to the conditions in Frank Sandford's commune. Her mother found her tied with ropes and bound with straps, flat on her back in her bed in the commune.

1906, October 13. Many women in Sandford's colony reported as "stark mad," according to cult escapee Mrs. Frederick Gaillet.

1906, Oct 15. News out of the "Holy Ghost and Us" community describes physical evidences of starvation, neglect, and need. Cornmeal mush and water have been the sole diet for weeks at the Shiloh compound. Cult victims were escaping in large numbers during the cult leader's absence at sea.

1906, October. Charles Fox Parham arrives at the Azusa Street Revival. After Parham condemned the occultists and the desegregated services, William Seymour banned him from the revival. Parham opened competing services less than a mile away, but retreated after his meetings failed to attract.

1906, November 3. Charles Fox Parham ex-communicated and ejected from Zion City. 300 followers went with him.

1906, November 16. Sandford on trial before Governor Cobb and counsel in Augusta, Maine. His followers claimed that Sandford was a "sure prophet," and "any one denying it will be struck down by a hand of divine wrath."


1907, Unknown date. Sandford leaves for Jerusalem to establish a colony. Cult victims back in Maine were suffering for food and the necessities of life.

1907, September 24. The followers of Charles Fox Parham who remained in Zion are arrested for stripping their clothes and mutilating their flesh.


1908, September 3. F. F. Bosworth holds tent meeting in Plymouth, Indiana for a united holiness revival.


1909, July 9. Frank Sandford claims end of the world will come at 10:20:30 AM, Wednesday September 15. Also names himself "Elijah" and the "Uncrowned King," as well as other titles.

1909, September 14. Frank Sandford and his cult victims don white robes and climb to rooftops to await the end of the world.

1910 1910, May 10. Sandford returns from Palestine, where he and cult followers attempted to establish a colony.

1910, June 15. Rev. H. H. Harriman, fugitive from Sandford's commune, attempts to rescue a Syrian girl. According to Harriman, the girl was hypnotized.

1910, July 28. Sandford and his followers set sail in two vessels. Sandford claimed he was leaving to spread the Gospel, while those suing him claimed he was leaving the country to avoid the legal and possibly criminal suits.

1910, August 10. Sandford wanted to answer civil suits of up to $150,000, but is out of country.

1910, September 16. Frank Sandford seeks to raise $1,000,000 to spread his cult faith in Nova Scotia. Miss Josephs, who escaped when the Kingdom ran aground, said that the passengers and crew set sail without provisions, and they were living off of fish and water. She also said that 50% of the people on board no longer believed Sandford, but were forced by circumstances to remain on board.

1910, October 22. Sandford sued by Rev. Ira Case to repay loan.

1910. Sandford returns after an unsuccessful attempt to plant a colony in Palestine.


1911, December 9. Frank Sandford indicted, found guilty on six counts. Sandford refused a lawyer, claiming the Lord would defend him. According to reports coming out of the trial, Sandford had been charged for deaths three times before in his commune.

1911, December 18. Frank Sandford sentenced to ten years' hard labor after five of his followers starve to death aboard the cruise of the cult's ship "Kingdom." Sandford told the court, "God is behind me. He told me not to talk. He pities everyone who does not look to Shiloh (his commune).

1911, December 20. Allentown Democrat examines the events surrounding the "Elijah" ministry of Sandford, and calls his work a "religious graft." According to the article, the "religious graft" is one of the most profitable and "safe" con games to play.


September 19, 1912. Roy Davis charged with forgery in El Paso, Texas by Judge E. B. McClintock, and was turned over to the grand jury on $500 bond.


1914, April. Assemblies of God is formed at Hot Springs, AR. F. F. Bosworth was one of the handful of delegates who met to decide the fate of the Pentecostal groups associated.

1914, July. World War I begins.


1915, February 8. "Birth of a Nation" silent film released promoting the Ku Klux Klan as a heroic and Christian organization.

1915, August 17. Leo Frank lynching in Georgia ignites the racial issues in the South.

1915, August. Second Ku Klux Klan formed on Stone Mountain, GA. William Joseph Simmons declares himself the Imperial Wizard of the Invisible Empire. Roy E. Davis was one of founding members, participating in the formation of the by-laws and ritual.


1916, Unknown month. Assemblies of God declare that its members must conform to the doctrinal stance that "speaking in tongues" was the "initial evidence of the holy ghost."

1916, January 10. Roy E. Davis swindles the First State Bank of Boonsville.

1916, March 10, Sheriff Lee Mann travels to Tipton, OK to find Roy Davis after a man by the same name was arrested. Mann issues a warrant in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas for the arrest of Roy E. Davis.

1916, March 10. Davis runs away to Georgia with a woman from Fort Worth.

1916 Unknown month and day. Roy Davis (under alias Lon Davis) was given $25 to purchase an organ for the Fairview Baptist Church in Pickens County, Georgia. When the organ was never delivered, Roy claimed that he had purchased a different one for $35 to be delivered in its place. Davis left the community and the organ was never delivered.


1917, February 16. Bosworth speaks at revival campaign in Manitoba, Canada.

1917, February 24. Bosworth holds his own revival meetings in Manitoba, Canada. He preached every night except Saturday.

1917, May 19. Roy E. Davis flees to Spartanburg, SC, and is arrested for the First State Bank of Boonsville, Texas swindling charge. Sheriff Mann of Wise County, TX came to Franklin County, Georgia to transfer him back to Texas.

1917, May 26. Mrs. Chitwood (Formerly Miss Starett) in Georgia recognizes Roy Davis as he was using alias "Lon Davis." She writes Sheriff Mann and is offered $50 reward.

1917, June 29, Roy Davis goes to prison in Decatur, TX for swindling the Boonsville Bank.

1917, Unknown month and day. Roy Davis gets new trial and the jury agrees to suspend his sentence for good behavior.

1917, December 1. Bosworth returns to Manitoba to hold meetings until January 6th.


1918, January 15. Bosworth holds special services at the Westminster Presbyterian Church before the Epworth leagues of the Methodist Church.

1918, February 6. F. F. Bosworth and B. B. Bosworth join in musical program at the W. C. Munn Auditorium in Houston, TX.

1918, July 24. Bosworth turns in his resignation from the Assemblies of God he helped create.

1918, September 8. Frank Sandford out of prison.

1918, November 25. Sandford publicly expresses his intention to re-form his "Holy Ghost and Us" Colony.


1919, January 15, Roy Davis, under alias Lon Davis in Adairsville, GA debates W.H. Bird of Fort Payne, AL Church of Christ on church principles and doctrines.

1919, Unknown month and day. Roy Davis indicted for the organ fraud from the Fairview Baptist Church, accused by W. J. James of Pickens County, Georgia. When the case came to trial, Davis' attorney approached James and offered money if the trial was dismissed.


1920, January 24. Bosworth Brothers hold meetings for several days in Louisville, KY.

1920, Summer. Roy Davis, under the alias "Lon Davis," becomes pastor of the Acworth Baptist church.

1920, November 11. World War I ends.


1921, February 21. Bosworth Brothers hold a month-long series of meetings six days a week in Minneapolis. A musical performance including a chorus of several hundred voices entertained the crowds.

1921, June. Roy Davis, under the alias Lon Davis, holds a Ku Klux Klan meeting at the Acworth Baptist Church.

1921, July 7. Deacon H. M. Williams organizes church meeting with deacon board to remove Davis from the church. This after Davis offered his defense before the congregation.

1921, July. H. M. Williams receives threatening letter from the Ku Klux Klan.

1921, July 15. Roy Davis ousted by Acworth, GA church after his being exposed as having swindled a bank in Texas, living a dual life, wife and child abandonment, and holding Ku Klux Klan meetings in the church.

1921, August 3. Roy Davis purchases a new Ford automobile and it was announced in the McCurtain Gazette of Idabel, OK that he was the pastor of the town.

1921, August 27. Roy Davis preaching revival meetings in Shults, OK with a subject "What Is Your Life in the Home?" promoting the idea that the Sabbath should become a legal holiday and that Americans today were desecrating the Sabbath.

1921, November 16. Roy Davis, wife, and daughter traveled to and returned from Detroit, Texas to Idabel, OK.

1921, Unknown month and day. Ex-Sheriff Lee Mann who arrested Roy Davis receives a threatening letter from the Ku Klux Klan in Georgia over his arrest of Davis.

1921, September. United States Government proposed a full probe of the Ku Klux Klan over its secrecy and terroristic nature. Congressman William D. Upshaw stopped the probe through litigation. During the proceedings, it was made known that Upshaw was both a Klan member and personal friend to William Joseph Simmons.

1921, April 14. Roy Davis (as Lon Davis, editor) advertises his "The Progress" newspaper in Acworth, GA. Anti-Catholic rhetoric. Copies of the issue were sold for $1.00.


1922, January 12. R. E. Davis is elected Mayor of Meigs, GA. Total votes were 226, first time women voted.

1922, July 22. Dr. R.E. Davis KKK lecturer in Poplar Bluff, MO, challenges Capt. C.D. Unsell to a debate on the virtues of the KKK. Appears to be a KKK membership drive. Davis gives address to interested people "KKK City, Poplar Bluff American".

1922, August 1. Roy E. Davis (Klan lecturer living in Atlanta GA) in Blytheville, Arkansas gives a debate speech at a baseball field (big turn-out by locals). He promotes KKK virtues.


1923, January 11. Roy Davis, as an official spokesman of the Ku Klux Klan holding meetings with William Joseph Simmons. meetings. were denied use of an auditorium in Albany, GA.

1923, June 30. Roy Davis fired from GA Farmer's Union after being exposed as having lived dual life in Texas and Georgia.

1923, January 13. Roy Davis held Klan rally and claimed that the Invisible Empire was not anti-Negro, anti-Catholic, or anti-Jewish.

1923, May 28. Roy E. Davis (editor of Brickbat) lambastes a grand jury ruling in Valdosta, GA on releasing 2 men attacking a fellow Klan member, J. McDonald. The 2 men got into a fight with McDonald when they asked where Roy E. Davis was. The sheriff stepped in and put guards around McDonald and Davis as protection.

1923, May 29. Roy Davis is charged with fraud for the organ scandal at the Fairview Baptist Church

1923, June 27. Roy Davis faces criminal libel suit as brickbat editor

1923, July 4. In Kokomo Indiana's Melfalfa Park, D. C. Stephenson addressed the largest Klan rally ever held in the United States.

1923, August 17. Roy Davis (Alias Lonnie Davis) in Wichita Falls, TX is flogged with a wet rope by 5 unmasked men. Lonnie's brother Z. W. Davis says Z. W. is in hospital and asks acting Texas Governor T.W. Davidson to investigate. Article states that Lonnie Davis is believed to be the same as the former president of the GA Farmer's Union and KKK organizer in Valdosta, Meigs and Fitzgerald, GA. No reason given of the flogging, maybe more mischief or perhaps KKK members in Texas doling out a punishment.

1923, December 14. Congressman/Reverend William D. Upshaw brags of his saving the Ku Klux Klan through litigation in an issue of The Fiery Cross.


1924, March 14. Ella Branham, William Branham's mother, asks aid for her family after a series of unfortunate events: Charles, William's father, was in jail for producing whiskey, and William was in the hospital after being shot in the leg.

1924, March 21. William Branham's hospital bill is rendered. Branham later admitted that it was the Ku Klux Klan that paid the bill.

1924, April 11. Indiana Klans announce that they had cleaned up a booze ring in Jeffersonville, IN.

1924, May 27. Bosworth Brothers hold a huge series of campaigns in Ottawa, Canada. More than 5,000 people attended the final meeting. After the revival, the brothers were hoisted to the shoulders of several men and paraded around the town by 3,000 people.

1924, October 5. Chattanooga, TN, Dr. R.E. Davis (former ambassador of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan at Washington) is now the organizer of the Knights of the Flaming Sword. News article describes the Flaming Sword group as Anti-Klan. Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is Col. William Simmons's Klan group. Davis described Texas Klan members being converted to the Flaming Sword.

1924, November 3. Bosworth Brothers hold a six-week revival campaign at the Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis, Indiana.


1925. Indiana Ku Klux Klan reaches peak of membership. 30 percent of all white-born males were members, over 250,000 people.

1925, month and day unknown. Indiana recognized as the largest state branch of the Ku Klux Klan.

1925, month and day unknown. Davis defends "divine healing" in a Pentecostal meeting in Memphis, TN.

1925, January 18. Dr. Roy E. Davis (Royal Ambassador of the Knights of the Flaming Sword) calls on members of the same group to quit. Cites the Flaming Sword is "dedicated to one proposition of accumulating millions for private individuals". In other words, it's a money scam.

1925, November 14. D. C. Stephenson convicted of murder for the rape and murder of Madge Oberholtzer.

1925, unknown month and day. William Branham purchases a Model T ford and head out west.

1925, July 31. Roy Davis holds Nazarene church revival in Perry, OK.


1926, unknown month and day. William Branham returns to Jeffersonville, IN.

1927 1927, April 21. Roy Davis holds Nazarene church revival in Perry, OK

1927. Unknown month and day. William D. Upshaw elected Southern Baptist Convention vice-president in Louisville, KY.

1927, May 28. James Buck, who claimed "healing" from F. F. Bosworth, dies after being "healed."


1928, September 1. Roy Davis holds Nazarene church revival in Perry, OK


1930, February 5. Roy Davis sends a letter to the editor of the Louisville Courier Journal describing his church and protesting the government's strategy to enforce prohibition. Davis said that his church often had drunk men and women sitting in each other's laps during service.

1930, February 8. Local Baptist ministers write the Louisville Courier Journal to denounce Davis' views on alcohol and to declare him not aligned with Baptist policy.

1930, March 20. Roy Davis accused of fraud in Louisville by Mrs. Minnie Burgin and was held on $300 bond.

1930, March 22. Assistant Prosecutor William Bomar recommends fraud charges against Davis be dismissed.

1930, October 11. Roy E. Davis, evangelist, and singer is jailed on violation of Mann Act in Louisville, KY. 40-year-old Davis brought 17-year-old Allie Lee Garrison (to be his wife later) across state lines from Chattanooga, TN. He was arrested in Jeffersonville, IN at a church revival meeting. Mann Act is a Federal offense and Davis was arraigned by a U.S. commissioner. The Mann Act or White Slavery Act of 1910, is a violation of bringing women across state lines for prostitution or for sex.

1930, October 12. Davis charged with violation of the Mann Act. Sixty women showed up at court to protest.

1930, October 14. Davis indicted by grand jury violation Mann act.

1930, November 3. Davis serves 10 days' jail time after contempt of court when sixty women disrupt his trial.


1931, May 5. Rev. Ralph Rader, former mayor's son and Jeffersonville native, announces that he is opening his church in Jeffersonville. Roy E. Davis is appointed leader of the choir.

1931, September 15. Davis charged with defrauding Miss Lelia Cain, but was released on $11,000 bond.

1931, September 25. Davis extradited from Jeffersonville to Louisville for defrauding Miss Lelia Cain.

1931, December 31. Davis places advertisement in the Louisville Courier Journal to purchase a printing press.


1932, July 6. Davis' First Pentecostal Baptist Church of Jeffersonville enters the Southern Indiana Church Baseball League and defeats Henryville, Indiana 8 to 3.


1933, May 23. Roy E. Davis, Jr. and Sr. sell Adams Street, Louisville, KY church property to L. Rothermel Kirwan.

1933. William D. Upshaw holds meetings in Louisville, KY to promote prohibition.

1933, February 4. Hope Brumbach (William Branham's fiancé) leads devotional meeting in Roy Davis' Pentecostal Baptist Church.

1933, February 18. William Branham described in newspaper advertisement as an elder of Davis' Pentecostal Baptist Church.

1933, February 25. Hope Brumbach (William Branham's fiancé) leads the youth ministry in Davis' Pentecostal Baptist Church.

1933, Unknown month and day. William Branham attends Chicago World's Fair, at which he witnessed Jeffersonville, Indiana native Paul Rader preach. "Egg-shaped" cars were on display at the fair, and Branham would return to Jeffersonville claiming that God had given him a vision of a future that included "egg shaped cars."


1934, March 30. Roy Davis sues several parties in Jeffersonville (including churches, their members, and cemeteries) for the estate of Laura Belle Eaken.

1934, June 22. William Branham weds Amelia Hope Brumbach.

1934, September. William Branham attends Third General Assembly of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ.


1935, July 19. Roy Davis steals a piano and a pulpit from Reverend Walter Ulrey, head of the New Albany, Indiana and Louisville, KY Volunteers of America.

1935, August 13. Roy Davis sued by Rev. Ulrey. 250 people came to the trial.

1935, August 5. Charles Branham Jr., William Branham's brother dies.


1936, January. Hope Branham, William Branham's wife, is diagnosed with tuberculosis.

1936, July 18. Congressman William D. Upshaw caught running, unassisted by his crutches on the House floor.

1936, November 30. Charles Branham, William Branham's father, dies of heart failure.


1937, January. 1937 Flood nearly obliterates Jeffersonville Indiana and Louisville, KY from the map.

1937, July. Hope and Sharon Rose Branham, William Branham's wife and daughter, die of tuberculosis.


1938, Unknown month and day. Roy Davis arrested in Hot Springs, AR for disturbing the peace. Ordered to leave town.


1939, January 13. Rev. Roy E. Davis is ordered extradited from Louisville, KY to Hot Springs, AR on charges of removing a car from a Mrs. Gay in Hot Springs (crossing state lines in stolen vehicle). Davis jumped bond in Jeffersonville, IN on same charge, until authorities caught him in Louisville. He claimed that Mrs. Gay gave him permission to take the car out of Arkansas. Also claimed "those in control" in Hot Springs sought his return in because of his participation in a murder investigation. States "I won't live if I go back (Hot Springs), I believe I'll be ambushed". No reason given for that statement, perhaps a KKK deal?


1943, September 15. Ussher-Davis Foundation opened in San Bernardino, CA. Actress Elizabeth Ussher, Roy Davis, and William D. Upshaw primary board members. Other members include Fred M. Barton, former head of a boys' school in Oklahoma, and George Pearson of Upland, CA.


1944, February 21. After Davis' arrest in the Ussher-Davis Orphanage scam, the Riverside Press (CA) states the FBI records show that Davis had a long record. Police Chief Eugene Mueller says Davis was arrested in Louisville, KY in 1930 on charges of obtaining money under false pretenses. No disposition of that case was mentioned. In 1938, Davis was again arrested in Hot Springs for disturbing the peace, but the prosecution was dismissed. Davis was then ordered to leave town. In 1939, he was taken into custody on the mortgaged property (Mrs. Gay's car) offense. No disposition of that case mentioned.

1944, February 18. Allie Davis, Roy Davis' wife, arrested for the Ussher-Davis Foundation scam.

1944, February 22. Complaints filed against Roy Davis by J. T. Williamson, former superintendent of the Ussher-Davis Foundation, and Lena Robertson for failure to pay wages. Roy Davis, his wife Allie, and George W. Mooney were arrested.

1944, February 26. Roy Davis accused of mail tampering and theft of money donated by Mrs. Caroline McLeod to her son.

1944, February 28. Roy Davis charged for grand theft. Bail was set at $11,000 and Davis was held at the Upland jail. Davis was unable to post bond.

1944, March 4. Roy Davis issued plea for reduction of $16,000 bail. Judge Charles L. Allison granted a writ of habeas corpus.

1944, March 15. Roy Davis charged for petty theft and illegal possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

1944, April 18. Roy Davis went on trial before Federal Judge Pierson M. Hall for impersonating an FBI agent. Davis claimed that he experienced "divine revelation" telling him to obtain $85,000 from Miss Elizabeth Ussher, which she gave after he convinced her that he was an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U. S. Attorney Llewellyn J. Moses presented the case as prosecuting attorney.

1944, April 20. Roy Davis testified by written letter that a "vision" came to him while he was eating a peach, in which he saw the orphanage. Miss Elizabeth Ussher remembered his story, but testified that it was an orange, not a peach, that brought the vision.

1944, April 27. Roy Davis petitioned for another writ of habeas corpus, filed by Attorneys Julius J. Novack and Joseph T. Ciano.

1944, May 6. Two petty theft charges were dismissed after one of the witnesses disappeared, and bail was reduced to $2500. Chief Criminal District Attorney Theo G. Krumm said that the Rev. Mr. Davis was convicted of a felony in the crime of swindling in Texas in 1918. Davis was held on gun charges.

1944, Unknown month and day. Roy Davis sue Chief of Police Eugene L. Mueller and witnesses to his trial.


1945, Jan 30. Roy Davis and the Ussher-Davis Foundation sued by radio station KMTR for $323 unpaid radio time.

1945, February 18. Roy Davis and Allie Davis sues Chief of Police Eugene L. Mueller of Upland and the Royal Indemnity Co. for $25,000 damages for the arrest of Mrs. Davis on February 18, 1944.


1946. Growing anger against "faith healers" as many begin to handle snakes, drink strychnine and other poisons. By 1947, courts begin ruling against parents preferring "divine healing" over medicine keeping their children from medication.


1947, May 7. Krekor Arakelian summons faith healer Avak Hagopian from Iran to cure his son.

1947, June 2. Hundreds gather to see Avak Hagopian.

1947, June 10. Avak retreats to the mountains to escape the throng of people.

1947, June 29. Avak returns from the mountains, greeting up to 10,000 faith healing expectants.

1947, June 30. William Branham's first publicized "divine healing meeting" in Vandalia, IL.

1947, September 13. The first Billy Graham Crusade is held in Grand Rapids, MI. 6,000 attended.

1947, November 2. William Branham is summoned by Krekor Arakelian.

1947, November 3. Avak leaves Palm Springs for Seattle, WA. He arose at 5:45 A.M. to greet his followers, and found that none were there to greet him. He emerged again two hours later, expecting the thousands of people to be begging for healing, and still none were there.

1947, November. Oral Roberts claims God "appeared to him" and directed him to heal the sick.


June 15, 1949. Dan Davis, Roy's brother, dies in Louisville. Dan was named as the former head of the East Market Street Mission. He was a Pentecostal minister for 10 years.

1949, July. Former Congressman William D. Upshaw claimed to have been healed by Rev. Ogilvie in the July issue of Voice of Healing.

1949, September. The 23rd General Council of the Assemblies of God denounces the "New Order of the Latter Rain" as heretics, initiating a split in both the denomination and Pentecostalism.


1950. Unknown month and day. Roy Davis writes a letter to the Voice of Healing Magazine promoting William Branham. The letter was sent to Gordon Lindsay, Branham's campaign manager and editor of the magazine.

1950, August. Gordon Lindsay reads Roy's letter to an audience in Cleveland, Ohio during one of William Branham's meetings.

1950, August. William Branham refers to Roy's letter, carefully leaving out his name.

1950, October. Voice of Healing magazine prints Roy Davis' letter to Gordon Lindsay. Voice of Healing was created by Gordon Lindsay to promote the ministry of William Branham. In the article, Davis declares himself to be William Branham's first pastor, who introduced Branham to the Pentecostal faith. He preached Branham's ordination sermon, signed his ordination certificate, and heard Branham preach his first sermon. Davis claimed he was the first to watch Branham pray for the sick. Roy referred to William Branham as his "Timothy," referring to the Biblical helper under Apostle Paul's mentorship. Davis states that he was a member of the Ft Worth, Texas Chamber of Commerce and Executive Committee. He claims that he was born in Fort Worth, and named his business manager as J. F. Owens. Davis lists his address as 3404 So. Main Street, Ft. Worth, Texas.


1951, February. Roy E. Davis asks William D. Upshaw to sit in one of Branham's healing meetings. Upshaw (who was very mobile at the time) posed as a wheelchair-invalid, claiming to have been confined to a wheelchair for 66 years. After being "healed," he and Branham used his "healing" for advertisement.

1951, April 13. In Phoenix, AZ, William Branham refers to and confirms the Voice of Healing article.

1951, May 1. In Los Angeles, CA, William Branham claims to have healed William D. Upshaw.


1952, February 24. Joseph Mattson-Boze asks Billy Graham to hold joint meeting with William Branham.

1951, June. Jim Jones takes position as student pastor at Somerset Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

1952, August 10. William Branham holds meeting in Chicago, IL with Joseph Mattson-Boze.


1953, June 4. In Connorsville, IN, William Branham confirms being ordained by Roy Davis. He claimed that William D. Upshaw (who had been walking on crutches for decades) entered his prayer line in a wheelchair, and that Roy Davis was the one who sent Upshaw into the meeting.

1953, August. William Branham holds meeting in Jeffersonville, IN with Joseph Mattson-Boze.

1953, August 29 – September 7. William Branham holds meeting in Chicago, IL with Joseph Mattson-Boze.

1953, September 7. In Chicago, IL, with Joseph Mattson-Boze, William Branham describes being in a revival meeting with Davis. According to Branham, Davis walked up to the platform and challenged the speaker by asking them to take sulfuric acid. Branham claimed that he had a statement describing the event sealed by a notary public.

1953, September 23. William D. Upshaw begins claiming to have been healed by William Branham in a meeting in Los Angeles. Upshaw was speaking at a high school gymnasium in Branham's hometown of Jeffersonville, IN.

1953, November 30. In West Palm Beach, FL, William Branham describes Roy Davis' introduction of William D. Upshaw, and claimed that Upshaw was for sixty-six years an invalid in a wheelchair confined to crutches and a bed.

1953, December 12-13. William Branham holds meeting in Chicago, IL with Joseph Mattson-Boze.

1953, unknown month and day. Jim Jones has his first public debut at the "Latter Rain" Bethesda Missionary Temple in Detroit, MI.


1954, March 20-21. William Branham holds meeting in Chicago, IL with Joseph Mattson-Boze.

1954, unknown month and day. Jim Jones accepted as a pastor of the Laurel Street Tabernacle.

1954, June 24. William Branham holds meeting in Washington, DC with Joseph Mattson-Boze.

1954, July 18-July 25. William Branham holds meeting in Chicago, IL with Joseph Mattson-Boze.


1955, January 14-23. William Branham holds meeting with A. W. Rasmussen and Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Chicago, IL.

1955, February 27. In Phoenix, AZ, William Branham describes Roy E. Davis as a Doctor [of Divinity] out of Dallas, Texas. He describes being ordained as an elder at Davis' church in Jeffersonville, IN.

1955, April. Jim Jones creates "Wings of Deliverance" ministry. It later became "Peoples Temple."

1955, May 1. William Branham holds meeting in Chicago, IL with Joseph Mattson-Boze.

1955, July 24. William Branham holds meeting in Jeffersonville, IN with Joseph Mattson-Boze.

1955, October 3-8. William Branham holds meeting with A. W. Rasmussen and Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Chicago, IL.

1955, October 7. R.E. Davis, Sr. advertised his sermon or lecture on "From Darkness to Light" at the Mt. Ashburn Church of Christ in Dallas. The church was located at 712 Parkview Ave. at the corner of Lindsley street.

1955, October 13. A new Church of Christ is opened at the Odd Fellow's Hall located on 611 1/2 East 10th street in Oak Cliff (Dallas). R.E. Davis, Sr., evangelist and debater will be the minister for the opening service.


1956, January 21. Jim Jones announces nation-wide minister's convention with "special speaker" William Branham.

1956, February 5. Jim Jones is ordained minister of A. W. Rasmussen's "Independent Assemblies of God" by Joseph Mattsson-Boze.

1956, February 12. William Branham holds meeting in Minneapolis, MN, and announces a vision by Joseph Mattsson-Boze, and that Boze will be visiting soon. Branham claims that "This is the turning time for the U.S.A. They'll either accept it this year or they'll be cast off."

1956, April 3-8. William Branham holds meeting with A. W. Rasmussen and Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Chicago, IL.

1956, April 21. Jim Jones holds meetings with Joseph Mattsson-Boze at Faith Temple near Hagerstown, MI.

1956, June 11-15. Jim Jones holds nation-wide minister's convention with "special speaker" William Branham at the Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis, IN. Joseph Mattsson-Boze is present.

1956, June 21. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Chicago, IL.

1956, July 11. The Odd Fellows on 611 1/2 East 10th street in Oak Cliff (Dallas) announced their elected officers. Dallas District Attorney Henry C. Wade gives the big speech. R.E. Davis is elected chaplain.

1956, June 17. William Branham announces a trip to Washington State to meet with A. W. Rasmussen for one day.

1956, August 14-15. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

1956, September 30. William Branham holds meeting with Mattsson-Boze in Chicago, IL.

1956, October 1-2. William Branham holds meeting with A. W. Rasmussen and Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Chicago, IL.

1956, December 15. In Parkersburg, WV, William Branham describes William D. Upshaw as being confined to his wheelchair for sixty-six years. According to Branham, Upshaw was a Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Branham describes an "Aunt Jemima" disrupting the meeting with a big scream, "knocking ushers right and left" as she came to the platform.


1957, January 20. In Jeffersonville, IN, William Branham mentions a phrase Davis commonly used: "Like pouring peas on a dry cowhide"

1957, January 25. In Lima, OH, William Branham described Roy Davis as a preacher of "Divine Healing". (The same type of ministry Branham himself claimed to have.)

1957, March 6. R.E. Davis, Sr. writes a letter to the editor of the Dallas Morning News. He praises Dallas District Attorney Henry C. Wade, tells people to quit meddling in Wade's business. Note: Henry Wade gave a speech to the Odd Fellows.

1957, March 6. In Phoenix, AZ, William Branham describes Doctor [of Divinity] Roy Davis as his teacher. Branham claimed that Davis was a lawyer before his conversion and "took everything from a legal standpoint in the Bible." He describes Davis sticking his finger up his mouth during the service if he disagreed with Branham's statements. Branham claimed Davis described several of his cases when he was practicing law.

1957, April 7. In Jeffersonville, IN, William Branham described William D. Upshaw as having a broken back forced to be moved around in a wheelchair for sixty-six years when Roy Davis sent him to see Branham.

1957, May 16. William Branham holds meeting in Saskatoon, SK. A. W. Rasmussen is present, and is asked by Branham to give the dismissing prayer.

1957, June 10. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze at the Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis, IN.

1957, June 29-30. William Branham holds meeting Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Chicago, IL.

1957, July 25-28. William Branham holds meetings with A. W. Rasmussen in Tacoma, WA.

1957, July 27. In Tacoma, WA, in a meeting with A. W. Rasmussen, William Branham describes being ordained in the Missionary Baptist Church. He describes Davis as a minister from Big Springs, Texas. He claimed that Davis' church in Jeffersonville was not of the Pentecostal faith as Davis claimed, but sovereign Baptist.

1957, August 7-11. William Branham holds meetings in Edmonton, AB. A. W. Rasmussen is present, and is asked by Branham to offer the dismissing prayer in multiple services.

1957, September 8. In Jeffersonville, IN, William Branham describes Roy Davis' printing press in Jeffersonville, and the "paper" that Davis printed. Branham claims that the press and paper was burned with fire while it was printing copies. Branham claimed that this was in response to Davis calling him a "puppet." Then he compared Davis to the Bible as the fulfillment of the parable of the man sowing seed dressed in white.

1957, December 11-13. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Newark, NJ.

1957, December 29, 1957. In Jeffersonville, IN, William Branham describes conversing with Davis after his alleged angelic visitation (1945).


1958, January 7-12. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Chicago, IL.

1958, February 21. Roy Davis, Sr. gives speech at the Danish Room in the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas to the Oak Cliff White Citizens Council about the impending School Integration issue. Stated "he would rather die or be put in prison than allow Negro children be integrated with White children in Dallas White Schools".

1958, March 25. In Middletown, OH, William Branham describes conversing with Davis after his alleged angelic visitation (1945).

1958, May 30. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze in New York, NY.

1958, May 18. Roy Davis signs petition circulated by Rev. Carey Daniel (President of White Citizens Council of America) along with 330 other Dallas Clergy. Petitions states: "I believe forced integration is wrong and I am opposed to the mixing of White and Negro children in our public schools".

1958, June 18-20. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Greenville, SC.

1958, May 21. In Bangor, ME, William Branham described being ordained in Roy Davis' church. Branham describes Davis sending Upshaw to his meeting for healing.

1958, June. In a FBI document, a confidential informant states the Roy E. Davis, Sr. Grand Dragon, broke away from the U.S. Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan organization and formed the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Eldon Lee Edwards, Grand Wizard (Atlanta, GA) visits Dallas and convinces Klan members there to rejoin the U.S. Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Dallas Klan members were disgruntled with Davis over mishandling funds. Note: Davis had a cross burning at his home in Dallas in 1958 and had to call the Dallas Police out. Likely, it was these disgruntled Dallas Klan members. The U.S. Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was Eldon Lee Edwards' consolidation Klan effort made up of various chapters of KKK in the South. Edwards died in 1960.

1958, June 20. Roy Davis, Sr. is elected President of the Oak Cliff White Citizens Council (OCWCC) per FBI document. In another FBI document, it is noted that the "vehement" members of the Texas White Citizens Council left that group to join OCWCC, because the Texas White Citizens Council was made up of a bunch of lawyers that only wanted to sign petitions. Other members include Addie Barlow Frazier (Dixie Leber).

1958, June 25. Rev. R.E. Davis shows up at a Dallas School Board meeting along with 2 other members of the OCWCC, Addie Barlow Frazier (Dixie Leber) and Lloyd S. Riddle. Also in attendance was Earl Thornton (Klan member, John Birch Society, owner of Thornton Electric). They discussed integration and segregation. Two black men also showed up, a Prophet M.D. Willet (preacher from Little Rock, AR) and local Dallas NAACP rep, Edwin C. Washington. Washington is booed by the white segregationists.

1958, July. White supremacy group National States Rights Party is formed. The mailing address was Post Office Box 261, Jeffersonville, Indiana, the same city in which William Branham based his operations.

1958, August. Governor Orval Faubus decided to petition the decision by the Federal District Court in order to postpone the desegregation of public high schools in Little Rock. In August 1958, the Federal Courts ruled against the delay of de-segregation, which incited Faubus to call together an Extraordinary Session of the State Legislature on August 26 in order to enact his segregation bills.

1958, August 26. In a FBI document, Roy E. Davis makes a trip to Little Rock, Arkansas and gives some membership papers unknowingly to an FBI KKK informant for safekeeping. Appears Davis was perhaps making another membership drive for his Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Names revealed were Dallas men, one of them was M.H. Brumley. Brumley was a Dallas Police Intelligence detective and most likely a plant by the DPD to gain information on the Dallas KKK. Dallas Police Jesse Curry mentioned he used his cops at times to join these extremist groups for Intel reasons.


1959, April 9. In Los Angeles, CA, Lily Upshaw, William D. Upshaw's widow, attends one of William Branham's meetings. Branham described Roy Davis sending Upshaw to Branham for healing.

1959, April 19. In Los Angeles, CA, William Branham describes meeting his first wife Hope Brumbach (leader of the youth ministry in Davis' church in Jeffersonville), and describes their first visit to Davis' Missionary [Pentecostal] Baptist Church. Though he was an elder and ordained in it, Branham claimed that he never joined Davis's church. He claimed that Davis ordained him and he became the minister of his own tabernacle.

1959, May 20. Roy E. Davis, National Imperial Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, said in a UPI dispatch from Dallas the Klan was not responsible for a bunch of posters that were posted in and around the city of Texarkana. Evidently the posters had death threats on them. He told the UPI reporter that he had been in the Klan for 43 years (back to 1916) and condemns the posters.

1959, May 28. Roy E. Davis is interviewed by UP reporter in Dallas. Davis declares himself as a retired Baptist preacher and Imperial Klan Dragon of the KKK in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas (most likely the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, as reporter was not aware of KKK groups or terminology). Davis exaggerates the Dallas County Klan membership at 40-45,000 strong (see February 11, 1961). Also, he tells reporter that some of his Klan members are State legislators, primarily from East Texas. Davis also says he has policemen, lawyers and ministers in his Klan group. Davis also claims membership in Houston area around 1,000 strong. He tells reporter that he instructed his Klan members not to be involved with the Little Rock, Arkansas crisis (school integration). States: The Little Rock crisis was probably brought about by Communists. We believe the doctrines of the NAACP are opposed to the concept of Americanism and are Communist inspired in several instances". Davis is clearly lying to this reporter on his membership and exaggerating his position for PR purposes.

1959, May 28. In Texarkana, TX, Roy E. Davis identified himself as the Imperial Dragon of the National Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. He said recruiting posters found in Texarkana were not from his group, but from an Arkansas group of wannabe Klan members headed up by a Texarkana attorney (George F. Edwards). Davis said Edwards was ejected by him. The Arkansas group also consisted of Minutemen.

1959, May 30. George F. Edwards is interviewed in Texarkana concerning his KKK group. Edwards responds to Roy E. Davis' charge that the Association of Arkansas Klans was made up of banished Klansmen with Edwards in charge. The Texarkana Gazette called for all lawyers to banish any lawyer associated with the KKK. Edwards admits new interest in his group due to the posters in Texarkana.

1959, June 7. The Arkansas Gazette publishes a story on the Klan. It cites a revival of the KKK in 1955, due mostly to the Supreme Court "Brown vs. Board of Education" school integration. The article goes through the various KKK groups in 1959, and it names U.S. Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (Eldon Lee Edwards, Atlanta, GA) as having a nationwide membership from 12-15,000. The article cites the Rylie, TX unit as being affiliated with U.S. Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. From there, it cites Roy E. Davis as being a member of that Rylie, TX U.S. Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. However, the article states that Roy E. Davis was expelled from that group.

1959, June 9-13. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Chicago, IL.

1959, June 9. In Little Rock, Arkansas, A.C. Hightower declares himself as the Grand Dragon of the newly chartered (1 week old) U.S. Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Arkansas. This is Eldon Lee Edward's united Klan (Atlanta, GA). Arkansas is very leery of the Klan and fought to keep it out. Even Arkansas Governor Faubus, an ardent racist who fought the Little Rock Central High School integration efforts, publicly bad-mouthed them. Hightower states Roy E. Davis was banished from the Klan (most likely U.S. Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan). The article goes on to explain the other Arkansas Klan group out of Texarkana is the Association of Arkansas Klans with its only member, George F. Edwards (Davis' nemesis).

1959, June 10. William Branham holds meeting in Chicago, IL. A. W. Rasmussen is present.

1959, July 7. In Cleveland, TN, William Branham described being ordained by Doctor [of Divinity] Roy E. Davis.

1959, Unknown month and day. Roy E. Davis writes a scorching letter to his KKK nemesis in Texarkana, lawyer George F. Edwards. Davis heard through some of his Klan members meeting at the Odd Fellows in Texarkana (Texas side) about Edwards bad-mouthing him. He challenges Edwards to a debate, and asks him to bring his "ADL" literature (Jewish Anti-Deformation League). He signs the letter R.E. Davis, National Imperial Dragon, Knights of the Original Ku Klux Klan.

1959, Unknown month and day. Letter sent to "Patriots and Klansmen of Arkansas" warning them to beware of Davis' enemies George F. Edwards (Texarkana lawyer), Eldon Lee Edwards (Grand Wizard of the US Klans in Atlanta), and the ADL. The letter was sent on behalf of the "Original Ku Klux Klan".

1959, August 24. 200 gather in Samsula, Florida to hear Florida's leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Imperial Wizard "Lon" Davis unmasked himself before the crowd.


1960, June 6. William Branham holds meeting in Chautauqua, OH. A. W. Rasmussen is present.

1960, June 8-11. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Chautauqua, OH.

1960, September. Roy Davis starts a six-month Klan recruiting campaign in Shreveport, LA.

1960, November 24. William Branham starts a five-day (or more) campaign of meetings in Shreveport, LA.

1960, October 10. R.E. Davis writes letter to editor in Dallas Morning News titled "Back Turned on South". Davis states he always supported the Democratic party, but will not support the Kennedy-Johnson presidential ticket. Praises the Morning News for endorsement or support of Vice-President Nixon.

1960, November 8. John F. Kennedy elected President of the United States. As a Catholic, Kennedy was the Klan's "public enemy number one".

1960, November 11. William Branham claims by "spiritual revelation" that John F. Kennedy was the death of the nation. "Women, given the right to vote, elected President-elect Kennedy—with the woman's vote, the wrong man, which will finally be to full control of the Catholic church in the United States; then the bomb comes that explodes her. {...} Did you notice the rallies on the television? Nixon to be pretty near all men. All of them wanted to kiss Kennedy (the women), jumping astraddle the cars and everything like that, jumping up and down."

1960, December 11. In Jeffersonville, IN, Branham describes being baptized by Roy E. Davis under the Oneness Pentecostal baptism of "the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ" when he was a child.


1961, January 1. In Jeffersonville, IN, William Branham describes Roy Davis singing "Steal Away and Pray with Jesus".

1961, February 10. The Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock) states a big Klan membership drive was underway in Northwestern Louisiana. The paper reports R.E. Davis, self-styled National Imperial Wizard of the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, had been in Louisiana for 6 months and several days in Shreveport. Davis states that the Shreveport area had 1,000 members 3 more charters were to be issued. Davis went on to explain that he will be organizing a Woman's Unit called the White Karmellia the next week. Davis says the Klan's aims are "were to fight for states' rights, constitutional government and White Supremacy". Davis also said "Negroes were turning the White Man's government into a Mongrel government". He went on to say the Klan would not let them do it, regardless of what this statement may imply.

1961, February 11. R.E. Davis, Sr. is interviewed by Dallas Morning News on Klan in Texas. Davis claims Klan membership in Texas is small. Davis denies he did any membership drives in Louisiana and was not connected with the Overton Brooks cross burning incident in Shreveport. Davis also states he does not condone lawlessness. Also, he said the Klan would do every legal thing possible to fight school integration.

1961, February 16. Newsmen were blind-folded and taken to a Klan meeting in a wooden area near Shreveport, LA. Roy Davis was not present, but claims there were 5 chapters of his Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Northwest Louisiana.

1961, April 13. In Bloomington, IL, William Branham describes Roy Davis sending Congressman Upshaw into his meeting in Los Angeles, California. Branham claimed that he saw a vision of the former congressman being healed.

1961, April 7. R.E. Davis is questioned in Shreveport, LA over the Democrat Louisiana Representative Overton Brooks home cross burning incident on February 8, 1961. Suspected Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan members were involved. Imperial Wizard Davis states he suspected that Shreveport members of his KKK did it. Davis claims there are 35 chapters of his Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Louisiana with big ones in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. It appears that Davis is not in control of his Klan group.

1961, April 25-30. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Chicago, IL.

1961, April 25. In Chicago, IL, in meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze, William Branham claimed that he left Roy Davis' Baptist Church to become Pentecostal. Though Davis introduced him into his "first Pentecostal assembly," Branham claimed that he knew nothing about the Pentecostals until he saw a vision and left Davis' church.

1961, June 1. In Jeffersonville, IN, William Branham describes Roy Davis' church in Jeffersonville being burnt to the ground. He claimed that afterward, the people were "scattered sheep without a shepherd".

1961, October. Jones has "vision" of nuclear holocaust. Interestingly, this came after Branham's "vision" of the same.

1961, Unknown month and day. Paul Schäfer migrates to Chile and establishes his commune at Colonia Dignidad in Chile.


1962, February. Jim Jones moves family to Brazil, shortly after Esquire Magazine publishes the "Nine Places In The World To Hide" from fallout of nuclear war.

1962, March. Roy E. Davis is identified as one of the picketers at the Dallas Theater Center in Highland Park (Dallas). Dallas Police said Roy Davis and Charles Powell Sr. (John Birch Society member) were responsible for the protest. The picketers were protesting the plays showing there as Communist inspired. A mysterious committee wrote Paul Ragiordosky (Dallas Theater Center President) some condemnation letters about communist playwrights and actors. Ragiordosky turned the letters over to the FBI and the FBI contacted Dallas Police. The FBI revealed the Dallas Police identified Davis while monitoring the protest. The FBI revealed also the U.S. Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (Eldon Lee Edward's Klan Atlanta, GA) through an informant that this group charted its U.S. Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Realm of Texas Klavern in Rylie (suburb of Dallas) on December 12, 1957. They used the cover group name of Soldiers of the Flaming Sword as not to call attention to them as a KKK group (obvious old Roy Davis KKK name). Roy Davis left this group in June of 1958 and started his Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. In 1959, the U.S. Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was falling apart and without a Texas Klan leader. Grady S. Frazier (not sure if related or married to Dixie Leber) was trying to lead and reorganize the group. Grady S. Frazier ran a Texaco Service Station in Dallas.

1962. May 18-19. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Green Lake, WI.

1962, May 20-21. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Chicago, IL.

1962, June 3. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Jeffersonville, IN.

1962, November 11. In Jeffersonville, IN, William Branham describes being ordained by Roy Davis. He claims that he separated from Davis over doctrinal teaching.


1963, June 30. William Branham mentions Joseph Mattsson-Boze being forced to give up his church to "that denomination".

1963, July 21. In Jeffersonville, IN, William Branham describes Roy Davis as a personal friend who baptized him. He compared Davis' baptizing him to John baptizing Jesus.

1963, August 3. In Chicago, IL, William Branham described Davis ordaining and baptizing him. Again, Branham compared Davis' baptizing him to John baptizing Jesus.

1963, November 12-17. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze in New York, NY.

1963, November 14. In New York, NY, William Branham described Davis ordaining and baptizing him. Again, Branham compared Davis' baptizing him to John baptizing Jesus. Immediately afterwards, a woman begins to speak in tongues.

1963, November 30. In Shreveport, LA, William Branham described Roy Davis ordaining him and sending William D. Upshaw for healing. Branham claimed that he never heard of Upshaw.

1963, December. Jones family leaves Brazil and returns to Indianapolis.


1964, February 9. In Bakersfield, CA, William Branham describes being ordained by Roy Davis in Davis' Missionary [Pentecostal] Baptist Church.

1964, March 8. In Dallas, TX, William Branham is expecting Roy Davis to be in attendance at the meeting. He describes Davis as his teacher, and the one who baptized him into the Pentecostal faith at Davis' Missionary [Pentecostal] Baptist Church. Branham describes Davis as being from Fort Worth, TX.

1964, March. Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan records burned and weapons cache moved.

1964, March 20. William Branham holds meeting with Joseph Mattsson-Boze in Denham Springs, LA.

1964, April 12. In Birmingham, AL, William Branham described being ordained by Doctor [of Divinity] Roy E. Davis from Fort Worth Texas. At the end of the sermon, Branham holds a mock court trial, and paints a picture of calling William D. Upshaw as his witness. He claims Upshaw told him that he was the head speaker for the Southern Baptist Convention, and that Doctor [of Divinity] Roy E. Davis sent Upshaw to the meeting.

1964, April 27. In Tucson, AZ, William Branham described being ordained as a minister by Doctor [of Divinity] Roy E. Davis at age 17. (1925 or 1926). Branham claimed that Davis' church burned down at the time he was the assistant pastor, and that Davis moved to the mountains near Van Horn, TX.

1964, August 30. In Jeffersonville, IN, William Branham recognized "Brother Fleeman" who was a member of Roy Davis' congregation. Branham asks if he remembers Kenneth Adcock, and describes a picture he has of them together with Doctor [of Divinity] Roy E. Davis. He also asks "Brother Fleeman" if he remembers F. F. Bosworth.


1965, February 18. In Jeffersonville, IN, William Branham described preaching on the same grounds where Roy Davis was a pastor. Branham described being an elder in Davis' church.

1965, May 18. The Federal Bureau of Investigation claimed that Mississippi residents made every effort to "frustrate" agents investigating the murder of three civil rights workers. The FBI was investigating the murders of Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney, who disappeared after being held on a traffic violation. It was announced that the main Klan organization in Louisiana was led by Wizard Roy E. Davis.

1965, July. Peoples Temple moves from Indianapolis to Ukiah, California.

1965, October 20. Leadership of the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Bogalusa, LA was passed from Royal Virgil Young, Sr. (a former railroad engineer) to Roy E. Davis of Jonesboro, LA. The group reported 1,000 members.

1965, December 24. William Branham is killed in automobile accident.


1966, Roy E. Davis, Sr. dies August 12, 1966. He is buried at Restland Memorial Park cemetery in Dallas.


1967, December 11. The Present Day Ku Klux Klan Movement Report is presented to the Ninetieth Congress First Session by the Committee on Un-American Activities. The report describes Roy Davis reactivating the Ku Klux Klan in Louisiana in 1960 after the state having no effective activity for several decades. Davis held the title of Imperial Wizard of the Original Ku Klux Klan.


1974, June. Construction begins in Jonestown.

1974, December. Jones holds the only service in Georgetown, Guyana. It is a "healing" service.

1977 1977, July. Mass exodus begins for Peoples Temple members to Guyana.


1978, November 18. Over 900 people die in murder/suicide at Jonestown, Guyana

References and other research material related to the timeline above can be found in Jim Jones - The Malachi 4 Elijah Prophecy

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