Henry Lewis Davis

20 December 1844–13 February 1908 (Age 63)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Henry Lewis

When Henry Lewis Davis was born on 20 December 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Joshua Davis, was 23 and his mother, Susan Ann Cole, was 17. He married Rachel Ann Baum on 15 December 1867, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Provo Bench, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 13 February 1908, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Henry Lewis Davis
Phylinda Loveridge
Marriage: 6 February 1871
Ida Malinda Davis
Rachel Ann Davis
Electa Davis
Ella Susan Davis
Hosea Lewis Davis
Stella May Davis
Elsie Myrtle Davis
Elwood Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 February 1871Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 1
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 17
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Henry Lewis Davis (1844-1908)

    From plaque in Orem, Utah Heritage Museum next door to the Scera Theater: "Believed to be the first settler to spend an entire winter on the Provo Bench (later named Orem), Henry was born in Nauvoo …

    Sources (28)

    • Hy H Davis in household of Joshua Davis, "United States Census, 1860"
    • H L Davis in entry for Elwood Davis and Sara Millett, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Henry S Davis in entry for Hosea Lewis Davis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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