Harold Losee Davis

22 August 1913–10 December 1997 (Age 84)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Harold Losee

When Harold Losee Davis was born on 22 August 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Reuben P Davis, was 28 and his mother, Polly Iretta Losee, was 28. He married Hortense Shepard on 22 August 1938, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Honolulu, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States in 1935 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 10 December 1997, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harold Losee Davis
1913–1997
Hortense Shepard
1915–1974
Marriage: 22 August 1938

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 August 1938Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 3
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 3
    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 22
    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    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

    Story Highlight

    Jessica's memories of Harold

    I honestly don't remember much of Great Grandpa Harold, the only strong memories I have of him are Harold letting me eat captain crunch cereal when I was at his house in Salt Lake City. I also remembe …

    Sources (21)

    • Davis, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Harold Loosee Davis, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Harold Losee Davis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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