William M. Davis

27 September 1848–27 March 1935 (Age 86)
Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William M.

When William M. Davis was born on 27 September 1848, in Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Davis, was 50 and his mother, Lucy Davis, was 41. He married Polly Chapman Hammon on 8 March 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in River Valley, Riverdale, Weber, Utah, United States in 1870 and St. Anthony, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 27 March 1935, in Wilford, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Wilford, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William M. Davis
1848–1935
Polly Chapman Hammon
1851–1914
Marriage: 8 March 1869
Polly Ann Davis
1868–1868
Martha Ellen Davis
1870–1870
William Davis
1871–1926
Lucy Jane Davis
1873–1950
John Henry Davis
1876–1937
Levi Samuel Davis
1878–1958
Daniel Jedidiah Davis
1880–1947
George Reuben Davis
1882–1960
Albert Marion Davis
1884–1974
Elizabeth Alice Davis
1887–1964
Rose Matilda Davis
1889–1963
Betsy Alfretta Davis
1892–1977
Myrtle Elnora Davis
1894–1982

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 March 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 6
    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.
    1863
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 24
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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 (52)

    • William Davis, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Davis in entry for Levi S Davis and Josephine Davis, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • William Davis in entry for Levi Samuel Davis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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