Jane Thompson Davis

14 February 1834–15 December 1903 (Age 69)
Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane Thompson

When Jane Thompson Davis was born on 14 February 1834, in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Tucker Davies, was 27 and her mother, Hannah Thompson, was 25. She married Orson Spencer on 16 February 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 15 December 1903, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Finch
Jane Thompson Davis
Marriage: 8 February 1855
Maria Finch
Jane Elizabeth Finch
Rebecca Ann Finch
Mary Evana Finch
Joseph Davis Finch
Martha Helen Finch
John William Finch
Benjamin Henry Finch
Chloe Finch
Grace Darling Finch
James Douglas Davis Finch

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  • Marriage
    8 February 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 9
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 29
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    History of Jane Finch Jarvis

    History of Jane Finch Davis (As told to her daughter Ann Jarvis Brown and daughter-in-law Elner Bearnson Jarvis in December 1938 - Mrs. Jarvis being 80 year …

    Sources (44)

    • Jane B Davis in entry for Maria Finch Burmester, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jane Finch in household of Joseph Finch, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jane Finch, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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