Emily Althera Nix

21 October 1854–10 July 1939 (Age 84)
Dowsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emily Althera

When Emily Althera Nix was born on 21 October 1854, in Dowsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Nix, was 27 and her mother, Mary Holmes Banks, was 20. She married William George Davis on 11 December 1871, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1860 and Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 10 July 1939, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

William George Davis
1841–1900
Emily Althera Nix
1854–1939
Marriage: 11 December 1871
Emily Frances Davis
1873–1939
Hyrum George Davis
1875–1947
Mary Eliza Davis
1877–1954
Charles Thomas Davis
1879–1950
Henry Willard Davis
1880–1970
Louise Davis
1883–1979
Alice Adelia Davis
1886–1974
Wilbert Leo Davis
1889–1978
Hazel Lillian Davis
1894–1971
Ethel Burdette Davis
1897–1985

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1871Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863
    Age 9
    Arizona Territory
    1878 · Early Settlers Arrive in Mesa
    Age 24
    George W. Sirrine, Charles I. Robson, Charles Crismon, and Francis M. Pomeroy broke ahead of the Mesa Company to determine the permanent location for the new settlers. They arrived to Ft. Utah in Arizona on December 1877. The remainder of the nine families of the Mesa Company arrived on February 14, 1878. The company moved five miles upstream to utilize an ancient canal. The townsite was known as Mesa City.

    Name Meaning

    German and Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Nicholas (German Nikolaus).Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Nioclais ‘son of Nicholas’, which was taken by some Limerick families named Woulfe .German: nickname from Middle High German nickes(e), nixe ‘water sprite’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Nicholas

    Story Highlight

    The History of Henry Floyd Davis

    The History of Henry Floyd Davis Compiled by Anjanette Stone A Great-Granddaughter July 2007 (Revised 4-9-2017) Henry “Floyd” Davis was born on April 18, 1904, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. His paren …

    Sources (24)

    • Emily Nix in entry for Hazel Lillian Davis, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Emily Davis in household of W G Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Emily Nix, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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