Mormon William Davis

5 March 1851–10 June 1890 (Age 39)
Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Mormon William

When Mormon William Davis was born on 5 March 1851, in Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Gad Davis, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Williams, was 25. He married Louisa Walters on 16 October 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Aberystruth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Brighton Township, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1860. In 1880, at the age of 29, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 10 June 1890, in Midway, Wasatch, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Midway City Cemetery, Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mormon William Davis
Louisa Walters
Marriage: 16 October 1876
Susie Davis
Walter Mormon Davis
Annie Elizabeth Davis
Louisa May Davis
Elmer Davis
Gad Ace Davis
James Francis Davis
Leslie Durmont Davis

Spouse and Children

16 October 1876
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 3

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 6

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mormon Davies in household of Gad Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Mormon Davies, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Morman Davis in household of Gad Davis, "United States Census, 1860"

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