William Oliver Davies

19 December 1830–4 January 1897 (Age 66)
Kinnerley, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Oliver

When William Oliver Davies was born on 19 December 1830, in Kinnerley, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Davies, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Jasper, was 22. He married Mary Ann Raybould on 6 April 1851. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in San Bernardino, California, United States in 1860 and California, United States in 1870. He died on 4 January 1897, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Oliver Davies
1830–1897
Mary Ann Raybould
1819–1878
Marriage: 6 April 1851
William Albert Davies
1851–1931
Benjamin A. Davies Sr.
1853–1907
Naomi Abigail Davies
1854–1936
Phoebe Davies
1856–1857
Jasper Davies
1857–1857
Joseph Davies
1858–1858
Martha Jane Davies
1859–1948
Theodora Davies
1864–1896

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 April 1851
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1843
    Age 13
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 18
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: variant of Davis , a patronymic equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd ‘Dafydd's son’. The name is especially numerous in south Wales. This form of the name probably shows the influence of Davy , the common English form of the personal name David in the late medieval and early modern periods (see Davey ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Davis

    Sources (20)

    • William Davies, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • William Davies in household of Edward Davies, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William Davis in household of Edward Davis, "United States Census, 1850"

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