Joseph Hyrum Davis Sr.

Brief Life History of Joseph Hyrum

When Joseph Hyrum Davis Sr. was born on 15 March 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, George Davis, was 26 and his mother, Martha D Filer, was 27. He married Annie Cecelia Condie on 25 October 1888, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States for about 5 years and Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 13 June 1947, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hyrum Davis Sr.
1866–1947
Annie Cecelia Condie
1870–1948
Marriage: 25 October 1888
Blanche Cecelia Davis
1889–1987
Joseph Hyrum Davis Jr
1891–1982
Vera May Davis
1893–1953
Murtice Elizabeth Davis
1899–1982
Harold Condie Davis
1902–1989
Teresa Leone Davis
1904–1997
Gladys Martha Davis
1908–1999

Sources (49)

  • Jos. Hyrum Davis, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Joseph H. Davis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Joseph Hyrum Davis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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