George Albert Davis

7 July 1877–28 November 1939 (Age 62)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of George Albert

When George Albert Davis was born on 7 July 1877, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Albert Westley Davis, was 36 and his mother, Melissa Jane Lambson, was 30. He married Lucy Smith Whittaker on 4 February 1904, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 28 November 1939, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Albert Davis
1877–1939
Lucy Smith Whittaker
1885–1929
Marriage: 4 February 1904
George Whittaker Davis
1904–1924
David Moroni Davis
1906–1985
Willard Wendell Davis
1909–1992
Lucille Davis
1911–1969
Albert Fielding Davis
1913–1982
Nina Mary Davis
1915–2005
Baby Davis
1921–1921

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 February 1904Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 4
    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.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 5
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 19
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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

    Story Highlight

    My Grandpa George

    I was not able to meet my grandpa but my dad, Fielding, told me many stories about him. I remember him telling me about how ill he became. Telling me that he had to lift him and turn him in bed that …

    Sources (40)

    • George A Davis in entry for Davis, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • George A Davis, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Geo A in entry for Willard Wendell Davis and Alanson Baggarley McKean, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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