Edwin Lewis Davies

8 April 1848–22 April 1916 (Age 68)
Asterley, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edwin Lewis

When Edwin Lewis Davies was born on 8 April 1848, in Asterley, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Davies, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Davies, was 32. He married Elizabeth Matthews on 22 July 1869, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Mammoth, Juab, Utah, United States in 1900 and Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 6 years. He died on 22 April 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Lewis Davies
Sarah James
Marriage: 28 July 1887
Mabel Davies
William Lewis Davies
Edward Rewiti Davies
David Millward Davies
Daisy Davies
Myrtle Davies
Ernest James Davies

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 July 1887Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1851 · The First Schoolhouse in Murray
    Age 3
    A small, single room, adobe schoolhouse was built in Murray was built in 1851. A centrally located stove was used for heat. During the cold months, the students sat near the stove according to their age with the youngest children nearest the heat. Helen Holmes was the school's first teacher.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 18
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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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    Story Highlight

    An Interview with Ernest James Davies

    Ernest James Davies (an interview with Carol Murphey, his daughter, on tape) I was born on October 26, 1901, on 53rd South in the old house. My father was in jail before I was born because of poly …

    Sources (30)

    • Edwin L Davis in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Edwin Davies in household of Edward Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Edward L. Davies in entry for Edward R. Davies and Blanche Donaldson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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