John Henry Davis

17 April 1860–17 May 1947 (Age 87)
Ogden Utah Temple, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Henry

When John Henry Davis was born on 17 April 1860, in Ogden Utah Temple, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, John Johnson Davies, was 28 and his mother, Mariah Rachel Davies, was 27. He married Mary Annie Henderson on 2 November 1884, in Cannonville, Garfield, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Cannonville, Garfield, Utah, United States for about 15 years and Upton Election Precinct, Summit, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 17 May 1947, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Cannonville Cemetery, Cannonville, Garfield, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Davis
Mary Annie Henderson
Marriage: 2 November 1884
John Henderson Davis
Laura Maria Davis
Emily Arilla Davis
Dicy Davis
Lois Davis
Margaret Alena Davis
Guy Vernon Davies
Sherman Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1884Cannonville, Garfield, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
    1861 · The Civil War Starts
    Age 1
    When the Civil War broke out Kentucky had said they would be neutral. As the war raged on though, Kentucky supplied around 86,000 troops to the North and half of that to the South. Fort Jefferson in western Kentucky was the first fort occupied by the Union forces
    Age 26
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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.

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    John Henry Davies Marriages

    John Henry Davies married two sisters. He married the second sister Laura Jane when her father wanted her to marry the next door neighbor. He was much older and already had wives. She ran to her si …

    Sources (46)

    • John Davis in entry for Davis, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • John H Davis in household of William Mangun, "United States Census, 1940"
    • John H Davis in entry for Edward Hansen and Lois Johnson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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