Edgar Foulks

Brief Life History of Edgar

When Edgar Foulks was born on 7 August 1847, in Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Francis Fowkes, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Kent, was 22. He married Eliza Gaunt on 9 April 1890, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died about 1891, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 45.

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Edgar Foulks
Eliza Gaunt
Marriage: 9 April 1890
Harriet Elizabeth Foukes
William Edgar Foukes
Roy Foulks
Guy Foulks

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  • Edgar Fowkes in household of Francis Fowkes, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Edgar Fowkes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Edgar Foukes, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States


Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Anglo-Norman French Folkes, Foukes, an Old French nominative form of the ancient Germanic personal name Fulco, which is derived from a linguistic element meaning ‘folk, people’. See also Foulk and Volk .

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

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