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
Emily Althera Nix
Marriage: 11 December 1871
Emily Frances Davis
Hyrum George Davis
Mary Eliza Davis
Charles Thomas Davis
Henry Willard Davis
Louise Davis
Alice Adelia Davis
Wilbert Leo Davis
Hazel Lillian Davis
Ethel Burdette Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1871Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    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.

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    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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