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
Polly Chapman Hammon
Marriage: 8 March 1869
Polly Ann Davis
Martha Ellen Davis
William Davis
Lucy Jane Davis
John Henry Davis
Levi Samuel Davis
Daniel Jedidiah Davis
George Reuben Davis
Albert Marion Davis
Elizabeth Alice Davis
Rose Matilda Davis
Betsy Alfretta Davis
Myrtle Elnora Davis

Spouse and Children

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

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    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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