William Davies

Male1857–

Brief Life History of William

When William Davies was born in 1857, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John J Davies, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Morgan, was 32. He lived in Bradys Bend Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. In 1870, at the age of 13, his occupation is listed as coal miner.

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Family Time Line

John J Davies
1830–1911
Margaret Morgan
1825–1897
James Davies
1854–1933
William Davies
1857–
Harriet Alice Davies
1860–1939
Winifred Davies
1863–1938
Margaret Davies
1865–
Jemima Davies
1869–

Sources (2)

  • William Davis in household of John J Davis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Davis in household of John J Davis, "United States Census, 1860"

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Siblings (6)

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 6

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

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 6

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 33

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Welsh and English: variant of Davis , a patronymic equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd ‘Dafydd's son’. The name is especially numerous in south Wales. This form of the name probably shows the influence of Davy , the common English form of the personal name David in the late medieval and early modern periods (see Davey ).

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

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