John Howell Davies

28 April 1830–1 October 1904 (Age 74)
Alltwen, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Howell

When John Howell Davies was born on 28 April 1830, in Alltwen, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, George Davies, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Willis, was 25. He married Elizabeth Morgan on 29 January 1852, in Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Cadoxton, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1861 and St John, Onaqui, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1870. In 1861, at the age of 31, his occupation is listed as coal miner in Cadoxton, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. He died on 1 October 1904, in Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Parker Memorial Park, Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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John Howell Davies
Elizabeth Morgan
Marriage: 29 January 1852
Samuel Llewelyn Morgan Davis
Sarah Elizabeth Davies

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 January 1852Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 1
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 20
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

    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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    Sources (25)

    • John Davis in entry for Samuel Morgon Davis, "Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929"
    • John H Davis, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Davies in entry for Samuel Davies, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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