Nancy Ellen Davis

4 March 1861–13 December 1918 (Age 57)
Clark, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Ellen

When Nancy Ellen Davis was born on 4 March 1861, in Clark, Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas T. Davis, was 25 and her mother, Sidney Lamb, was 22. She married Silas Fitzpatrick on 13 October 1878, in Coles, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Ashmore, Coles, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Westfield, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 13 December 1918, in Hutton, Coles, Illinois, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Kansas Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Fitzpatrick
1856–1931
Nancy Ellen Davis
1861–1918
Marriage: 13 October 1878
Harlend O. Fitzpatrick
1880–1967
William Ivory Fitzpatrick
1884–1922
Ira “Sanford” Fitzpatrick
1887–1940
Lillie May Fitzpatrick
1890–1971
Raymond Ray Fitzpatrick
1892–1980
Hurschel Fitzpatrick
1896–1988
Cecil Chloe Fitzpatrick
1899–1990

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 October 1878Coles, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1871
    Age 10
    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
    1877 · The First Workers Strike
    Age 16
    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: patronymic meaning ‘Dafydd's (son)’, equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd, the Welsh form of David . The spelling Davis is more typical in southwestern England northwards as far as Lancashire, where the frequency of the surname largely reflects Welsh migration, but may sometimes represent a native English surname based on Davy (compare Davies ). Davis (including in the sense 2 below) is the eighth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans.Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt . Compare Davies .History: John Davis or Davys (c. 1550–1605) was an English navigator who searched for the Northwest Passage. — By the 18th century there were numerous persons named Davis in America, including the jurist John Davis, born in 1761 in Plymouth, MA, and Henry Davis, a clergyman and college president, who was born in 1771 in East Hampton, NY. — Jefferson Davis, born in 1808 in KY, was president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.

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

    Possible Related Names

    David
    Davies
    Daves

    Sources (17)

    • Nancy E Fitzpatrick in household of S Fitzpatrick, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Nancy Ellen Davis, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Nancy E Fitzpatrick in household of Silas Fitzpatrick, "United States Census, 1910"

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