John Davis Evans

12 February 1859–7 August 1946 (Age 87)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Davis

When John Davis Evans was born on 12 February 1859, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Evans, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Davis, was 31. He married Elizabeth Mealmaker Boyack on 1 April 1884, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Ely Township, White Pine, Nevada, United States in 1940. He died on 7 August 1946, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Davis Evans
Elizabeth Mealmaker Boyack
Marriage: 1 April 1884
Margary Boyack Evans
Sarah Jane Evans
Norma Evans

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1884Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867
    Age 8
    The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 23
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: derivative of Evan , from Efan, Ifan, medieval forms of Ieuan (from Latin Johannes, the source of English John), dating from c. 1500, with the post-medieval patronymic suffix -s. Welsh Sion was a separate borrowing of English John, and Evan (Ieuan) and Sion developed as independent names.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • John D Evans, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John D Evans in entry for Roger Bradford Creer and Norma Evans, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • John D. Evans, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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