William George Davis

12 November 1842–9 December 1851 (Age 9)
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William George

When William George Davis was born on 12 November 1842, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Tucker Davies, was 36 and his mother, Letitia Ann George, was 27. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1851. He died on 9 December 1851, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 9, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Tucker Davies
1806–1888
Letitia Ann George
1815–1872
William George Davis
1842–1851
Samuel Willard Davis
1860–1861
John George Davis
1845–1921
Alma Charles Davis Sr
1848–1903
Ephraim George Davis
1851–1894
Mary Sophia George Davis
1853–1923
Letitia Ann George Davis
1856–1919
Sarah Jane George Davis
1858–1860
Martha Helen Davis
1862–1946

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World Events (4)

1843
Age 1
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1846
Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848
Age 6
Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.

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)

  • George Wm Davies, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • George Wm Davies, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • George William Davis or Davies, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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