Harriett Showell

6 August 1824–6 June 1892 (Age 67)
Great Gidding, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Harriett

When Harriett Showell was born on 6 August 1824, in Great Gidding, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Daniel Showell, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth "Betty" King, was 22. She married Joseph David Davis on 31 August 1857, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Battle Creek, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 6 June 1892, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph David Davis
Harriett Showell
Marriage: 31 August 1857
Joseph Frederick Davis
John Edwin Davis
Emma Louise Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 August 1857Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 1
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    Age 19
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (Warwickshire): habitational name from Showell in Little Tew or Showell in Steeple Barton (both Oxfordshire), from Old English seofon ‘seven’ + wella ‘well, spring, stream’. Compare Sewell .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Harriet Shoell by Charlene Heaton

    Harriet Shoell As the icy wind whipped against her emaciated body, Harriet age 31, wondered how much more she and her 18 year old sister Ellen, could endure. It had been two days since either of the …

    Sources (18)

    • Harriet Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Harriet Shoell in entry for Emma Louise Cobbley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Harriett Wooley, "United States Census, 1870"

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