Alexander H. Davis

17 February 1852–24 December 1923 (Age 71)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Alexander H.

When Alexander H. Davis was born on 17 February 1852, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Edward Horace Davis, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Stoker, was 24. He married Charlotte Ann Day on 3 July 1882, in Circleville, Piute, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Coyote, Garfield, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 24 December 1923, in Junction, Piute, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Circleville, Piute, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander H. Davis
1852–1923
Charlotte Ann Day
1863–1951
Marriage: 3 July 1882
Sarah Catherine Davis
1883–1967
Charlotte Ann Davis
1884–1939
Winnie Izola Davis
1886–1888
Eliza Davis
1890–1890
Edward Alexander Davis
1892–1980
Rozella Davis
1896–1984
Wilford Day Davis
1898–1953
Admiral Jay Davis
1900–1992
Earl Davis
1903–1968

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1882Circleville, Piute, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 5
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1863
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 20
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    David
    Davies
    Daves

    Sources (33)

    • Alex Davis, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Alexander Davis in entry for Wilford Day Davis and Eva Beatrice Twitchell, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Alexander Davis in entry for Charlotte Ann Day Davis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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