Sara Jane Cloward

12 May 1855–30 November 1940 (Age 85)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Sara Jane

When Sara Jane Cloward was born on 12 May 1855, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, James Mason Cloward, was 28 and her mother, Mary Ann Baum, was 19. She married Joshua Martin Davis on 30 January 1869, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Provo, Utah, Utah Territory, United States in 1860 and Ward 3 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 30 November 1940, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Joshua Martin Davis
Sara Jane Cloward
Marriage: 30 January 1869
Maribah Rosetta Davis
Ranetta Ann Davis
Mary Elizabeth Davis
Ida May Davis
Sarah Jane Davis
Martin Burdell Davis
Martelous Davis
Oliver Lee Davis
Leigh Davis
Neal Grant Davis

Spouse and Children

30 January 1869
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 8

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Clauert or Glauert, from a Germanic personal name composed of Old High German glou ‘sharp witted’ + hart ‘strong’.

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

Story Highlight


Sarah Jane Cloward Davis was born in Provo, Utah on May 12, 1855. In 1869 she married Joshua Martin Davis. They owned a little one room adobe house on 338 North, 4th West. On October 20, 1870 …

Sources (3)

  • Sarah J Cloward in household of Frank B Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sarah J Cloward in household of Jas Cloward, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Davis in household of Martin Davis, "United States Census, 1870"

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