John George Davis

10 December 1845–11 September 1921 (Age 75)
Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John George

When John George Davis was born on 10 December 1845, in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Tucker Davies, was 39 and his mother, Letitia Ann George, was 30. He married Druzilla Thompson on 1 February 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1910 and Duchesne, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 11 September 1921, in Indian Canyon, Duchesne, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hayden Cemetery, Hayden, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John George Davis
Druzilla Thompson
Marriage: 1 February 1875
John Henry Davis
Letitia Ann Davis
Samuel George Davis
Ephraim Thompson Davis
Druzilla Thompson Davis
Mary LeVern Davis
Effie Myrtle Davis
Leroy Payton Davis
Errold Lewis Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 February 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 9
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 12
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    1873 · Settlers arrived in Vernal
    Age 28
    On Feb 14, 1873, Pardon Dodds, among others, came to the valley to raise livestock.

    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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    Sources (16)

    • John G Davis in entry for John Henry Davis, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Davies in household of John T Davies, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John G Davis in entry for John Wm Pope and Mary LeVern Peterson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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